Last weekend was a great one for Kilkenny Football and it is probably fitting that the J J Kavanagh & Sons Senior County Final between great rivals Railyard and Muckalee rounds off the week. Many of the team that captured the British Junior Football Championship will be in action in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening - throw in 7pm. Last weekend also O'Loughlin Gaels won Division 6 of Feile Peil and Danesfort reached the final of Division 10. And in a recent Primary Schools Blitz in Nowlan Park involving Wexford, Carlow, Laois and Kilkenny two Kilkenny teams reached the final and this was the third year in a row that this happened. It was also heartening to see the enjoyment our under 10's had when they played football on the occasion of recent Festival of Games in Nowlan Park. Admission to Nowlan Park on Saturday evening will be just €5 with Ardán De Gras side only open
Kilkenny made football history on Saturday when they were crowned British Junior Football Champions with a 2-7 to 0-8 win over Scotland in Edinburgh. Kilkenny suffered a heavy defeat to the same opposition in the semi-final in 2014. They now play Connacht champions Mayo in the All Ireland Semi-Final a game which will be played in Nowlan Park on July 25th. Picture shows Kilkenny captain Caleb Roche of Railyard accepting the trophy in Edinburgh on Saturday.
Click on Read More below for brief match report and overview of Kilkenny's involvement in the British Championship,
To make it a great weekend for football in Kilkenny we send our congratulations to O'Loughlin Gaels who won the Div 6 Féile competition and Danesfort who were finalists in Div 10. Both teams won all their group games.
A number of League and Shield Finals at Under 14 level have been completed over the past week or so. Click on Read More below for photos involving Erins Own, james Stephens, St Patricks and tulogher Rosbercon
U15 South match v North Kilkenny on next Friday July 3rd in MW Training Centre Dunmore. Please be there for 6pm. If unavailable text Dan O'Neill on 086-8596370 asap. Training goes ahead on Wednesday in Mooncoin.
The Under 16A Squad will now have a game against James Stephens Minors on Wed. Click on Read More below for full details.
Meanwhile the Under 17 squad for training in Dunmore on Wednesday evening has been announced. Click on Read More below for details
At a function held recently Kilkenny Senior Manager Brian Cody presented Gaeltacht scholarships to Coláiste na Rinne to boys and girls from Primary and Secondary Schools in Kilkenny. Also present on the occasion were parents of the children and officers of Kilkenny GAA. We wish all the recipients a very enjoyable and fruitful stay in Ring this summer.
Click HERE for photos of the presentations.
Click Read More below for list of recipients