The Kilkenny GAA CLUB+ Season Ticket is now available. This replaces the old Kilkenny GAA 3 Year Pass. The CLUB+ ticket provides entry to all Kilkenny Allianz League Fixtures at home and away together with entry to quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of that competition. The Club Finals in Croke Park in March are also part of the package. It will give free entry to Kilkenny's opening Leinster Championship fixture with Offaly in Nowlan Park next summer plus reduced admission to subsequent Championship fixtures. In the event of Kilkenny reaching the All Ireland it will guarantee a ticket to the Final along with preferential seating at All Ireland Quarter-Final and Semi-Final stages. It also gives free admission to all games organised under the jurisdiction of Kilkenny GAA.
The CLUB+ ticket costs €200 and for more information, including how to purchase, click Read More below.
Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-17
Kilkenny continued their early season good form by defeating Dublin 0-24 to 1-17 in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Final in Croke Park on Saturday evening. Fielding only 4/5 "Regulars" in the starting line-up this was another opportunity for the management team to have a look at the wider Kilkenny panel and they must be well pleased after the three game Walsh Cup campaign.
The senior team now has a break of two weeks with the Interpros and the Intermediate Club Final involving The Rower Inistioge taking pride of place next weekend. But all Kilkenny supporters are now looking forward to the Allianz Hurling League and in particular the first two fixtures - February 16th away to Clare and February 23rd home to Tipperary. For brief match report on Waslh Cup Final, courtesy Marie Crowe of Independent.ie, click HERE
Click on Read More below for photo of some Thomastown fans.
Now that most Club AGM's have taken place there are many new club officials taking the reins in clubs all over the county. Many are grappling with tasks such as new club emails, registering new players, players injury registration, club facebook, club twitter, group texts, setting up teamsheets etc. We have now arranged two IT Information evenings on Mon Feb 17th in Ballyhale and Tues 18th Feb in Kilkenny. We would like to stress that these are not "High Tech" sessions but a real hands on approach where most of the learning will come from the participants. There will be something here for secretaries, pro's, registrars and anybody dealing with social media in the club. Spaces are limited. Please book your place by emailing Itofficer.firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, if any club need help with email or registration system please contact Seamus Reade on 085-1389397. Click on Read More below for full details of sessions.
Kilkenny will take on Dublin in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Final in Croke Park on Saturday with a 5pm throw in. The game will be followed by the very attractive round 1 tie of the Allianz Football League between Dublin and Kerry.
Tickets for the double header will cost €10, if purchased in advance, and €5 for Juveniles. Please note that tickets purchased outside the Ground prior to throw in will cost €15. Please note that Hurling Season Tickets do not apply to this game as proceeds go to Leinster GAA Players Hardship Fund.
For list of outlets selling tickets in Kilkenny click on Read More below
By virtue of a 1.24 to 0.15 win over Galway at wintry Fresford on Sunday Kilkenny qualified to meet Dublin in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Final. The game has now been fixed for Croke Park on Saturday next with a 5pm throw in. The game will be followed by the Allianz National Football League tie between Dublin and Kerry(7pm). The game forms part of Dublin GAA's Spring Series with tickets costing €10 for adults and €5 for Juveniles. Watch out for details here later re ticket arrangements.
There is no doubt that the return of Henry Shefflin dominated the media coverage of the game in Freshford. With a 13 point haul from the game and a 100% return from frees in difficult conditions, Henry's performance really gave the large crowd plenty to cheer. The crowd was also encouraged by the performance of the whole team with many of the newer players continuing to impress,
For match report, courtesy Independent.ie, click HERE. For more photos from Sportsfile click read more.
For post match interview with Brian Cody, courtesy Oisin Langan of Newstalk, click HERE