Click on Read more below for Under 15 North Panel for Wednesday evening's training session in St Kierans College (6.30pm)
As All Ireland Champions Kilkenny were given the honour of hosting the launch of the 2015 Hurling Championship this week. Players Noel Connors of Waterford, Andy Smith of Galway, Kieran Bergin of Tipperary and our own Cillian Buckley were on hand over two days for a series of photo shoots, Video recordings and interviews with the media. On Monday evening the players were in the grounds of st Canices Cathedral and in the Set Theatre for photography sessions. It was then on to the official launch on Tuesday morning in Dicksboro GAA where Club Officers led by Chairman Eddie Holohan were gracious hosts. Uachtarain Aogán Ó Fearraill was on hand, together with Kilkenny Co Board Officers and representatives of the Sponsors Etihad, Centra and Liberty Insurance. Barrie Henriques facilitated a Q & A session with the players after which individual interviews took place. GAA officials from Croke Park were loud in their praise of the welcome afforded to all involved in the launch in Kilkenny.
Click HERE for images of the launch courtesy Sportsfile
Click HERE for Youtube clip covering the two days.
Click HERE for report on the launch from GAA.ie
On Saturday 18th July 28 clubs from the county Kilkenny, clubs from Clare, Tipperary, Laois, Carlow and Kildare will begin the challenge for the 34th JJ Kavanagh & Sons Lisdowney 7’s tournament. A total of 50 clubs were contacted about this year’s event. This figure includes all the clubs in county Kilkenny, clubs from out side the county that have been loyal to the tournament over the years and clubs from outside the county that have expressed an interest in participating. Thirty two teams will compete in this event and there is a stand-by list of 7 teams waiting in the wings for a cancellation and the opportunity to participate. Click on Read More below for full details.
Wed 15th July All Sessions 6.15p.m.
Under 14 –North,Central and South Venue: MW Training Centre,Dunmore
Under 15 – North—Castlecomer South—Mullinavat
Under 16 – Kilkenny A v Kilkenny U-17 - Match cancelled
Kilkenny B Training –Kells Rd.
Click on Read More below for details of Cross Provincial Tournaments on Sat 18th July and U16 panels