James Stephens GAA Club were the big winners in the 4th Hurlers Co-Op Draw which took place in Piltown on Tuesday evening. The city club had nine winners in the latest draw including the top prize of a car which went to Claire O Dwyer of Cashel Downs. They also secured the 4th prize of a Monart Hotel Spa Break when Padraig Lawlor's name of the Gourmet Store was drawn. 2nd prize of €2500 holiday went to Lauren c/o Eamon Brophy in Spinks Club while the 3rd prize of a break at Castlemartyr Resort went to James Culleton of Piltown(Mooncoin Club). The special club prize of €1000 went to Mooncoin Club. Next draw takes place on Tuesday 4th August. Click on Read More below for full list of winners.
The Kilkenny Football Team, following their win in the British Junior Championship, face Connaught champions Mayo in the All Ireland Junior Semi-Final in Tullamore this Saturday with a 2pm throw in. The team had wins over Gloucestershire in Nowlan Park(4-14 to 2-5), over Lancashire in Manchester(1-13 to 1-11), over Gloucestershire again (1-19 to 0-1) and over Scotland in the British Final in Edinburgh (2-7 to 0-8).
Since their win in the UK Christy Walsh and his management team have been busily preparing the side for this historic game. Mayo Football is on a high at the moment following their senior team's impressive win over Sligo last Sunday to make it 5 in a row Connaught titles. The game in Tullamore is sure to be a step up on Kilkenny's previous engagements this season and we wish all concerned the very best of luck on Saturday.
Click on Read more below for Under 15 North Panel for Wednesday evening's training session in St Kierans College (6.30pm)
As All Ireland Champions Kilkenny were given the honour of hosting the launch of the 2015 Hurling Championship this week. Players Noel Connors of Waterford, Andy Smith of Galway, Kieran Bergin of Tipperary and our own Cillian Buckley were on hand over two days for a series of photo shoots, Video recordings and interviews with the media. On Monday evening the players were in the grounds of st Canices Cathedral and in the Set Theatre for photography sessions. It was then on to the official launch on Tuesday morning in Dicksboro GAA where Club Officers led by Chairman Eddie Holohan were gracious hosts. Uachtarain Aogán Ó Fearraill was on hand, together with Kilkenny Co Board Officers and representatives of the Sponsors Etihad, Centra and Liberty Insurance. Barrie Henriques facilitated a Q & A session with the players after which individual interviews took place. GAA officials from Croke Park were loud in their praise of the welcome afforded to all involved in the launch in Kilkenny.
Click HERE for images of the launch courtesy Sportsfile
Click HERE for Youtube clip covering the two days.
Click HERE for report on the launch from GAA.ie