In a humdinger of a final Mullinavat just about had the edge over St Patricks Ballyraggett and ran out 0-17 to 0-14 winners in the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Final played before a crowd of almost 5,000 in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The quality of point taking and striking was first class right throughout and the result was in doubt up to the final whistle. Mullinavat held a slender lead 0-8 to 0-7 at the break and the sides were level within a minute of the restart. They were still level 0-14 to 0-14 entering the last 7 minutes but three unanswered points in the closing stages saw the Mullinavat side home. They now play Coill Dubh, the Kildare Senior Champions, in the AIB leinster Club Intermediate semi-final in Newbridge next Sunday. Click HERE for images of the game courtesy Willie Dempsey.
It was third time lucky for Bennettsbridge as they accounted for Mooncoin to win the 2014 J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior Hurling County tiltle in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The sides were evenly matched in the first quarter with the sides tied at 0-4 to 0-4 after 15 minutes. The Bridge side gained control after that and stretched the lead to 0-11 to 0-5 after 30 minutes. Then a Liam Blanchfield goal just on half time put them into an unassailable lead. They were in control right throughout the second half and Mooncoin's goal 10 minutes from time was of the consolation type. This was a great victory for a very promising young bunch of hurlers who have been knocking on the door for a couple of seasons. They play Dunderry of Meath in the AIB Leinster Junior Championship in Trim next Sunday. Click HERE for images of the Junior Final from Willie Dempsey
Kilkenny GAA Youth Player "Exercise Assessment" Day Saturday 15th November in Nowlan Park
Next Saturday, 15th November in Nowlan Park, as part of Kikenny GAA's commitment to Long term Player Development, the Development Squads Committee have arranged an "Exercise Assessment" day for the "Youth Player". Players have been selected from this years U-14/U-15 Squads. Players have been grouped and each group session will last roughly three quarters of an hour. Please check the attached list for your time. Players are asked to be on time, bring a bottle of water and come togged out in a tracksuit with runners, no hurling gear required. Please wear togs under track suits. Any queries contact Brían Ryan (087) 2492343.
Next Sunday sees the Michael Lyng Intermediate County Final and The J. J. Kavanagh Junior County Final in a great double header in Nowlan Park. The Intermediate Final is at 2.45, and The Junior County Final is at 1pm. Again the Old Stand Side of the Ground and the Terrace will be closed due to the continued construction work. Admission to the double header will be Adults €15 and Student and Pensioners €10. Children under 16 are free. The adult admission will be by TICKET ONLY. These will be on sale at three sales units on Hebron Road and the sales unit beside Aras O Cearbhaill. Students and Pensioners can pay cash €10 at designated turnstiles.
Kilkenny County Board will host Scór na nÓg (U17) on Thursday November 13th at 8pm in Langtons Set Theatre. All clubs are asked to participate and enter acts in the following competitions: Set Dancing, Ceili Dancing, Recitation/Storytelling, Ballad Group Singing, Instrumental Music and Solo Signing. The closing date for applications will be Thursday November 6th. Scór is a GAA competition designed to bring together the rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times. It was established in 1969 with the aim of promoting these traditional past-times in the winter months, offering club members the chance to come together in a traditional environment. Click on Read More below for more information and application form.