Kilkenny will play their first game of the 2015 season in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup this coming Tuesday night January 20th in Ballyraggett with a 7.30pm throw in. NUI Galway will provide the opposition. Then on the following Sunday January 25th Dr Cullen Park will be the venue for the second game in the competition when Kilkenny take on Carlow at 2pm. Carlow and NUIG played out a draw in the competition last Sunday.
The fixtures for the AIB All Ireland Club competitions have also been confirmed. Bennettsbridge take on Annaghdown of Galway in the Junior Semi-Final in Nenagh on Sunday 25th January at 2pm. Ballyhale Shamrocks take on Gort in the Senior Semi-Final on Saturday 7th February in Semple Stadium at 3.45 as part of double header.
Dicksboro 1-16 Thomastown 3-10
Dicksboro and Thomastown will have to do it all again following a very exciting finish to the J J Kavanagh and Son sponsored Under 21A County Final played in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Thomastown had the benefit of a strong wind in the first half and their half-time lead of 3 points (1-8 to 1-5) did not seem sufficient to weather the likely Boro onslaught in the 2nd half. Dicksboro were level within 4 minutes of the restart and it was midway through the second half before Thomastown registered their first score of the half. The City side seemed to have this game wrapped up when they lead 1-16 to 1-10 with only 2 minutes remaining. But two goals from Thomastown in the 59th and 62nd minute ensured the hugely exciting finish. The replay takes place in Nowlan Park next Sunday at 1.30pm. Click HERE for images of the game from Willie Dempsey and John Glynn.
Danesfort 1-14 Young Irelands 1-4
For the second week in a row Danesfort were comprehensive winners this time defeating Young Irelands to capture the 2014 J J Kavanagh & Son sponsored County Junior Football title. Picture shows Danesfort captain Michael Moylan receiving the trophy from Football Board Vice Chairman Tommy Duggan. Click HERE for images from the game courtesy Willie Dempsey.
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Leinster GAA will hold a number of Seminars commencing 17th January and running until March 14th. Click HERE for full programme details.
The seminars will be invaluable to managers, coaches, selectors and backroom coaching staff who are looking to develop their skills. The seminars will be focussed on those working with Youth and Adult players/teams.
This weekend also sees the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Football Final between Danesfort and Young Irelands. Danesfort had a comprehensive win over Graigue Ballycallan in their semi-final but Young Irelands were made to fight all the way before accounting for Tullogher Rosbercon by a single point(4-8 to 2-13) last weekend in Thomastown. The County Final will be played in Thomastown this Saturday January 10th with a 2pm throw in. Click on Read More below for full size photos.