Despite the prominence of the inter county action there was plenty of fare on the local scene. In the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor A hurling league a strong performance from Joe Fitzpatrick helped Dunnamaggin to a fine win over Graigue Ballycallan 2-15 to 2-6. Graigue Ballycallan were unlucky earlier in the week as they narrowly lost out to the Harps by 5-16 to 3-15. The other game of the week in the minor league saw Kilmacow make the trek up to Ballyragget to take on the locals where the duly took the points home with a fine 4-21 to 0-6 win. Due to the Kilkenny minors making the All-Ireland Hurling final clubs have the option to play league games minus their county men and can contact Willie Dempsey if they wish to do so.
In the Duggan Steel U-15 Roinn B league Mullinavat gained a somewhat surprising victory over Kilmacow where CJ Fitzgerald and Cormac McEvoy were prominent in the victory whilst in the other group Dunnamaggin proved to be far too strong for Thomastown.
The U-13 hurling league is still in full flow. On Sunday morning the Rower Inistioge and Kilmacow played out an entertaining game the saw the men clad in green and red come out on top 1-11 to 2-5. Goals were on show as Barrow Rangers were unlucky to lose out to James Stephens 8-13 to 6-6 whilst Graignamanagh got the better of O’Loughlin Gaels in a fourteen goal thriller 7-13 to 7-8. A late burst of goals saw Dicksboro emerge with points over Mullinavat 6-4 to 1-7. Tullogher Rosbercon continued their impressive form after they defeated near neighbours 2-15 to 2-7 whilst St Patricks were too strong for Graignamanagh 4-6 to 6-13. A late goal saw James Stephens sneak a 4-9 to 3-10 win over Carrickshock. Conahy Shamrocks hit a number of goals to secure the victory over a game Naomh Eoin. In the final game of the week St Patrick’s took on James Stephens. Points from Christian Connick, Mark Bergin & Mark Doheny saw them build a lead before a late goal from Oisin Troy saw them take the two points.