The eagerly awaited Senior Inter County Season gets underway on Sunday when Kilkenny entertain DIT in the Quarter-Final of the Bord na Móna Leinster Walsh Cup. In the past few seasons the under 21 Management Team were given full rein in the early season competition but this year Brian Cody and his new management team of Michael Dempsey, Derek Lyng and James Mc Garry will oversee Kilkenny's involvement in the Walsh Cup. DIT are the visitors to Freshford on Sunday following a high scoring first round win over Westmeath last weekend. Admission on Sunday is €10 and Student/Pensioners €5. Throw in is 2pm.
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We are delighted to announce that on-line versions of the Kilkenny GAA Yearbook from 1972 to 2012 are now available on this website in our RESOURCES section. This is a wonderful resource for all Kilkenny fans and we are indebted to Gerry O'Neill who has completed this painstaking work for the benefit of all supporters. Besides the actual books there is also an index in spreadsheet form which will help in tracking players, topics and events.
It is also important that people read the important notes attached to the launch of this facility. Click on Read More below for details.
Over the coming months the 2014 version of the Kilkenny Bible will also be uploaded. In the meantime the 2013 Yearbook is still available in shops right around the county. It is planned to continually upload the Kilkenny Yearbooks as hard copies sell out.
At the first County Board Meeting of the year the draws for the 2014 Hurling and Football championships were made.
Senior Group A: O'Loughlin Gaels, St Martins, Tullaroan, Carrickshock, Clara, Ballyhale Shamrocks; Group B: Danesfort, James Stephens, Rower Inistioge, Dicksboro, Erins Own, Fenians.
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With the AGM season now in full swing many clubs have new club officers taking the reins for 2014. Whilst most of the learning for new people in new roles will come from colleagues on club committees there is a wealth of information available on the duties of club officers and general administration within the club from Gaa Learning. We have established a link on this homepage to the GAA Learning Portal where it will take you directly to the various club roles. Click on Login tab on top of this page and scroll down to GAA Learning. We encourage all Club Officers - new or otherwise - to have a look at this facility when you get a chance. We also ask all club chairpersons, secretaries, pro's and Bord na nOg secretaries to start using the specific GAA email addresses. If you have any difficulty in accessing this please contact Seamus Reade on Itofficer.email@example.com or on mobile at 085-1389397. Any clubs having issues with Club websites should also send email to IT officer.
As and from January 1st 2014 all players should be aware of two important issues relating to the playing of football. The first relates to the compulsory wearing of mouthguards. Please click HERE for full information on this important player welfare issue. The second item relates to some new playing rules incorporating the use of a new Black Card. Please click HERE for video and information leaflet.
In addition clubs should note important rule regarding Hurling Helmets as follows:
“ In all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it shall be mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standard set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Such helmets shall not be modified from their original manufactured state in any circumstances”.