The Supporters Club are this week taking delivery of our 2015 Calendar which captures in a very special way the highlights of a great year for Kilkenny Hurling. The calendars, together with Christmas Cards and special 10 year commemerative poster, will be available from the Supporters Club at the County Final on Sunday. They will also be opening in Nowlan Park for the following two Saturdays Nov 22nd and 29th between 10am and 1pm. These recent items on top of mugs, computer mouse mats, photographs, ponchos, rulers, pens, wallets and colours ensures that there is some idea for a Christmas present for the many Kilkenny Supporters this year.
Meanwhile the AGM of the Dublin Branch of the Supporters Club takes place in the Academy Hotel at 8pm this Thursday night. We encourage all Kilkenny supporters in Dublin to get along and lend their support for the work of our Supporters Club Dublin branch.
Next Sunday November 16th is Kilkenny's big club day in Nowlan Park with the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Final preceded by the Kilkenny Citroen Minor A Final. In the senior final defending champions Clara take on Ballyhale Shamrocks while Dicksboro and O'Loughlin Gaels are the finalists in the first game. The Minor Final throws in at 12.45 with the senior game at 2.45. Admission to the Ground will be to Ardan de Gras and Ardan O Cearbhaill only. There will be three stile blocks open - 2 on Hebron Road serving Ardan de Gras and one from the angle serving Ardan O Cearbhaill. Admission is by ticket only for adults at €15 with tickets on sale at Sales Kiosks on Hebron Road and The Angle. Students and Pensioners can pay €10 cash at the designated stiles. Stiles will open at 11.45am. €15 tickets can also be purchased all this week at Supervalu and Centra outlets around the County. Click on Read more below for further information, The game will not be shown on TV either live or deferred.
Kilkenny GAA is delighted to announce that in conjuction with MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre a Fashion Show featuring the players from the All Ireland winning team and their partners will take place in Langtons Hotel on Wednesday 3rd Dec. It promises to be a very special night as hurling heroes turn models. Tickets costing €20 are available from the Information Desk at MacDonagh Junction, Langtons and from Nowlan Park. Proceeds goes towards the Players Holiday Fund.
At the November County Board meeting held in Nowlan Park on Monday night the Management teams for the Kilkenny Inter County teams were ratified, The big news story is that Brian Cody will start his 17th year in charge of the Kilkenny Seniors. Michael Dempsey, Derek Lyng and James Mc Garry will again form his selection committee.
Click on Read More below for full list of management teams.
In a humdinger of a final Mullinavat just about had the edge over St Patricks Ballyraggett and ran out 0-17 to 0-14 winners in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Final played before a crowd of almost 5,000 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The quality of point taking and striking was first class right throughout and the result was in doubt up to the final whistle. Mullinavat held a slender lead 0-8 to 0-7 at the break and the sides were level within a minute of the restart. They were still level 0-14 to 0-14 entering the last 7 minutes but three unanswered points in the closing stages saw the Mullinavat side home. They now play Coill Dubh, the Kildare Senior Champions, in the AIB leinster Club Intermediate semi-final in Newbridge next Sunday. Click HERE for images of the game courtesy Willie Dempsey.