As we wrap up 2016 thoughts now turn to the year ahead and the 2017 hurling season. Click on Read More below for dates and venues for Kilkenny's inter-county games and other notable fixtures for the year ahead. We hope you find this useful.
The 2016 annual convention was held on Thursday night with approximately 150 attending. Chairman of O'Loughlin Gaels, Brian Murphy, welcomed delegates to Convention and wished all well for the business in hand.
Secretary's Report, Treasurer's Report and Sub-committee reports were all dealt with. Click on Read More below for more details. The draws for the 2017 senior, intermediate and junior leagues were all made during convention.
In the Springhill Court Hotel last Tuesday evening, 6th December, Kilkenny GAA Coaching and Games held its Anuual Club Cill Chainnigh Flag Award presentation night. Club’s Juvenile sections, who promote best practice for the promotion of Gaelic Games in their communities, are rewarded for their efforts during the current season. Seventeen Criteria, covering all the various strand of Games Development (for the 8 to 18 year old cohort), have been devised by Kilkenny GAA Coaching and Games in consultation with clubs. This Club Cill Chainnigh Award scheme, commenced five year ago, with seven clubs applying. In it’s fifth year, we are pleased to say that that number has grown to Thirty two clubs applying in 2016.
Click HERE for pictures courtesy Willie Dempsey
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Earlier this year a TV crew visited Kilkenny to film an episode of "Ireland with Ardal O Hanlon". They were anxious to explore hurling and visited one of our under 14 squad sessions at James Stephens Complex on the Kells Road. The series starts on More4 tomorrow night at 9pm with the Kilkenny episode airing on Wednesday 21st also at 9pm.
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Rower Inistioge and Tullaroan landed the last major trophies of 2016 when they had wins in the J J Kavanagh and Sons Under 21 A and B Finals respectively. A goal in the final minute of normal time by Cathal Bolger snatched victory from the Boro in a pulsating A Final in Nowlan Park. Meanwhile in Callan Tullaroan built up a huge first half lead in the B Final but in the end were hanging on for a 2 point victory over Dunnamaggin.
Click HERE for brief match report on A Final from John Knox of Kilkenny People
Click HERE for pics from A Final courtesy Willie Dempsey
Click HERE for pics from B Final courtesy Willie Dempsey