KILKENNY handballers will be in action on a number of front this week in what will be one of the busiest period in the game for ages. Hopes are high that players will enjoy plenty of success.
All-Ireland senior fixtures
Crinkle, Offaly (3pm) 1 Kilkenny (Brian Manogue) v Roscommon(Chris Doolin); in Garryhill, Carlow (3pm) 12 Tipperary (David Maloney) v Kilkenny (Ger Anthony); in Na Fianna (4pm) 9 Kilkenny (Nicholas Anthony) v Cavan (Michael Finnegan).
Today (Wednesday) 7.30pm at Na Fianna MAD Michael Walsh/D.J. Carey (Kk) v Tom Sheridan/partner (Meath);
IS Gary McConnell (Meath) v Ciaran Neary (Kilkenny); at Garryhill GMBS final Eamon Purcell (Kilkenny) v Paul Ruane (Kildare); SMAS final P. English/B. Bourke v Egin Jensen (Dublin).
Thursday at Mullinavat MBS final Shane Rossitor (Wexford) v David Clifford (Kilkenny); EMBS final Gerry Murphy (Kilkenny) v Brendan Murphy (Wexford); at Garryhill over 35AD, Eddie Burke/John Morrissey (Kk) v Gavin Buggy/partner (Wexford).
Saturday at Ballymore Eustace (5pm) DMBS final, Sean Devlin (Louth) v Jim Dooley (Kilkenny); at Garryhill (11.30am) LJBS final, Ellen O’Connor (Kildare) v Rachel Hogan (Kilkenny); at Garryhill (6.30pm) over 35 AD final, Pat Quaile/Pat O’Donnell (Ww) v Burke/Morrissey/Buggy/partner; at Crinkle (6pm) ID final, William and Daniel Love (Kk) v Gary McConnell/Peter Reilly (M).
Sunday at Garryhill (12noon) SMBD Brendan and Stephen Murphy (Wex) v Tom Dooley/Jim McGrath (Kk).
Friday, August 5 at Garryhill (7.30pm) RMS final, Dermot Howard (Kildare) v Michael O’Brien (Dublin); SMBS final, Frank Maddock (Wexford) v Tom Dooley (Kilkenny); at Talbot’s Inch, under-21 D final, Ger McGrath/Dan Breen (Kk) v Graham Clifford/Chris Dawson(Kk).
Thursday, August 4 (7.30pm) at Garryhill over 35AD Eddie Burke/John Morrissey (Kk) v Gavin Buggy/Ptr (Wex); DMAS final, Eugene Kennedy (Dublin) v Paddy O’Reilly (Kilkenny).
Thursday at Talbot’s Inch (7.30pm) Jun S, Nicky Walsh (St Canice’s) v Anthony Martin (Kells); 8pm Jun BS, Frank Fitzgerald (Talbot’s Inch) v Jimmy Long (St Canice’s); at Mothel (7.30pm) Jun BS, John Fitzgerald (Kells) v Jimmy Power (Mothel; at Kilfane (7.30pm) Min D, Sean Butler/Dylan Walsh (Talbot’s Inch) v Stephen O’Dwyer/Peter Funchion (Kells); 8pm Jun S, Jim McEvoy (Talbot’s Inch) v John O’Neill (Goresbridge).
Friday at Talbot’s Inch (7.30pm) Min D, Mick Conville/Mason Clifford (St Canice’s) v Fergal Lalor/Enda O’Donoghue (Talbot’s Inch); 8pm Jun BS, P.J. Hawe (Windgap) v Eamon Hayse (St Canice’s).
Saturday at Talbot’s Inch (3pm) ladies S, Mary Phelan (Clogh) v Marie Walsh (Kells); 3.30pm ladies S, Rebecca Mulholland (O’Loughlin’s) v Ciara Mahon (Clogh); 4.30pm Jun D, Anthony Martin/Eamon Foley (Kells) v Dylan Clifford and Chrissy Dawson (St Canice’s); 5pm Inter S, John Morrissey (O’Loughlin’s) v D. Breen (Kells) or K. Bourke (O’Loughlin’s); at Clogh (4.30pm) Mas S, Joe Hennessy (O’Loughlin’s) v D.J. Carey (Goresbridge).
Monday at Talbot’s Inch (7.30pm) Jun S, Seamus Kavanagh (O’Loughlin’s) v Brendan Burke (Kells); 8pm Jun S, William Coogan (Mothel) v Diarmuid Burke (Kells); at Clogh (7.30pm) Inter S, Shem Kelly (Mothel) v Sean Quigley (St Canice’s); 8pm Jun S, Diarmuid Brennan (Mothel) v Eamon Foley(Kells); at Mullinavat (7.30pm) ladies S, Rachel Hogan (Kilfane) v Claire Grace (Windgap); 8pm Mas AS, Noel Holden (Kilfane) v Paddy Reilly (Talbot’s Inch).