The Normans bring out the silverware

Kilkenny’s newest rugby club, the Normans, are bringing out the silverware for a family fun day this weekend.

Kilkenny’s newest rugby club, the Normans, are bringing out the silverware for a family fun day this weekend.

The club, who are based in Knocktopher, will have some of the province’s biggest prizes on show at the KBK Family Fun Day, which will be held over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Present for the festivities will be the Amlin Challenge Cup and the Rabo Direct Pro 12 trophy, competitions won by the Leinster team this year.

The trophies, which will be joined by the British and Irish Cup won by the province’s Leinster A team, will take pride of place on the main stage for the weekend.

Members of the Normans rugby club will at the field day on both days, helping out on the Saturday with the Aylward Cup under-age hurling competition on Saturday as well as competing in a six-a-side soccer competition. On Sunday the club will giving a skills demonstration to all, trying to see who can beat the best Normans players at catching and kicking.

The KBK Family Fun Day gets input from all the clubs and societies in the Knocktopher, Ballyhale and Knockmoylon areas, who come together to promote their clubs and show what they have to offer. Clubs present include the GAA club Ballyhale Shamrocks, soccer’s Southend United, the KBK gun club, golf society, Parents Development Association and local development groups from within the parish.

Entry to the KBK Family Fun Day is free, with all welcome to join the festivities at the GAA field in Ballyhale. There will be pony rides, bucking bronco, bouncy castle for the younger age group as well as shooting, pitch and putt and other games for older age groups. There will also be a cake sale and craft stalls, music and entertainment with a shop, refreshments and barbecue on both days also.