Please click below for full details for the U-16 Development Squads for the coming week.
Both the Kilkenny minors and seniors endured losses in Semple Stadium today, the minors were up against Galway in the first match of the day and fell behind early on with Galway picking off points with much more ease, eight points the difference at half time. The second half continued in the same vein for both teams and Kilkenny struggled to close the gap with Galway eventually running out seven point winners to book their All-Ireland semi-final place. Kilkenny will have to do it all again next Saturday in Semple Stadium against Limerick, that match has a throw in time of 3pm. An All-Ireland semi-final space awaits the winner.
The seniors once again had a thrilling contest and despite behind ahead at various stages of the first half they headed down the tunnel at half-time three point behind on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-15. On the restart Kilkenny started the slow process to close that gap and they had to wait until the 64th minute when Richie Hogan struck for goal before they retook the lead, 2 points the advantage now. Limerick responded well grabbing the next three points, before Richie Leahy scored Kilkenny's final point. With the scores tied at 1-22 to 0-25, the next two points for Limerick proved crucial. Limerick had by now booked their place in the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork on July 29th. The performance of the these players and our management team this season is one we can be proud off and we can look truely look forward to 2019.
For both match reports, click below (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
For pictures from minor game click here (Credit: Martin Rowe)
For pictures from the senior game click here (Credit: Martin Rowe
The third Hurlers Co-op draw was held during the week, congratulations to all prize winners. The fourth draw will take place on Tuesday July 31st. Once again a huge word of thanks to all the clubs and to the people who have purchased tickets this year making this years draw one of the biggest. All funds raised go directly to fund the developentment activities of Kilkenny GAA.
Both Kilkenny Senior and Minor Teams for the All Ireland Quarter Final Double Header in Thurles on Sunday were announced this evening. There are two changes on the senior team with Colin Fennelly replacing the injured Walter Walsh and Martin Keoghan replacing John Donnelly. Click on Read More below for full details.
Tickets are still available for the Semple Stadium games and can be purchased prior to Sunday at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets at the discount rate.
Kilkenny U-14 and U-15 Black and Amber Hurling Development Squads are taking place THIS WEDNESDAY, 11th July in MW Hire TC Dunmore.
U14 Black and Amber sessions at 6.15pm sharp
U15 Black and Amber sessions at 7.15pm sharp