Following on the passing of Martin Treacy during 2014 Bennettsbridge has lost another stalwarth with the passing of Jim Bennett over the New Year period. Jim was a member of the highly successful Bennettsbridge team of the sixties. He played in 5 County Finals between 1965 and 1972 winning championship medals in 1966 v Mooncoin and 1967 v Thomastown. He was a sub on the Kilkenny senior team defeated by Cork in the 1966 Final but returned the following year and was picked at corner forward on the team captained by his great friend Jim Treacy. It was probably his greatest day when along with Bridge colleagues Jim Treacy, Seamus Cleere, Paddy Moran, John Kinsella and Noel Skehan Kilkenny defeated Tipperary in an unforgettable final. He also captained Kilkenny in the 67/68 National League campaign. Ar Dheis Dé Go raibh sé.
Kilkenny GAA sends its sincere sympathy to Jim's family and hurling colleagues. Click on Read More below for team photos from the 1960's.
Dicksboro 2-10 Bennettsbridge 0-14
Goals win games and this certainly proved the case in the Kells Road Venue on Saturday when Dicksboro just pipped Bennettsbridge in a thriller. Dicksboro now play Thomastown in the County Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday January 11th.
Picture shows Northern Board Secretary P J Kenny presenting the trophy to Boro captain Aaron Duggan. Also in the photo is J J Kavanagh representing sponsors J J Kavanagh and Sons.
Click HERE for images of the game from Willie Dempsey. Click on Read More for team photos.
Cloneen 4-7 St Patricks 0-1
Cloneen won the Duggan Steel Under 16 Roinn C 2014 Football title with a comprehensive win over St Patricks. Picture shows Cloneen captain Paul O Neill accepting the trophy from Bord na nOg Chairman Willie Dempsey.
Click on Read More below for Cloneen team photo.
Nollag Shona agus Ath-bhliain Faoi Mhaise ó Choiste Chontae Ciil Chainnigh.
Kilkenny GAA wishes all our players, members, supporters and friends a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2015
The opening quarter in this game proved crucial as Emeralds raced into a 1-6 to 0-0 lead. After 20 mins the lead was out to 2-6 to 0-1 and the writing was on the wall for the Dunnamaggin side. However they steadied the ship somewhat coming up to half-time and faced into the second half 7 points in arrears 2-7 to 1-3. Halfway through the second half the lead was 9 points but a strong finish from the south champions saw them narrow the gap to 4 with 5 minutes to go. However Emeralds held out for a deserved win 2-13 to 2-9. Click HERE for match photos from Willie Dempsey.
Meanwhile in the South Thomastown were crowned u21 A champions following a terrific game with Glenmore on a final scoreline of 0-19 to 2-8. They now meet the winners of the North Final between Dicksboro and Bennettsbridge. The North Final will be played on weekend 3/4 January with the County Final on the following weekend. Click HERE for South Final match photos from Willie Dempsey