This weekend sees the start of the eagerly awaited club fixtures in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League, the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate League and the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Leagues. The action commences on Friday evening and continues right through the weekend at venues all over the county. As usual a special weekend programme will be available covering all Senior and Intermediate games. For those attending the double header in Nowlan Park on Sxunday please note that access to the Ground is restricted to Ardan Breathnach (Ollie Walsh) Stand with stiles open on O'Loughlin Road only. This is due to continuing construction work at Nowlan Park.
Click on our Fixtures Page above for all the times and venues.
Clare put down a marker for the rest of the season with a highly impressive victory over Kilkenny in Semple Stadium on Sunday. Kilkenny were rocked by three Clare goals in a ten minute period mid way through the first half and were really cahsing the game after that.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
Click on Read More below for details of Develoment Squad sessions this week.
Kilkenny will also be sending Under 14, Under 15, Under 16 and Under 17 panels to participate in the Antrim Cup in Belfast next Saturday 23rd April.
Click on Read More below for Panels for Saturday's games.
There are five changes on the Kilkenny team to play Clare in the Allianz League Semi-Final on Sunday. In defence Jackie Tyrrell and Joey Holden replace the injured Paul Murphy and Robert Lennon. Padraig Walsh also returns in the half back line releasing Cillian Buckley to mid-field in place of Michael Fennelly. Up front T J Reid and Richie Hogan return replacing the injured Colin Fennelly with Liam Blanchfield moving to the subs bench. Conor Delaney(Erins Own), Michael Rice(Carrickshock), Joe Lyng (Rower Inistioge) and Alan Murphy (Glenmore) come in to the match day squad.
Click on Read More below for full team.
Kilkenny Minor Footballers entertain Wexford in the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship in Nowlan Park this Saturday. Throw in is at 3pm and Ardan Breathnach (Ollie Walsh Stand) will be open for this game. Admission is €10 for Adults with Students and Pensioners costing €5. Under 16's are free.
The Kilkenny team was selected after training last evening.
Click on Read More below for lineout.
On the following Saturday the Minor Hurlers will be in action against Offaly also in Nowlan Park.