In Croke Park on Sunday the GAA commemorated the centerary of the Easter Rising with "Laochra" which was presented to a full house of over 80,000 after the Allianz League Football Final. Kilkenny was represented by Danesfort GAA Club, Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club and Kilfane Handball Club. Danesfort members have described it as a once in a lifetime experience and they were hugely priviliged and proud to wave the Kilkenny flag as part of the ceremony.
14 year old J J Ryan from Graigue Ballycallan was one of the children selected to read the proclamation.
Click HERE for a link to the TV presentation from TG4/Nemeton TV
Click HERE for photos from Danesfort GAA
The Kilkenny Minor Hurlers get their 2016 season underway this Saturday when Offaly come to Nowlan Park for Round 1 of the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship. Throw In is at 3pm and supporters should note that, due to ongoing construction work, admission will be to Ardan Breathach(Ollie Walsh Stand) with stiles open on O'Loughlin Road only.
Click on Read More below for Kilkenny team.
This weekend sees the start of the eagerly awaited club fixtures in the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League, the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate League and the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Leagues. The action commences on Friday evening and continues right through the weekend at venues all over the county. As usual a special weekend programme will be available covering all Senior and Intermediate games. For those attending the double header in Nowlan Park on Sxunday please note that access to the Ground is restricted to Ardan Breathnach (Ollie Walsh) Stand with stiles open on O'Loughlin Road only. This is due to continuing construction work at Nowlan Park.
Click on our Fixtures Page above for all the times and venues.
Clare put down a marker for the rest of the season with a highly impressive victory over Kilkenny in Semple Stadium on Sunday. Kilkenny were rocked by three Clare goals in a ten minute period mid way through the first half and were really cahsing the game after that.
Click HERE for match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the day from Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe