International Compression Brand SKINS announces details of high performance day for young GAA Players to be held in Johnstown House, Co. Meath.
30th September, 2013 Dublin football’s All Ireland winning midfielder Cian O’Sullivan was in the Gibson Hotel today for the launch of the SKINS GAA School in which young GAA players from across the country, between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age, can enter a competition to win a trip to Johnstown House, Co. Meath for a day of high quality coaching from SKINS Ambassadors including Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny hurler), Darran O’ Sullivan (Kerry footballer) Sean Cavanagh (Tyrone footballer) Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin Footballer) and Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin hurler). Click on Read More below for more details.
Under 16/17 Football Development Squads
Click on a Read More below for list of players asked to attend training at 10.00a.m. in James Park on Sunday 20th Oct.
On Sat 26th Oct a Leinster Under 16/17 Football Blitz will take place in Carlow with Carlow,Wexford ,Wicklow and Kilkenny taking part. The Following Sat 2nd Nov a second series takes place.
Emeralds and the Rower Inistioge will both try to bridge the gap to the senior ranks in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The Rower have been the form team of the year in this grade winning 4 out of 5 of their league matches, their only defeat coming in their very first game when Mullinavat had a narrow 2 point victory. Emeralds, on the other hand, finished up in the bottom two in the same group but steered clear of relegation with a win over Young Irelands in the first round of the championship - and they haven't looked back since. The Rower Inistioge will be most people's favourites coming into this game but a Derek Lyng/Aidan Fogarty inspired Emeralds side will have nothing to fear and are sure to give it everything to bring the title to the north of the county. Throw in is at 3.30.
Although both clubs have been playing at Junior level for some time now next Sunday's J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior County Final will no doubt bring many people back to an important day in both club's histories. The 1950's and 60's was a golden era for Bennettsbridge winning 11 senior titles between 1952 and 1971. At the same time Lisdowney were desperately trying to make the breakthrough from the Junior grade a feat they achieved by defeating Knocktoper to win the 1960 Junior title. Building on this success they went on to reach the Senior Final in 1962 only to come up against a legendary Bridge side in the Final where they were defeated 5-7 to 2-8. Ironically, Kilkenny GAA will be honouring the 1963 Kilkenny side at the senior final on Sunday 27th and that same Bennettsbridge team supplied 8 of the 24 panel in that year including Captain Seamus Cleere. Also on the 1963 team was probably Lisdowney's greatest son - Ted Carroll. Who will make history next Sunday? There's a cracker in store! Throw in is at 1.45.
Before a crowd of almost 7,000 in Nowlan Park on Sunday Clara and Carrickshock qualified for this year's St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Final. In the first game Clara were made fight all the way by a game St Martins side. The sides were level with 10 minutes remaining but a James Nolan goal in the 52nd minute was to prove crucial. Final Score: Clara 1-17 St Martins 1-14.
In the second game champions Ballyhale found themselves chasing the game from the start. Carrickshock jumped into a 0-6 to 0-1 lead in the first 8 minutes. A Colin Fennelly goal after 13 minutes brought Ballyhale into the game but Carrickshock still maintained a 3 point interval lead. A Brian Donovan goal in the 41st minute pushed Carrickshock 5 ahead but it was Michael Rohan's goal 4 minutes later which really did the damage as far as Shamrocks were concerned. Like true champions Ballyhale brought it back to a single score with 3 minutes remaining but sub Niall Rohan killed off the contest with a 4th goal in injury time. Final Score: Carrickshock 4-14 Ballyhale 2-14