Thousands to welcome home Kilkenny's camogie champions

Thousands to welcome home Kilkenny's camogie champions

The victorious Kilkenny senior and intermediate camogie teams return to the Marble City this evening, Monday.

Team captains Michelle Quilty and Aine Fahy will lead their teams through the streets of Kilkenny to the presentation stand at the courthouse on Parliament Street - expected to arrive around 7pm.

Last weekend's homecoming for the senior hurlers attracted 6,000 fans, and initial indications are that even more will turn out to welcome home our all conquering camogie teams.

Kilkenny defeated Cork in both deciders, and in the senior game denied Cork a three in a row.

Kilkenny County Council is hosting the reception, where there will be music and entertainment from 6pm at the courthouse.

The team will travel by open-top bus from MacDonagh Train Station at 6.30pm - down John Street, over John’s Bridge, up Rose Inn Street, up High Street to arrive at the courthouse.

It's anticipated that the players will be introduced on to the balcony of the courthouse at around 7pm. Entertainment will include a replay of the match on a large screen together with live music.

Proceedings will close before 8pm.

Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Camogie Board and An Garda Síochána would appreciate if those attending arrived early and followed the directions of the Stewards.