Medal time for champs!

Kilkenny’s Leinster champions will be feted at a special celebration this weekend.

Kilkenny’s Leinster champions will be feted at a special celebration this weekend.

The girls’ under-14 and under-16 teams, provincial champions in 2013, will be presented with their medals in the Springhill Court Hotel on Friday at 7.30pm. Guest on the night will be Marie Hickey, chairwoman of the Leinster Council.

There will also be a presentation to all the girls who took part in the development squad programmes at under-13, under-15 and under-17 levels.

This year’s inter-county teams continued their preparation for the forthcoming championships when the minors and under-16s took on their Limerick counterparts in a challenge in Callan last weekend.

Played on a day when Ireland took on Scotland in the Six Nations, the football also had a rugby connection. The Kilkenny team featured former Irish rugby international Mick Galwey’s daughter, Neasa. Jane Clohessy, daughter of Mick’s former Munster team-mate Peter, played for Limerick.

Club news

A new club has also been established in Clara following a successful Gaelic4Girls programme. The club, which also caters for the Paulstown and Bennettsbridge areas, will field teams from under-10 to under-14 levels. Further information is available from Catriona Corr, 086-1724044.

The Piltown club held their annual meeting recently. This year the club will field teams at under-12, under-14 and under-16 levels.

The club’s catchment area includes Windgap, Hugginstown and Mooncoin however, in the absence of clubs further South, girls interested in playing with Piltown are welcome to join. Further information from Seamus Norris, tel 087-9230283.

Piltown have also formed a Gaelic4Mothers & Others team. A sponsor is being sought in order to purchase a set of jerseys. A meeting will be held at the end of the month before training commences. Any would be players or interested sponsors should contact Aine Knox, tel 087-6832400.

Mouthguards

Players are reminded that mouthguards must be worn during training and playing.