In Kilmacow on Monday (7.30pm) an interesting hurling challenge will be played in the Sports Complex. Most hurling followers in Kilkenny and further afielld will have fond memories of the departed Mick O’Neill, who was such a hugely successful Kilkenny GAA administrator, including as chairman of the County Board from 1969 until 1965.
He was a man who dedicated his life to Gaelic games, as a hurler with his native St Senan’s, and a chairman of the South Board and then the County Board.
His club, now known as Kilmacow, are honouring his memory with an inter-county game between the Kilkenny minor team and their Waterford counterparts. Both are very much involved in the provincial championships, and this should be a lively affair.