President urges ’Stephens to power on

The Kilkenny club who has made a habit out of scoring firsts has been urged to continue to show strong, dynamic leadership and to drive on confidently into the future.

The Kilkenny club who has made a habit out of scoring firsts has been urged to continue to show strong, dynamic leadership and to drive on confidently into the future.

One of Kilkenny’s finest, James Stephens, are currently celebrating their 125th anniversary.

GAA President Christy Cooney hailed the city outfit as a shining example of what could be achieved through unity of purpose, strong leadership and sustained commitment when he addressed a special celebration dinner in Hotel Kilkenny on Sunday night.

“James Stephens are very much part of the GAA, of the parish, of the community,” he told nearly 500 supporters of the club at the gala dinner. “Generally as you get older, you get feeble but you have gone from strength to strength.

“You have ambitious plans for the future, and they will be challenging,” he said of the club’s proposed development of new grounds on a sprawling site on the Kells Road. “You have never backed off a challenge. The proposed new facilities will strengthen you as a club.

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