The 2015 Kilkenny Poc Fada Competition was held in glorious sunshine at Gowran Park Race Course on Thursday evening. There were 27 entries in the adult competition with 30 in the under 16. Winner of the adult competition was Barrow Ranger's Billy Hanlon whilst the under 16 winner was Conor Drennan of Galmoy. They now go on to represent Kilkenny in the Leinster Finals on Howth Head.
The competitors and their markers enjoyed refreshments in the Clubhouse after the event where the presentation of trophies took place,
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The Kilkenny Minor and Senior teams to play in Sunday's Leinster Semi-Finals in Nowlan Park have been announced after training this evening. The senior side shows three changes from the line-up that started in last year's All Ireland Final replay. As expected Joey Holden, who captains the side, plays at full back replacing the retired J J Delaney. Ger Aylward replaces the injured Richie Power and Walter Walsh, who was on the subs bench last September, exchanges places with John Power. Click on Read More for both line-ups.
As of this evening Friday both Ardan Breathnach and Ardan de Gras are both fully booked out. There are some seats available in the new Ardan O Cearbhaill behind the country end goal and there are plenty of terrace tickets available. The advice is to purchase tickets before Sunday to avoid disappointment. The Minor game throws in at 12 noon with the senior game at 2pm.
Kilkenny U 16 v Cork in two games Sat 20th June in Cloyne Co. Cork. Games at 11am. Players meet at Springhill Hotel Sat at 7.30am. Bring water & packed lunch.
Contact: Pat Tynan Kilkenny U 16 Squads 087 2651745
Meanwhile the Under 17 squad play Down Minors in Nowlan Park on Sunday at 4.30
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With just 5 days to go to the eagerly awaited double header in Nowlan Park excitement is mounting as Kilkenny enter the championship for the first time in 2015. Wexford have a quarter-final win under the belts and have happy memories of their last visit to Nowlan Park when they had a hugely exciting win over Waterford in the 2014 Qualifiers.
Kilkenny GAA look forward to welcoming fans from Laois, Wexford and Kilkenny to Nowlan Park next Sunday. We encourage all those travelling to purchase tickets in advance and to arrive early. The Electric Ireland Minor Semi-Final between Kilkenny and Laois throws in at 12 noon and should be well worth making the effort to attend.
There will be a Public Sale of Tickets in Nowlan Park on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm
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Kilkenny Season Ticket Holders can gain admission to the Leinster Championship games in Nowlan Park on Sunday by presenting their Season Ticket Cards for scanning at Stiles 9 to 12 on Hebron Road. Admission is to Ardan de Gras only and there is no need to print off tickets.