Besides the eagerly awaited Senior Final between Carrickshock and Clara County Final Day in Nowlan Park next Sunday promises to be very special. Can The Rower Inistioge cap a fantastic week by adding the Kilkenny Honda Centre Minor Roinn A title to the Intermediate title won last weekend? Standing in their way will be O'Loughlin Gaels who had a fantastic win over James Stephens in the semi-final.
Also on Sunday the Kilkenny 1963 All Ireland Winning Team will be honoured and introduced to the Nowlan Park crowd at half time in the senior game (Kilkenny 4-17 Waterford 6-8). And to add to the sense of occasion St Patricks Brass and Reed Band and a visiting Band from Mayo will entertain and lead the traditional parade of teams.
Admission is €15 (Tickets on sale outside the Ground); Students/Pensioners €10 (Cash at designated stiles); Under-16's Free. Throw in for Minor game is 1pm (Winter Time begins this weekend!) with the Senior game throwing in at 3pm.
The eagerly awaited autobiography of D J Carey written in conjunction with Martin Breheny and published by Blackwater Press will be launched in Langtons Hotel next Monday night 28th October at 8pm by Brian Cody. D J's many admirers and supporters around Kilkenny and beyond are invited to attend. D J will be on hand to personally sign copies of his new book.
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On Sunday next, the Kilkenny All Ireland Team of 1963, will be guests of honour at the Senior County Final and will be introduced to the crowd at half time in the senior game. The team defeated Waterford 4-17 to 6-8 in front of a record crowd of over 73000 in Croke Park. It was Kilkenny's 15th All Ireland title and only the third since 1939. The team was back-boned by the legendary Bennettsbridge team of the 60's and in a week that saw The Rower Inistioge return to senior ranks it is fiiting that two of their legends Eddie Keher and Fr Tom Murphy are also honoured. A special 24 page souvenir brochure has been produced and will be on sale in Nowlan Park for €3. The team and their partners will be guests of Springhill Court Hotel for a meal after the game.
For more pictures from 1963 click on Read More below.
Although the only National Title landed by Kilkenny this year was the Allianz National League, nonetheless 2013 provided some very special memories especially in Nowlan Park. Many of these are captured in our 2014 calendar which is now on sale throughout the county at the very modest price of €9.95 and would make an ideal Christmas gift for fans at home and abroad.
The calendar will also be available for purchase at our County Senior Hurling Final next Sunday in Nowlan Park.
Click HERE for images from the calendar
Click on Read More below for February Page showing parade before Allianz League Final.