This weekend sees three Kilkenny Clubs in AIB Club Championship action. First up will be Junior Champions Bennettsbridge who travel to O Connor Park Tullamore on Saturday to take on Shamrocks of Offaly in the Leinster Final with a 1.30pm throw in. Thirty minutes later Mullinavat will be in action in Ruislip where Kilburn Gaels will provide the opposition in The All Ireland Intermediate Quarter-Final. Then on Sunday Ballyhale Shamrocks travel to Portlaoise to take on Offaly's Kilcormac-Killoughey in the Leinster Senior Final at 2pm. The Ballyhale game will be covered live on TG4 and on KCLR 96FM. KCLR will also have live coverage of the Bennettsbridge game on Saturday. Score updates will be available on all three games on @KilkennyCLG Twitter feed. Kilkenny GAA wishes all the very best to all three clubs.
Following the announcement over the last two weeks of the retirement of Tommy Walsh, David Herity, Brian Hogan and Aidan Fogarty many tributes have been paid.
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December is Convention time in Kilkenny and it kicks off this evening Monday Dec 1st with the Handball Convention in Nowlan Park. This will be followed on Tuesday 2nd with the Football Convention in Nowlan Park and the Bord na nÓg convention on Thursday 4th also in Nowlan Park. Then next Tuesday night December 9th will be the turn of the Divisional Boards with the South Board meeting in Mullinavat GAA Club and the North Board convening in Nowlan Park. Then on Monday 15th December the County Convention takes place in O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Complex.
With just three days to go the line up for the Kilkenny players "Cats on the Catwalk" Fashion Show has been further enhanced with the addition of Kilkenny Camogie stars Edwina Keane and Jaqui Frisby. They join Kilkenny seniors Jackie Tyrrell, Paul Murphy, Richie Hogan, Conor Fogarty, Kieran Joyce, Lester Ryan, David Herity, Michael Fennelly, Aidan Fogarty, Cillian Buckley, Padraig Walsh and Brian Kennedy. Another delightful feature will be the appearance of Dads Tommy Walsh and Richie Power with their young sons Finn and Ruari. Tickets cost €20 and admission includes complimentary cheese and wine and entry to special raffle.
The Kildare branch of the Supporters Club had a very successful fund-raiser at the Curragh on Saturday night. They were delighted to welcome Kilkenny players David Herity, Padraig Walsh and John Power.
Click HERE for photos of the event from Martin Rowe