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.
St Canice's Credit Union has been a Kilkenny GAA sponsor since 1991, and that arrangement will continue into the 2018 season, the launch of which took place in Nowlan Park on Thursday night. All senior clubs who will be vying for the compettion were represented on the night, at what was a busy and buzzing Nowlan Park. The next round of St Canice's Credit Union SHC games will take place on the weekend beginning Aug 10th. We wish all our clubs the best of lcuk in the games and championship ahead and also to thank St Canice's Credit Union for their continued support.
The launch of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Championship took place in Nowlan Park on Thursday night. A large crowd was in attendance on the night which saw Michael Lyng Motors extend their already long standing sponsorship and connection with Kilkenny GAA. Kilkenny GAA would like to acknowledge the continued support of Michael Lyng Motors and to wish all our Intermediate clubs well in the championship ahead.
August 4, 1918 will be remembered as one of the most remarkable and significant days in the history of the GAA. Known as Gaelic Sunday – it was a day when the clubs of the GAA stood against the British Empire and triumphed in a peaceful protest through the playing of Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie.
On the weekend of August 4th and 5th 2018 the GAA is appealing to clubs to hold their own club activity as part of commemorating that historic event. The GAA is not being prescriptive as to the nature of a club’s commemorative event. It could be an internal club tournament, a challenge game (perhaps against the same opponents as in 1918), a family day or a club history exhibition.
Gaelic Sunday has never received the same publicity as Bloody Sunday which took place two years later. Yet, it is an important occasion in the history of the GAA and indeed in the history of this country.