The eagerly anticipated replay of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Final between Bennettsbridge and St Patricks goes ahead this Saturday at 3pm in Nowlan Park, Admission will again be €10 for adults and €5 for Students and Pensioners with under 16's free of charge. Following the highly entertaining and high scoring drawn game there is sure to be a huge crowd at Nowlan Park for more of the same this weekend.
The winners play Coill Dubh - the Kildare Senior champions - in the AIB Leinster Intermediate Club championship on Sunday at 1.30pm at a Kilkenny venue to be confirmed.
In an attractive double header both the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Final between Glenmore and Kilmacow and the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Final between Clara and O'Loughlin Gaels will be played in Nowlan Park next Sunday October 25th. With the hour changing next weekend the Junior game throws in at 1.15 with the senior game at 3.15.
Admission will be by ticket only - €15(Adults); €10(Pensioners/Students); Under 16's are free of charge. Adult tickets can be purchased in advance at the usual Supervalu and Centra outlets.
Between the two games the Rower Inistioge 1968 County Championship team will be honoured - See separate story on this home page. Entertainment will also be provided by St Patricks Brass and Reed Band and their weekend guests the Friendship Band from Northern Ireland.
This Sunday, on the occasion of our County Final, the 1968 Rower Inistioge Team will be honoured. To coincide with the event a 32 page souvenir brochure will be on sale at the nominal cost of €4. This includes reports on all the championship games of the Kilkenny 1968 championship culminating with the final against the legendary Bennettsbridge team of the 60's. The team will be introduced to the crowd after the Junior Final on Sunday.
Click on Read More below for an extract from the book showing the championship records for 1968.
"Ó Fhás go hAois" a celebration of 25 years of Cumann na mBunscoileanna in Kilkenny(1989 to 2014) has been published. Compiled by Gerry O'Neill and Dermot Dunphy it traces the history of the games at primary schools level in Kilkenny and charts the progress of many of our current All Ireland winning stars.
The book will be launched by Henry Shefflin in the Ormonde Hotel from 7.30pm on Friday 23rd October (Free Car Parking in Ormonde Car Park) .
The Book retails at €15 and is available from your local school or from Nowlan Park
The Kilkenny finals of Scór na nÓg (Under 17) will be held on Thursday 12th November at Langtons Set Theatre. We would ask each club to be represented on the night.
Each club is asked once again to enter teams on the night. There was an increase in participation rates last year and the onus is on clubs to once again fulfil their obligations to the cultural aspect of the GAA and enter teams.
Click HERE for all you need to know about Scór
Further information from Irish Cultural Officer Paul Fitzgerald