Following another bumper weekend of action the finalists for both the Minor A and Senior County Finals are known. In the Kilkenny Citroen Centre Minor A Final Dicksboro will meet O'Loughlin Gaels following semi-final wins over Thomastown and James Stephens respectively. The games were played in very difficult weather conditions on Saturday. Also on Saturday in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Relegation Final an early two goal burst for Fenians left Tullaroan chasing the game and despite a brave second half effort they are destined to play in the Intermediate ranks next year while the great survivors, Fenians, hang on again to senior status.
Then on to Sunday and much better weather conditions in Nowlan Park Ballyhale and Clara booked their places in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Final with wins over St Martins and Carrickshock respectively. Click HERE for images of the weekend courtesy Willie Dempsey.
Next Sunday sees the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Semi-Finals in a great double header offering in Nowlan Park. The Ballyhale v St Martins game throws in at 1.15 with Clara and Carrickshock in action at 3pm. Again the Old Stand Side of the Ground and the Terrace will be closed due to the continued construction work. Admission to the double header will be Adults €15 and Student and Pensioners €10. Children under 16 are free. The adult admission will be by TICKET ONLY. These will be on sale at three sales units on Hebron Road and the sales unit beside Aras O Cearbhaill. Students and Pensioners can pay cash €10 at designated turnstiles.
All Ireland Medals will be presented to both senior and minor teams at a banquet in Cillin Hill on Friday 7 November. The after dinner medal ceremony will be hosted by Rachel Wyse of Sky Sports. If you would like to join the players and families and be part of this very special evening tickets are available at a cost of €40 and can be purchased at Nowlan Park.
This Friday night October 31st our Supporters Cub have arranged a Dog Night at James Park. Members of the senior and minor All Ireland winning teams plus the Mc Carthy and Irish Press Cups will be in attendance. Admission is just €10 with proceeds going to the Players Holiday Fund.
Meanwhile, the Supporters Club will be on hand in Nowlan Park on Sunday to sell various merchandise in support of the Players Holiday Fund.
Your support for their work is greatly appreciated.