This weekend sees a festival of sport for GAA followers in Kilkenny. On Sunday Galway are visitors to Nowlan Park for Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League. With both teams on 2 points the winners can take a giant step towards Quarter-Final qualification. Kilkenny supporters will have been buoyed by the recent display against Tipperary and will be relishing more of the same. The Allianz League game will be preceded by the eagerly awaited Leinster Senior Colleges A Hurling Final between Kilkenny CBS and St Kierans. This game throws in at 12 noon and will be well worth the early attendance. Discount tickets for the double-header are available at usual Supermarket outlets at €10. Under 16's are free. Admission on the day will be €15 and €10 Pensioners/Students.
And for visitors to Kilkenny why not also take in the Senior Hurler's Race Day at Gowran Park on Saturday with the first race off at 2.25. For full details see Race Day News item below.
Next Saturday sees Kilkenny's second Senior Hurler's Race Day in Gowran Park. Last year's event was highly successful with both GAA and Racing fans mingling with the players at the popular Race venue. This year's event promises to be even more successful with a top line up of races on the card.
Tickets for the day are available from every club in Kilkenny and with admission a mere €10 and under 16's free this is a great opportunity to support the senior team and at the same time have a great family day out. There is also a great family prize on offer with day passes to Tayto Park and overnight accomodation at Pillo Hotel Ashbourne.
Kilkenny GAA County Board and Kilkenny Senior Hurlers in association with Kilkenny Design Centre, Lorimat Jewellers Kieran’s St., Kilkenny and the Da Vinci’s Hotel Derry, are delighted to present the most appropriately Dressed Lady competition at today’s Kilkenny Senior hurlers Family Race Day.
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Following on the Battle of the Saints in the North of the County neighbouring clubs Kilmacow and Slieverue engage in a "Deep South Showdown" this coming Saturday night in Kilmacow Community Hall.
Boxers include Gavin Quilty, Paul Rockett, Niall Walsh, Ross Kelly, Sean Roche, Richie Roche, Conor O'Toole, Brian Grant, Bill Irish and Robbie Roche.
Tickets €20 on sale from Committee members, Boxers and their team-mates. Good value for a great night's entertainment. Please support your local club and the Boxers involved.
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Leinster 1-23 Connaught 0-16
Kilkenny made a major contribution to Leinster's win in the M Donnelly Inter Provincial Hurling Final over Connaught in Croke Park on Saturday evening. Tommy Walsh, Richie Hogan, Eoin Larkin, Colin Fennelly and Walter Walsh were all in the starting line-up and both Lester Ryan and T J Reid were used as subs. Kilkenny players accounted for 20 points of the team's total with Eoin Larkin taking the honours with 12 points. D J Carey was also a member of selection committee. For match report, courtesy GAA.ie, click HERE
For images of the final, courtesy Martin Rowe, click HERE
On March 1st in Newpark Hotel, the men and women of both St. Lachtain's, Freshford and St. Patrick's, Ballyragget will go head to head in this Northern Derby. However, in comparison to recent Hurling Battles, both clubs have decided to leave down the hurls and helmets, pull on the Boxing Gloves, jump into the ring and let the fists do the talking!!