Nowlan Park was today chosen by the GAA as the winner of the 2018 County Pitch of the Year. Kilkenny County Board is delighted that the huge investment and effort in maintaining and improving the Nowlan Park pitch has been acknowledged. Huge thanks must go to past and present board members for their commitment to the facility, but special praise must be reserved for the ground staff of John Coogan, Kevin McGarry and Mick O'Neill. Please click below for the full GAA press release announcing the win.
The most up to date record of Kilkenny and National GAA records is now available online in the Kilkenny GAA Bible. Containing 297 pages, it stretches from the first entry recording Tullaroan’s Senior Hurling Victory in 1887 to the attendance at last years All Ireland Senior Football Final In between, it contains the results in all grades of local and Inter-County Hurling, Football, Camogie, Handball and Ladies Football games. It also includes the players on the Inter County and Senior Club teams, the records of Féile, Masters, Colleges, Schools, Oireachtas and Interfirms competitions and details of Officers, Referees, All Stars and Clubs.
The annual production compiled by Gerry O’Neill and sponsored by the Year Book Committee was first published in hard copy in 2000 with a second edition in 2005. Since then it has been available online under the Resources tab on the County Website killkennygaa.ie. The demand for another hardcopy book for fireside reading is being met when a limited print edition is run in September. To see all of the details right up to the end of the 2017 Championship Year….. Click Here
The final of the Lisdowney 7’s will take place this Saturday Aug 4th in Lisdowney GAA Club. Click below for full details and fixtures.
Emeralds GAA will host a fundraiser and Gaelic Sunday Commemorative Family Fun Field Day this coming Sunday 5th August from 2pm to 6pm in Emeralds GAA grounds.
There will be lots of activities/entertainment for all the family on the day, novelty races(egg & spoon, sack race, three legged race), penalty shootouts(scoccer, hurling, rugby & basketball), facepainting, trade & craft stalls, bbq, crepe stall, shop, emeralds cafe/bakery, Wheel of Fortune, Fun old fashioned games, Horse shoe throw, Kids corner with arts & crafts and storytelling, Young Irish dancers, Sean nos dancing, Singing, Irish Trad music and hopefully a screen showing all ireland semi final replay Galway vs Clare. Bring all the family for a great days fun. Also U9 blitz takes place from 12pm to 2pm.
The St Canice's Credit Union County Hurling League Division 1 final between Mullinavat and Ballyhale Shamrocks will be held on Wednesday 1st August at 7.30pm in Mullinavat. The County Hurling Division 2 final between Rower Inistioge and St Martin's will take place in Clara at 6.45pm on Saturday August 4th. Updated: Please note the time of the Div 1 final.