Kilkenny GAA is today mourning the death of Martin Treacy former senior All Ireland medal winner and longest serving member of our County Board. A native of Bennettsbridge Martin along with his brothers Jim,Paddy, Michael and the late Sean was part of the great 'Bridge teams of the 50's and 60's and won a total of 9 Senior Co Championship medals with them. On his retirement he became deeply involved in the administration of the club and his fundraising efforts on its behalf are legendary. Martin displayed equal commitment to his role as a member of our County Board and served on many of its sub committees as well as acting as steward on big match days in Nowlan Park. Click HERE for article from our 2010 Yearbook on Martin written by Barrie Henriques.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his sorrowing wife Teresa, his sons Martin, John and Desmond, daughter Patricia and to the extended Treacy family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
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Following a highly exciting hurling championship in 2013 the 2014 version has started with a bang. Waterford and Cork have already played a draw with Limerick edging out Tipperary in another thriller last weekend. In Leinster a gallant Laois effort came up just short against Galway while Wexford put up an impressive score in their tie with Antrim.
Kilkenny enter the fray this weekend when Brian Whelehan's Offaly come calling to Nowlan Park for Sky Sports first televised game.
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Tickets are on sale at the usual Centra and Supervalu outlets right across the county.
The Kilkenny team will be announced here this evening Thursday after 9pm.
Kilkenny play Wexford in the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster Under 21 Hurling Quarter-Final in Nowlan Park on Wednesday evening.
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Throw In is at 7.30pm and admission is Adults €10; Students/Pensioners €5 with Under 16's Free.
U-14 Hurling Development Squads Wed 4th June
Whilst most of the focus will undoubtedly be on the senior hurlers first championship outing against Offaly in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening the footballers travel to Ruislip where they will take on London in Round 2 of the British Junior Championship on Sunday with a 2pm throw in. In their first outing in Nowlan Park last weekend they were defeated by Warwickshire on a 0-10 to 1-2 scoreline. But Kilkenny could have been much closer to their opponents had they converted more of the chances in front of goal. No doubt coach Christy Walsh and his selectors have been working on this aspect of play at training. Best of luck to the team in London.