Saturday was a busy day in Nowlan Park with the Junior Footballers involved in All-Ireland Semi-Final action against Galway. Having won out the British Championship, hopes were high that Kilkenny would make the final. Galway were strong throughout the game leading by twelve points at half-time. On the restart Galway didn't relent in the second half running out 2-22 to 2-8 winners. Kilkenny have fought a good solid battle throughout the Junior campaign this year and will no doubt re-group in the months ahead to prepare for 2019.
For match report click below (John Knox), for pictures click here.
The U-16 Football development squad played Galway as the curtain-raiser to the Junior game on Saturday, it was wondering to see 40 players tog out for Kilkenny all aspiring to wear the Black and Amber.
For match report click below, for picture click here.
The draw for the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Football Championships 2018 took place at Monday nights County Board meeting.
Conahy Shamrocks 1-08 Rower Inistioge 0-08.
Played in ideal conditions at the Kells Road Venue on Saturday Conahy Shamrocks emerged deserving winners in the J J Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate Football final when they overcame the Rower Inistioge. "Tosú maith leath na hoibre" the saying goes and a 1-2 to 0-0 start inside 8 minutes gave the Conahy team the platform for this victory. But the Rower Inistioge side fought their way into the game and were just one point in arrears at the interval 1-3 to 0-5. The Rower side had the first score of the 2nd half to draw level and thereafter there was little between the sides. Conahy just kept their noses in front to win on a final score 1-08 to 0-8.
Picture shows Conahy captain Andy O'Keeffe receiving the trophy from Football Board Chairman Tom O Reilly. Click on Read More below for Conahy Team pic
Dicksboro 3-8 Blacks & Whites 1-3
Dicksboro were full value for their win over Blacks and Whites in the J J Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate Football Final played in Bennettsbridge on Saturday. Two early Boro goals set the tone for the day and the Blacks and Whites side were playing catch up right from the start. The city side maintained that six point cushion into the half time break and were always in control in the second half limiting the opposition to just two points. Picture shows Boro captain Mikey Hayes receiving the trophy from Football Board Vice Chairman Tom Brennan
Click on Read More below for Match Report courtesy Dicksboro GAA and photos courtesy John Glynn.
Graignamanagh 1-10 Railyard 1-2
A strong second half performance was key to Graignamanagh's success in the J J Kavanagh & Sons Under 21 Football Championship Final. At half time they led Railyard 0-5 to 1-00. But 1-5 scored in the second half gave them a comfortable 1-10 to 1-2 win over Railyard.
Picture shows Graignamanagh captain James Doyle accepting the trophy from Football Board Chairman Tom O'Reilly.
Click HERE for more pics courtesy Jim Whelan of Graignamanagh