Kilkenny are playing the second round of the Leinster Provisional Town’s Cup on Sunday in Foulkstown, out the city’s Waterford Road at 3pm.
The Towns Cup is the most sought after and prestigious Leinster junior trophy and the envy of every junior club in Leinster.
Kilkenny have high hopes for the title this year after their terrific win on January 26, against last year’s Town’s Cup runners up – Longford (20-12).
On Sunday Kilkenny firsts team are now looking forward to play against Clondalkin (Division 1A) who are a division ahead of Kilkenny (Division 1B) and are clear favourites. However the club officials are hoping that home advantage will make a difference.
Ed Donohoe, President of the Kilkenny Rugby Club, has praised the hard work and dedication of the Kilkenny rugby teams and their coach Steve Ashmore.
Donohoe said that Ashmore had done a fine job with the Kilkenny team, being promoted last year to Division 1B, adding that he has consolidated the team’s position this year.
“Steve and the club are strong in training to win the Town’s Cup for the 6th time in the clubs history.” The Kilkenny rugby team has bought the cup Noreside in 1955, 1959, 1986, and in 2002,” he pointed out.
Mr Donohoe, is calling on the Kilkenny public to come out to Foulkstown to support their team. “it’s an important day for Kilkenny rugby, the team have trained hard all year and Sunday’s match promises to be a lively game of rugby. We urge you to support your community, support your club and support Kilkenny RFC,” he said The draw for the third round of the Towns Cup will be held in Kilkenny’s club house after the match on Sunday.
Kilkenny Ladies team are also playing an important away game on the same day when they take on Barnhall, in the first round of the Ladies Leinster Cup in Dublin.