Ballyhale Shamrocks 0-21 Kilcormac Killoughey 1-14
Ballyhale had to draw on all their experience to see off a huge challenge from Offaly champions Kilcormac Killoughey at bitterly cold Portlaoise on Sunday.
Ballyhale now play the Galway champions in the All Ireland Semi-final in February. Gort and Portumna play in the Galway Final next weekend.
Click HERE for match report courtesy GAA.ie
Click HERE for images of the day from Martin Rowe
Click on Read More below for Ballyhale Team Photo
Kilkenny players Richie Power, Tommy Walsh, David Herity, Lester Ryan, Richie Hogan, Padraig Walsh, Kieran Joyce, Jackie Tyrrell, Paul Murphy, Brian Kennedy and Cillian Buckley took to the Catwalk in Langtons on Wednesday night and provided a great night's entertainment for a very appreciative audience. Camogie stars Edwina Keane and Jacqui Frisby also participated along with some of the players partners. With Tracey Millea and Brendan Hennessy acting as comperes it all added up to a real fun night for those who were lucky enough to be present. The stores featured were all from MacDonagh Junction and Kilkenny GAA expresses its gratitude to them for their huge co-operation in the staging of this inaugural event. Click HERE for images of the event from Martin Rowe.
J J Delaney becomes the fifth player in recent weeks to announce his retirement from the Kilkenny Senior Panel. JJ joined the panel in 2001 and has 9 All Ireland Senior Medals. He also has 10 Leinster senior medals, 8 National Hurling League and 5 Walsh Cups. He has 7 All Stars including 2014 and was hurler of the year in 2003.
Kilkenny GAA wishes to thank JJ for his fantastic contribution to hurling in Kilkenny and further afield and wishes him all the best in his retirement.
Click on read more below for J J's statement.
A must for any Christmas shopping list the Kilkenny GAA 2015 Hurling Calendar is a wonderful pictorial record of the year that was 2014.
Click HERE for a sample of some of the wonderful images.
The calendar and other Christmas Gift ideas will be on sale from the Supporters Club at Nowlan Park this Saturday between 10am and 1pm
The Supporters Club continue to bring on stream other gift ideas and the latest addition available from this weekend will be the T J Reid mug.
Click on read more for a list of outlets in city and county where the calendar is available.
The J J Kavanagh and Sons Under 21 Hurling Championship very often serves up tremendously exciting games despite the playing of the competition very late in the season. Because of the replayed All Ireland Senior Hurling Final and the continued success of Kilkenny teams in the AIB Provincial Club championships the competition is unlikely to be completed before Christmas but it continues to throw up some highly entertaining fare as evidenced by the Ballyhale v Rower Inistioge game in the South A competition and the Graigue Ballycallan v Conahay Shamrocks draw in the North B championship last weekend.
Click on Read More below for a summary of competitions both North and South.