Mooncoin were worthy winners of the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Championship when they had a comprehensive win over a young John Lockes team in the first game played in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Picture shows County Board Chairman and proud Mooncoin man Ned Quinn presenting the trophy to Mooncoin Captain Ethan Ryan and Mooncoin's greatest supporter Tomás Kinsella.
Click HERE for brief report from John Knox of Kilkenny People Sport
Click HERE for images of the game courtesy Martin Rowe.
Mooncoin now play St Fechins, Louth Senior Hurling Champions, in the AIB Leinster Junior Club Championship at a Louth venue next Saturday.
This weekend saw the culmination of two major fund-raisers in aid of the Kilkenny players training and holiday fund. On Saturday night Mike Denver performed to a full house at The Hub in Cillin Hill. Then on Sunday at half time of the Senior County Final the draw for the Players Raffle took place.
Click on Read More below for the Draw winners. Click HERE for images of the Mike Denver Concert courtesy Martin Rowe.
Kilkenny GAA would like to thank all those who supported both ventures.
This Sunday in Nowlan Park patrons will be offered two very special publications to purchase. Firstly the County Final match programme, which features a photo of the Kilkenny Hurling Monument on its cover, has all the info you will need on the St Canices Credit Union Senior Final and the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Final. It will also have team information on the Senior Relegation clash at Palmerstown and the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor C Final between James Stephens and Tullaroan. To mark the introduction of the Kilkenny 1967 Team on County Final Day a special souvenir publication will also be available containing match reports, photos and newspaper reaction to Kilkenny's win over Tipperary in that final.
Both publications cost €3 and will be collectors' items.
This Friday evening October 28th KCLR 96FM will broadcast live from Nowlan Park as we build up to both county finals on Sunday. The programme kicks off at 6.30 and runs until 8pm. Adrian Ronan will be your host as guests from all four participating clubs join in for chat, music and fun. We will be delighted to welcome supporters to attend the programme which will be held in the new upstairs room overlooking the pitch in Aras O Cearbhaill.
Next Sunday - October 30th - is County Final Day in Nowlan Park. The day will start with the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Final between John Lockes and Mooncoin at 1pm. Then at 3.15 the seniors of Ballyhale Shamrocks and O'Loughlin Gaels will face each other in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Final. In between the 1967 Kilkenny team who had their first All Ireland win over Tipperary in 45 years will be honoured. St Patricks Brass and Reed Band will also be in attendance for Kilkenny's big day.
Tickets are now on sale at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets. Buy your tickets in advance and avoid the queues on Sunday. Student/Pensioner tickets on sale at Nowlan Park only on match day. Click on Read More below for list of outlets