Jackie Tyrrell today announced his retirement from inter county hurling. Jackie has had a fantastic inter county career over 14 years. He made his championship debut against Offaly in the Leinster Championship in 2005 and ended his career with 9 All Ireland Medals, 11 Leinster Senior medals, 6 National Hurling League Medals and four 4 All stars.
Kilkenny County Board Chairman Ned Quinn thanked Jackie for his tremendous contribution to Kilkenny hurling and wished him well in his retirement.
Click on Read More below for Jackie's retirement statement.
All Kilkenny Clubs have now confirmed their participation in the 2017 National Féile and we are very thankful for their tremendous committment to the event. Clubs are now asked to make formal application before November 11th.
Click HERE for application form which must be returned to Hannah Horan, Féile na nGael, Aras Laighean., Portlaoise with a cheque for €150 before Nov 11th.
Closing date this Friday 11th Nov.
Scor na nÓg - for participants under 17 - takes place at James Stephens Clubhouse in Larchfield on Wednesday 16th Nov at 7pm. Over recent years there has been an increase in the number of clubs participating but it is still not reflective of the talent that exists in our clubs in areas such as solo singing, dancing and instrumental music.
Click on Read More below for categories. It is suggested that every club, at a minimum, should be able to put forward a team in Trath na gCeist
Click HERE for application form.
Further Information from Paul Fitzgerald on 087-9745960
Following this weekend's action the fixtures involving Kilkenny Clubs in the AIB Leinster Club Championship has become clearer. In the Senior Grade O'Loughlin Gaels now travel to Innovate Wexford Park to play Oulart the Ballagh in the semi-final on Sunday 20th Nov. Winners will play St Mullins or Cuala in the Final on Dec 4th. In the Intermediate grade Carrickshock play Kiltale of Meath in the semi-final in Trim on Sat 19th Nov. Winners play either Celbridge or Bray Emmets in the Final on Dec 3rd or 4th. In the Junior grade Mooncoin will play Oliver Plunketts of Westmeath at a Kilkenny venue TBC on Nov 19th. The winners will have home advantage in the final v Ratoath, Rosenallis or Clontarf on Dec 3rd.
Click HERE for link to Leinster GAA Fixture page or click on Read More below
Carrickshock 0-13 Tullogher Rosbercon 0-6
Following a year in the Intermediate grade, Carrickshock bounced straight back to senior ranks, with a decisive win over Tullogher Rosbercon in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Final in front of a crowd of almost 3,500 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Having played against the wind in the first half the Tullogher side must have fancied their chances at the break as they were just 4 points in arrears (0-7 to 0-3). They were still just 3 points behind midway through the second half and the dismissal of Carrickshock captain John Tennyson must have given them great hope. However it was the Carrickshock side who responded best in the final quarter and ran out convincing winners. Picture shows Co Board Chairman Ned Quinn presenting the trophy to Carrickshock captain John Tennyson. Also in picture is Michael Lyng of Competition sponsors Michael Lyng Motors. Carrickshock now meet Kiltale of Meath in Trim on Saturday 19th Nov at 2pm.