There has been a great response to the new format for the Poc Fada with 23 entries in the adult competition and 35 in the under 16. With an excellent weather forecast for mid week everything now points to a great event in Gowran Park this coming Thursday night. The competition takes place over a 1 Kilometre course down the straight at the Racecourse. The under 16 competition gets underway at 6pm with the adults taking to the track at 7.30pm. Check in is at the Starter's Hut and competitors will be transported to the starting line. Each competitor is asked to bring a Scorekeeper/Marker. Refreshments will be provided in the Clubhouse and the Locker Rooms will be available for changing/showers. Late entries to Val Malone(Adults) and Tommy Bawle(U16's)
Kilkenny 5.32 Offaly 1.18
In front of a crowd of almost 12,000 in Nowlan Park and a world-wide TV audience Kilkenny made an impressive start to the Leinster Championship with a comprehensive win over Offaly on Saturday evening. Kilkenny now take on Galway in the semi-final on Sunday 22nd June with a 4pm throw-in. Tullamore has now been confirmed as the venue and the game will be live on RTE Television.
For match report, courtesy GAA.ie, click HERE
For images of the day, courtesy Willie Dempsey, click HERE
The Kilkenny team to play Offaly shows three changes from the side that started in the recent Allianz League Final. Lester Ryan comes in at midfield releasing Padraig Walsh back to the half back line where he replaces Joey Holden who is listed among the subs. Richie Hogan will partner Lester Ryan at midfield with Michael Fennelly starting at Centre Forward. Walter Walsh and Eoin Larkin replace the injured Richie Power and Henry Shefflin. Click HERE for full team.
UNDER-14 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD MATCH v LAOIS
The Kilkenny Under-14 Development Squad will play Laois in Ballyragget on Saturday 7th June at 10:30am. Click on Read More below for list of players requested to attend and to be in Ballyragget for 9:45am.
Any issues contact Seamus Norris 087-9230283
Kilkenny GAA is today mourning the death of Martin Treacy former senior All Ireland medal winner and longest serving member of our County Board. A native of Bennettsbridge Martin along with his brothers Jim,Paddy, Michael and the late Sean was part of the great 'Bridge teams of the 50's and 60's and won a total of 9 Senior Co Championship medals with them. On his retirement he became deeply involved in the administration of the club and his fundraising efforts on its behalf are legendary. Martin displayed equal commitment to his role as a member of our County Board and served on many of its sub committees as well as acting as steward on big match days in Nowlan Park. Click HERE for article from our 2010 Yearbook on Martin written by Barrie Henriques.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his sorrowing wife Teresa, his sons Martin, John and Desmond, daughter Patricia and to the extended Treacy family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
For Funeral Arrangements, from RIP.ie, click on Read More Below