On Saturday 18th July 28 clubs from the county Kilkenny, clubs from Clare, Tipperary, Laois, Carlow and Kildare will begin the challenge for the 34th JJ Kavanagh & Sons Lisdowney 7’s tournament. A total of 50 clubs were contacted about this year’s event. This figure includes all the clubs in county Kilkenny, clubs from out side the county that have been loyal to the tournament over the years and clubs from outside the county that have expressed an interest in participating. Thirty two teams will compete in this event and there is a stand-by list of 7 teams waiting in the wings for a cancellation and the opportunity to participate. Click on Read More below for full details.
Wed 15th July All Sessions 6.15p.m.
Under 14 –North,Central and South Venue: MW Training Centre,Dunmore
Under 15 – North—Castlecomer South—Mullinavat
Under 16 – Kilkenny A v Kilkenny U-17 - Match cancelled
Kilkenny B Training –Kells Rd.
Click on Read More below for details of Cross Provincial Tournaments on Sat 18th July and U16 panels
Over the weekend the penultimate round, Round 4, of the local leagues took place at venues all over the county. In the St Canices Credit Union Senior Hurling League Clara and Fenians have booked quarter-final places following wins over O'Loughlin Gaels and Mullinavat respectively. In the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate League newly promoted Bennettsbridge have secured a quarter-final place despite being held to a draw by Lisdowney. St Lachtains will also join them in the quarter-finals as they cannot be denied 2nd place in the group. All the other quarter-final places are still up for grabs which will ensure a hugely exciting finale in Round 5 on August 15th and 16th.
Click HERE for images of this weekend's action from Willie Dempsey
Click on Read More below for summary of all the groups.
While all Kilkenny fans rejoiced in the victories of the senior and minor sides in the Leinster Final the county's Intermediate and Under 21 sides had chastening experiences at the hands of Galway and Wexford respectively. The Intermediate side opened brightly and were well in contention in the first half. The concession of two goals in as many minutes put Kilkenny on the back foot and a third goal just before half-time sealed their fate. Although they battled bravely in the second half that 3 goal margin remained and Galway ran out comfortable winners 3-22 to 1-17 Kilkenny's goal coming from Ger Malone in the final minute.
The Under 21's travelled to Innovate Wexford Park on Wednesday night and had a dream start with Liam Hickey goaling within 30 seconds. Kilkenny were 1-2 to 0-1 ahead after 3 minutes but it would be another 21 minutes before their next score. In the meantime Wexford had put another 3-5 on the scoreboard. Kilkenny needed a good start to the second half but a Cathal Dunbar goal three minutes in ended the game as a contest. It was one way traffic in the second half and Wexford ran out hugely deserving winners 4-17 to 1-9.
Click HERE for full u21 match report from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the u21 final from Willie Dempsey
Hurler's Co-Op Draw No 3 took place in Piltown last evening with the top prize of a car going to John Byrnes of Callan(John Lockes Club). Second prize of €2,500 Holiday voucher went to Michael and Annette Fitzgibbon of Waterford Road, Kilkenny(James Stephens Club) while the third prize of €600 holiday voucher for Castlemartyr Resort went to Naomh Brid Camogie Club Ballyraggett. The Club prize of €1,000 went to Mooncoin Club. Next draw takes place on Tuesday 21st July.
Click on Read More below for fuil list of winners.