The 2017 Hurlers Co-Op Draw was launched at the March County Board meeting in Nowlan Park this Monday evening. Representatives from James Stephens and John Lockes, who are two of the most successful beneficiaries of the draw, spoke to the delegates about the value of the draw for their clubs. There were also contributions from Mooncoin and Graigue Ballycallan Clubs. Draw Co-Ordinator Gerri Hickey also addressed the meeting and offered her support to all the clubs in this year's campaign.
The prize fund in 2017 will be €110,000 with the first of 5 draws taking place on 13th June. The 2017 draw tickets are now with the clubs and will be on sale over the coming weeks. They are also available on line. Click on the special icon on the right hand side of this page.
County Board Chairman appealed to all supporters in Kilkenny to take part in the draw for the benefit of clubs and Kilkenny GAA. He also indicated that over 50% of the income generated goes back to the local clubs.
Hurling was the winner in Thurles on Saturday night when Kilkenny and Tipperary played out a pulsating draw in Round 4 of the Allianz League. The draw puts Tipperary safely through to the quarter-finals while Kilkenny will need to defeat Dublin in their final game in Parnell Park in two weeks time to possibly qualify for the quarter-final. Clare, Waterford and Cork are all on four points so the winner of the Clare v Waterford game in Ennis will qualify. Cork entertain Tipperary in Pairc Ui Rinn and they too will be looking for a win to move on to 6 points and a quarter-final berth. Nothing is certain and it will all be decided on Sunday 26th with all games having a 3pm throw in. What is certain is that Kilkenny's point earned in Thurles on Saturday night could yet prove crucial.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the game from Willie Dempsey.
Click HERE for images of the game from Martin Rowe.
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There are three changes on the Kilkenny team to play Tipperary in Round 4 of the Allianz League in Semple Stadium on Saturday night. Shane Prendergast comes into the defence replacing Kieran Joyce. In attack Liam Blanchfield and Alan Murphy come in to the full forward line replacing Richie Leahy(Injured) and Conor Martin. Darren Brennan of St Lachtains takes his place on the bench as sub goalie.
The match is being televised live on Eir Sport and will broadcast by KCLR96FM. We will have Twitter updates here on @KilkennyCLG
Further to text message that issued to all Supporters Club members today please click HERE to download the relevant document. Completed forms should be returned to Nowlan Park before Monday. They can also be handed to your club county board delegate who will be attending the March County Board meeting in Nowlan Park on Monday night.
Kilkenny will travel to Semple Stadium this coming Saturday night to take on Tipperary in Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League. The game will be played under lights throwing in at 7pm. It will be televised live on Eir Sport 2. Tipperary stand on top of Division 1A with a 100% record whilst Kilkenny got their campaign back on track somewhat with the win over Cork on Sunday. Four teams - Clare, Kilkenny, Dublin and Cork are all on 2 points so it is likely that teams will be playing for quarter-final places or a place in the relegation play-off on the final day of the League
Tickets for Saturday evening's game are now on sale at the usual Supermarket outlets. We again appeal to supporters to purchase tickets before Friday night to avail of discount and to avoid queues on Saturday in Thurles.