THE Kilkenny hurling Development Squads are facing a busy weekend of activities. The under-14, 15, 16 and 17 squads will be in action on Saturday in various competitions.
Tony Forrestal tournament (under-14) at St Saviour’s GAA grounds,Waterford, 11am Kilkenny v Limerick; 1pm Kilkenny v Tipperary; 6pm semi-final. Final on Sunday 12.30pm in Walsh Park.
Sony Walsh tournament (under-14) at De La Salle grounds, Gracedieu,Waterford, 11am Kilkenny v Waterford; 1pm Kilkenny v Galway; 6pm semi-final. Final on Sunday 11am in Walsh Park.
Michael Foley tournament (under-15)m venue for all games Ferns, Co Wexford.
Group 1 - 11am A Wexford South v Kilkenny South; 12 noon, loser A v Dublin North; 1pm winner A v Dublin North.
Group 2 - 11am A Dublin South v Wexford North; 12noon loser A v Kilkenny North; 1pm winner A v Kilkenny North; 2pm Cup semi-finals Top Group 1 v 2nd Group 2; Top Group 2 v 2nd Group 1; 3.45pm Cup final in Belfield, Enniscorthy; 2.45pm Shield semi-finals, third Group 1 v Top Group 3 (Carlow, Antrim or Westmeath); third Group 2 v Top Group 4 (Wicklow, Kildare or Offaly); 4pm Shield final in Ferns.
Tipperary Supporters Club tournament (under-16) ‘A’ competition at Buckane (Kildangan GAA, outside Nenagh) 10.30am Kilkenny v Wexford; 12.30pm Kilkenny v Cork; 4.30pm Cup semi-final in Nenagh, Top Group Team; Shield semi-final in Buckane, second Group Team; finals on Sunday in Semple Stadium, Shield at 11am and Cup at 12.30pm.
‘B’ competition at Toomevara - 10.30am Kilkenny v Clare; 12.30pm Kilkenny v Cork; 2.30pm Kilkenny v Tipperary; 4.30pm final in Toomevara, top team from group qualifies.
Eugene Carey memorial tournament (under-17) in Mallow GAA grounds, Co Cork, 12.30pm Kilkenny v Limerick; 2pm Kilkenny v Tipperary; top teams in final 3.45pm; second teams in Plate final 3.30pm.
Kilkenny under-14 B squad for the Sonny Walsh tournament - Stephen Haberlin (Kilmacow), Shane O’Donohue (James Stephens), Jay Leahy (O’Loughlin Gaels), Victor Costello (Dunnamaggin), Colm Prenderville (Graigue Ballycallan), Niall Dowling (St Patrick’s), Shane Dunne (Cloneen), Stephen Delaney (Lisdowney), Cillian Power (Slieverue), Brandon Phelan (Galmoy), Jack Delaney (Galmoy), Shane O’Mahony (O’Loughlin Gaels), Eamonn Phelan (Slieverue), Paddy Brennan (St Patrick’s), Sean Power (Emeralds), Conor Dowling (St Martin’s), Martin Keoghan (Tullaroan), Jamie Norris (Piltown), Andrew Parsons (James Stephens), Robbie O’Driscoll (O’Loughlin Gaels), Brian O’Hanrahan (Thomastown), Cian Lyng (St Lachtain’s), Peter Collins (O’Loughlin Gaels), William Mullally (Slieverue).
Mentors - Lar McEvoy (St Patrick’s), Seamus Norris (Piltown), James Dowling (St Patrick’s), Jim Neary (Dicksboro), Tommy Brennan (Erin’s Own), Medic: Richie Costello.