This evening we send our congratulations to both Bennettsbridge and Glenmore who both set up AIB All Ireland Club Final appearances with impressive semi-final wins over the weekend.
Bennettsbridge had a very impressive 0-15 to 0-8 win in very difficult conditions over Wolfe tones of Shannon in Banagher on Saturday. They now meet Abbeyknockmoy of Galway in the Final in 2 weeks time in Croke Park.
Then on Sunday a huge crowd turned up at the WIT Complex at Carriganore to see Glenmore run out convincing 3-10 to 1-11 winners over Dungourney of Cork. Two Alan Murphy goals in the first half proved decisive here and with the Cork side reduced to 14 men, Glenmore comfortably held out against a strong wind in the second half. They meet Eoghan Rua of Derry in the curtain raiser in Croke Park in 2 weeks time.
Watch out for ticket details here in the coming days.
Richie Power today announced his retirement from Inter County Hurling. Click on Read More below for full statement from Richie.
Ned Quinn, on behalf of Kilkenny GAA, thanked Richie for his tremendous contribution to Kilkenny hurling and wished him well for the future. Click on Read More below for full County Board statement.
The 2016 Inter County season gets underway this week with two games in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup hurling tournament. First up Kilkenny take on DIT on Wednesday evening under lights at the MW Hire Training Centre at Dunmore with a 7.30pm throw in. There is limited parking available at the Centre. Please follow the Car Park signs and co-operate with stewards and gardai particularly at the end of the game. Admission is €10 for adults and €5 Students and Pensioners. Under 16's are free. As this is the Leinster GAA "Accident Tournament" passes do not apply. It is expected that the Kilkenny team will comprise predominantly of the under 21 side for Wednesday's game. Kilkenny then travel to Birr on Sunday to take on Offaly at 2pm in the final group match. Offaly have already had a comfortable victory over DIT in the first game. Group winners progress to the semi-finals on Sunday 24th with the final scheduled for Croke Park on Saturday 30th January.
Saturday 16th January 2016 in St. Kieran’s College Gym/Hall
· Contact Session with Exercise Teaching Points (*For Year 1 Players)
· And Exercise Progression Session (*For Year 2 Players)
· Players requested to come togged out with runners and bring a bottle of water.
· Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.
· Each session will be take one hour and thirty minutes to complete
Click on Read More below for names and times
A number of important board meetings take place in the coming week. First up will be the South Board on Monday night (January 11th) in Mullinavat GAA Club at 8pm. Then on Tuesday evening (January 12th) it will be the turn of the Northern Board at Nowlan Park also at 8pm. Top of the agenda at both meetings will be the proposed changes to competitions as proposed by Northern Board Secretary P J Kenny. Click HERE for proposal details.
There will also be an important Bord na nÓg meeting in Nowlan Park on Thursday night at 8pm.