This Sunday it is the turn of our minor players as the Kilkenny Honda Centre Roinn A and B County Finals are played in Nowlan Park. First up will be the B Final between neighbours Dunnamaggin and John Lockes at 1pm followed by the meeting of city rivals Dicksboro and O'Loughlin Gaels at 2.45pm in the A decider.
With an excellent weather forecast and admission only €5 this should be a great way to spend a few hours this Sunday. Both stands, Ardan de Gras and Ardan Breathnach, will be open.
In Nowlan Park on Sunday the winners in the Kilkenny Senior Hurlers Holiday Fund Raffle were drawn:
1st Prize: €5,000 - Dan Costigan, Ballyfoyle
2nd Prize: LED TV - Shane Phelan, Kilmoganny
3rd Prize: LED TV - Mike Corridon, Ardfert, Co Kerry
Kilkenny GAA would like to thank all those who supported the draw.
Clara completed the League and Championship double when they duly accounted for a brave O'Loughlin Gaels effort in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Final in front of over 7,000 patrons in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The sides were level 1-9 to 1-9 at half time but a goal from Conor O'Shea 5 mins into the second half proved decisive. The city side tried their utmost but they could never pull back the lead and a resolute defensive effort by the Clara side ensured victory in the end. Final Score Clara 2-12 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-13.
Picture shows Clara captain Keith Hogan accepting the Tom Walsh Cup from Co Board chairman Ned Quinn and President of St Canices Credit Union Michael O'Reilly. Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe. Click on Read More below for match reports.
At the second time of asking Bennettsbridge captured the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Title after another thrilling encounter with St Patricks of Ballyraggett in Nowlan Park on Saturday. And to crown a fantastic weekend for the club they accounted for Coill Dubh of Kildare 24 hours later in the AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Championship. They now progress to the Leinster semi-final but probably more important for this proud club they will play in the Kilkenny Senior Championship in 2016.
Picture shows the 'Bridge Captain Enda Morrissey accepting the trophy from County Board Chairman Ned Quinn and Sponsor Michael Lyng of Lyng Motors. Click HERE for more images of the day from Martin Rowe.