Pride of place this Sunday goes to the J J Kavanagh & Sons U21B County Final between Emeralds and Dunnamaggin being played in Pairc Sheamuis Stiophan at 1.45pm. Shortly before this, at 1pm, the South A Final between Glenmore and Thomastown throws in at Ballyhale. And at the same time both Northern A semi-finals take place. Bennettsbridge meet O'Loughlin Gaels in Freshford while Clara and Dicksboro replay their semi-final in Bennettsbridge. The under 21 grade has provided excellent end of year fare and supporters are encouraged to turn out in large numbers to support all clubs still remaining in the competitions. We will have score updates via twitter on all the games.
A DVD of the Homecoming following the All Ireland Final Replay is available from Nowlan Park at a cost of €10. The DVD captures the arrival of the team at Kilkenny Castle and the journey through the streets of Kilkenny culminating with the Civic Reception in front of a packed Nowlan Park.
Further enquiries on this and other Kilkenny GAA DVD's to Tommy Butler at 056-8832285
The Convention Season is well underway with the County Convention taking place this Monday evening at O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club at 7.30pm. Already we have had conventions for North and South Boards, Bord na nÓg and the Football Board.
Click HERE for Secretary Jimmy Walsh's annual report
Click HERE for Chairman Ned Quinn's address to County Convention.
Click on Read More below for reports.
The J J Kavanagh and Sons Under 21 Championship continues to provide great entertainment with some terrific games in both the A and B championships over the weekend. The way is now cleared for the B County Final following wins for Emeralds in the North and Dunnamaggin in the South in the Divisional Finals. In the A competition down South Thomastown and Glenmore have now qualified for the Final. Up North Dicksboro and Clara could not be separated in their semi-final even after extra time. Bennettsbridge continued their fantastic season when they qualified to meet O'Loughlin Gaels in the other North semi-final. Click on Read More below for photos of the South B Final from Charlie Maher
Kilkenny senior players Jonjo Farrell and Aidan Fogarty brought the Liam Mc Carthy cup to Supervalu Thomastown last week to mark the new sponsorship deal with the local club. Club officials, trainers and players were on hand to see the unveiling of the new jersey. The store will stock jerseys for all ages and with the sale of match day tickets it now provides a total service for GAA fans in the Thomastown area.
Click HERE for images of the launch courtesy Willie Dempsey