The big news emanating from the Kilkenny Camp this Friday evening is that Henry Shefflin will be in the starting line-up for next Sunday's Bord na Móna Walsh Cup semi-final against Galway. Henry will be part of a hugely experienced half forward line which also includes Colin Fennelly and Eoin Larkin. The inside line comprises Jonjo Farrell, Mark Kelly and Liam Ryan all of whom had impressive scoring performances in the quarter-final last weekend. The Emeralds club provides the two mid-fielders in Aidan Fogarty and Paraic Phelan. In defence Brian Hogan returns to the No 6 shirt whilst newcomers Shane Prendergast, Michael Walsh and Joey Holden are all retained from last weekend's action. Click on Read More below for Full Team.
Brian Ryan has forwarded the following important information to all Club Officials.
We also have below another reminder regarding The Leinster GAA Coaching Conference which has a really exciting line up with DJ. Carey, Martin Fogarty and Eddie O'Sullivan as presenters on the day. Click on read More below for details."
This weekend sees the start of the 2014 J J Kavanagh & Sons Football Leagues at Senior, Intermediate and Junior level. Clubs are reminded of the New Mouthguard Regulations. Click HERE and Read More below for further information.
We wish all the clubs every success at the start of the new playing season.
This Sunday in Navan, The Rower Inistioge take on Clooney Gaels of Antrim in the AIB All Ireland Intermediate Club Semi-Final. Throw in is at 2pm and we will have score updates on our Twitter Feed @KilkennyCLG. The match is also being broadcast live by KCLR96FM.
We wish the team every success as they strive to reach the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park next month.
Despite the obvious gulf in class there was still much to admire about Kilkenny's first competitive outing of the 2014 season when they enjoyed a 5-23 to 1-9 victory over DIT in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Quarter Final in Freshford on Sunday. Kilkenny now take on Galway in the semi-final at the same venue next Sunday. It was very much an experimental Kilkenny side and the new management team will be well satisfied at the performance and the positive attitude of all players. The full forward line of Jonjo Farrell(2-3), Mark Kelly(2-1) and Joe Brennan(1-1) delivered 5-5 from play whilst Clara's Liam Ryan chipped in an impressive 0-6, all from play, from the left half forward position. For Brief Match Report, courtesy John Knox Kilkenny People, click HERE. For more photos, courtesy Willie Dempsey, click on Read More below.