Glenmore and Mullinavat under 14's are both celebrating county football titles this weekend. Glenmore overcame Graigue Ballycallan 4-8 to 3-4 in the Duggan Steel Roinn B decider. Meanwhile Mullinavat were the victors over Cloneen 5-3 to 2-2 in the Roinn C decider. Pictures show the captains receiving their trophies from Bord na nOg chairman Willie Dempsey.
Click HERE for images of both games.
Cork 4-18 Kilkenny 3-21
Cork and Kilkenny played out a thrilling draw in the Friends of Jamie Wall challenge game in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday evening. A crowd of almost 4,000 turned out and they were treated to a high scoring encounter with both sides doing their utmost at the end to secure victory. The game saw the return to action of both Padraig Walsh and Richie Power following injuries while a number of newcomers were given the opportunity to impress. Kilkenny's first outing in the championship will be on June 21st in the Leinster semi-final.
Click HERE for images of the game from Cork photographer George Hatchell.
Click on Read More below for Kilkenny team from progreamme.
Kilkenny 1-18 Wexford 1-17 (After Extra Time)
The Kilkenny Minors survived a real test of character at Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday before seeing off the challenge of Wexford after extra time. This was the Kilkenny side's first outing in the competition and the cold and wet conditions made their first outing that bit more difficult. They faced a strong wind in the first half and seemed to be in a good position when they turned around just 4 points in arrears 0-10 to 0-6 the points coming from John Donnelly (2) and Andrew Gaffney(4). But a goal immediately after the restart for Wexford had the local side 7 points ahead and really threw down the gauntlet to Kilkenny. But they kept in touch mainly from Andrew Gaffney frees but were still 4 points in arrears entering the final 10 minutes. An Andrew Gaffney goal with 8 minutes to go proved crucial and the same player landed a difficult free in injury time to bring the game to extra time. Daniel O Connor was the hero of the extra time segment scoring 3 great points from play. Wexford must be considered most unlucky not to have secured a replay but no doubt they might yet have a say in this competition. Kilkenny have now qualified for the semi-final on the weekend of June 20th. For images of the day, courtesy Willie Dempsey, click HERE
Danesfort 0-9 Dicksboro 1-5
Danesfort withstood a late Dicksboro rally to secure the J J Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate Football Title at Nowlan Park on Saturday. The winners seemed well on the way to the title when they lead 0-6 to 0-1 at half time. They extended their lead 0-8 to 0-1 early in the second half but a Daragh Holohan goal midway through the half changed the complexion of this game. The margin was down to the minimum with just 5 minutes remaining. Despite their best efforts Boro could not find the illusive score to draw level.
Picture shows Danesfort captain Oisin Daly receiving the Michael Mealy Memorial Cup from Football Board Chairman Tom Brennan. Click on Read More below for Danesfort Team pic.
The 2015 J J Kavanagh & Sons sponsored Intermediate Football Final takes place in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening at 5pm. Dicksboro will be all out to return to the senior grade when they take on Danesfort in the final Both teams registered the same score 2-11 in their quarter-final wins. County Hurling star Paul Murphy will play at full forward on the Danesfort team while Cillian Buckley is listed among the subs on the Boro team.
For those attending the game please note that admission will be to Ardan Breathnach only through Stiles 28 to 31 on O'Loughlin Road.
Click HERE for souvenir programme produced for the game