The draws for the St Canices Credit Union Senior, the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate and the J J Kavanagh and Sons Junior quarter-finals were made tonight in Nowlan Park. Three of the intermediate quarter-finals and the first round replay plus the junior quarter finals go ahead next weekend. The senior quarter finals will be played on weekend 30th Sept/1 Oct.
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Following a hectic weekend of club action the way is now clear for the draws for quarter-finals in the St Canices Credit Union Senior, the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate and the J J Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling Championships. The draws take place tomorrow night Monday 18th Sept in Nowlan Park at 7.30pm. Clubs are very welcome to attend and the draw will be carried live on KCLR 96FM.
Next weekend will see three quarter finals in the Intermediate grade plus the 1st round replay between Lisdowney and Tulloger Rosbercon. There will also be three quarter finals in the Junior championship plus the Clara and O'Loughlin Gaels Section B Final which doubles as the 4th Quarter-Final.
Click HERE for pictures from Barrow Rangers v Blacks and Whites tie in Graignamanagh courtesy Jim Whelan Graignamanagh Club.
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At Tuesday evening's County Committee Meeting a presentation was made by Marion Acreman, Manager MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, on the Kilkenny Famine Experience.
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The story has significant relevance for Kilkenny GAA as the Famine Burial plot was located right beside Nowlan Park in the Old Kilkenny Workhouse. The bodies of 975 Famine victims were found here when the new Shopping Centre was being built.
The Community Inclusion element of the Project – connecting 975 people to the individuals found onsite in 2005 is considered very important. All those who attended Tuesday's meeting participated by having their fingerprints recorded to be etched in metal to enhance the crypt in the Famine Memorial Garden at Mac Donagh Junction.
At this evening's County Committee Meeting in Nowlan Park Brian Cody was ratified as Kilkenny Manager for the 2018 season. Derek Lyng and James Mc Garry continue as selectors while Michael Dempsey will be Physical Trainer.
The decision sees Brian Cody take the helm in Kilkenny for a remarkable 20th year.
Despite a brave second half effort Kilkenny were unable to come to grips with a powerful Limerick performance in the Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Final played in front of a crowd of over 15,000 in Semple Stadium on Saturady evening. Having played with a strong wind Kilkenny found themselves 7 points in arrears at the break (0-11 yo 0-4). Kilkenny reduced the arrears to 4 points at one stage in the second half but Limerick deservedly pulled away again to run out winners on a final scoreline of 0-17 to 0-11.
Click HERE for match report, including short video highlights, from GAA.ie
Click HERE for images from the game from Willie Dempsey
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