Mooncoin GAA Club had reason to celebrate recently when they landed the Jackpot prize of almost €14,000 in the Kilkenny GAA weekly Lotto. Picture shows Lotto Co-Ordinator Sheila Molloy presenting the winning cheque to Mooncoin Treasurer John Crowley. Also in the picture is County Board Chairman Ned Quinn and Treaurer Barry Hickey.
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This coming weekend sees the return to club action for our All Ireland winning players when the first round of the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship and the Quarter-Finals of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Championship take place. We also have the League and Shield Finals taking place in a double header in Thomastown on Saturday. Ballyhale and Dicksboro are in action in the Shield Final at 2pm followed by O'Loughlin Gaels and Rower Inistioge at 4pm. Also at 4pm Carrickshock play Erins Own in Tom Ryall Park. On Sunday at 2pm St Martins and Fenians are in action in Freshford and in Callan Danesfort and Tullaraon. The final senior game sees Clara and James Stephens playing in Jenkinstown at 4pm.
Meanwhile in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Championship it is quarter-final weekend. On Saturday at 2pm Mullinavat take on Young Irelands at the Kells Road Venue and then at 4pm it is the turn of Lisdowney and Tullogher Rosbercon in Bennettsbridge. Then on Sunday Thomastown play Graigue Ballycallan in Palmerstown at 2pm while at 4pm St Patricks face Dunnamaggin in St Johns Park.
Last Thursday morning a key milestone in the re-roofing of Nowlan Park took place when the 50m steel truss was lifted into place. The work had been delayed due to the replay in the All Ireland but it is now all systems go. However, Co Board Chairman Ned Quinn announced to the October County Board meeting that the work would not be completed in time for the County Final and the old stand side of ground would remained closed for the closing stages of the local championships.
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The draw for the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling Semi-Finals took place at the October County Board Meeting in Nowlan Park this Monday night.
Galmoy v Bennettsbridge
James Stephens/O'Loughlin Gaels v Mooncoin
Matches will be played on the weekend of 18th and 19th of October. The Section B Final between James Stephens and O'Loughlin Gaels goes ahead on Sunday night under lights in Ballyragget at 7.30pm.
Our Hurling Team received a tremendous welcome home from thousands of fans in Kilkenny after their All Ireland win. You can show your appreciation in a very tangible way by supporting the Players' Training and Holiday Fund Raffle. Tickets (€10) are available in every club or from Nowlan Park Office. Tickets can also be purchased on-line HERE.
First Prize is €5,000 with 2nd and 3rd prizes of flat screen TV's courtesy Electro City. The draw takes place at half time at the County Senior Final on Nov 16th.