In front of an attendance of just over 9,000 Ballyhale Shamrocks claimed their 16th title. Ballyhale led well for much of the opening period but a determined Bennettsbridge never gave up and fought right to then end. Ballyhale however were not to be denied and went on to claim the Senior title for 2018 by three points on a scoreline of 2-17 to 2-20.
Click below for full match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Click here for pictures (Martin Rowe)
Graigue Ballycallan claimed the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate Title for 2018 with a late charge that saw them overcome near neighbours Tullaroan. Tullaroan led for a large part of the game, but Graigue Ballycallan timed their run to perfection ensuring they were ahead when the final whistle went, in the process securing Senior status once again for the 2019 season.
Click below for match report (John Knox, Kilkenny People)
Click here for pictures (Martin Rowe)
St Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling Final
Bennettsbridge have claimed the first spot in the 2018 senior final thanks to a five point win over Clara in Nowlan Park on Sunday. The second berth will be filled on Sunday next (Oct 21st) when Erin's Own fresh from their win over James Stephens on Saturday face Ballyhale Shamrocks, that game has a throw-in time of 3-45pm in Nowlan Park. The senior final will be played on Sunday Oct 28th at 3pm.
Tickets for the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Final and the St Canice’s Credit Union S/F on Sunday next are on sale now at all usual Centra and Supervalu outlets.
Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate Hurling Final
Graigue-Ballycallan and their near neighbours Tullaroan will face off in the intermediate final which is also fixed for Nowlan Park on Oct 28th, throw-in time 1pm. Graigue-Ballycallan overcame Tullogher Rosbercon on Saturday in Nowlan Park by three points, the scoreboard reading 0-14 to 0-11 at the full time whistle. Sunday saw Tullaroan overcome St Lachtain's, in a game that ebbed and flowed for long periods, Tullaroan eventually did enough to claim the second intermediate spot despite conceding a penatly in the final quarter which St Lachtain's couldn't capitalise on.
JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Final
Piltown and Dunnamaggin will contest the junior final on Sunday next at 1-45pm in Nowlan Park. Both teams will be pulling out all the stops between now and next Sunday to secure the right the play in the Intermediate grade next year.
Click here for photo's from Tullaroan Vs St Lachtain's (Willie Dempsey)
Click here for photo's from Clara Vs Bennettsbridge (Willie Dempsey)
Tickets for this Sunday's St Canice's Credit Union Senior S/F between Clara and Bennettsbridge and the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate S/F between St Lachtain's and Tullaroan are on sale at usual Centra and Supervalu outlets, Admission €15, Students/OAP's €10. The Intermediate game has a throw-in of 2pm, while the Senior game has a throw-in of 4pm.
Also this weekend, in the St Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship the Quarter-Final replay between Erins Own and James Stephens will take place in Ballyragget on Saturday at 2pm, Ballyhale await the victors in the Semi-Final. The Senior relegation final between Carrickshock and Danesfort willl also take place on Saturday in John Lockes Park at 2pm while the Intermediate relegation final between Young Ireland’s and Mooncoin will take place in Ballyhale at 2pm also.
Meanwhile, in the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Finals Tullogher Rosbercon Vs Graigue Ballycallan has been fixed for Nowlan Park on Saturday at 4.15pm.
In the St Canice's Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship the Quarter-Final replay between Erins Own and James Stephens will take place in Ballyragget next Saturday at 2pm, Ballyhale await the victors in the Semi-Final. Sunday sees Bennettsbridge and Clara face off in the first of the Semi-Finals, the winner will claim a coveted County Final place. The Senior relegation final between Carrickshock and Danesfort willl also take place next Saturday in John Lockes Park at 2pm while the Intermediate relegation final between Young Ireland’s and Mooncoin will take place in Ballyhale also on Saturday at 2pm.
The draw for the Semi-Finals of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi-Finals took place on Sunday in Nowlan Park and it sees Tullogher Rosbercon Vs Graigue Ballycallan which has been fixed for Nowlan Park on Saturday at 4.15pm and on Sunday St Lachtains vs Tullaroan takes place in Nowlan Park at 2pm. For a full list of next weekends fixtures click on the links below.