In the Springhill Court Hotel last Tuesday evening, 6th December, Kilkenny GAA Coaching and Games held its Anuual Club Cill Chainnigh Flag Award presentation night. Club’s Juvenile sections, who promote best practice for the promotion of Gaelic Games in their communities, are rewarded for their efforts during the current season. Seventeen Criteria, covering all the various strand of Games Development (for the 8 to 18 year old cohort), have been devised by Kilkenny GAA Coaching and Games in consultation with clubs. This Club Cill Chainnigh Award scheme, commenced five year ago, with seven clubs applying. In it’s fifth year, we are pleased to say that that number has grown to Thirty two clubs applying in 2016.
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Earlier this year a TV crew visited Kilkenny to film an episode of "Ireland with Ardal O Hanlon". They were anxious to explore hurling and visited one of our under 14 squad sessions at James Stephens Complex on the Kells Road. The series starts on More4 tomorrow night at 9pm with the Kilkenny episode airing on Wednesday 21st also at 9pm.
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Rower Inistioge and Tullaroan landed the last major trophies of 2016 when they had wins in the J J Kavanagh and Sons Under 21 A and B Finals respectively. A goal in the final minute of normal time by Cathal Bolger snatched victory from the Boro in a pulsating A Final in Nowlan Park. Meanwhile in Callan Tullaroan built up a huge first half lead in the B Final but in the end were hanging on for a 2 point victory over Dunnamaggin.
Click HERE for brief match report on A Final from John Knox of Kilkenny People
Click HERE for pics from A Final courtesy Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for pics from B Final courtesy Willie Dempsey
Following the very heavy rain in Kilkenny this week it has been decided that the J J Kavanagh and Sons "B" under 21 Final between Dunnamaggin and Tullaroan, which had been scheduled as part of a double header in Nowlan Park, will now go ahead as a stand alone fixture in John Locke Park this Sunday Dec 11th at 2pm. The "A" Final between Dicksboro and The Rower inistioge goes ahead at Nowlan Park at the earlier time of 12 noon. Admission on Sunday will be to Ardan Breathnach only via stiles 33 to 36 on O'Loughlin Road
Kilkenny GAA Development Squads
Saturday 10th December 2016 - Contact Session 3
Players requested to come togged out with runners and bring a bottle of water. Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.
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Any Player unavailable MUST contact new Development Squads Chairman Pat Tynan (087) 2651745 before next Saturday.