Following Kilkenny’s exit from the 2013 All-Ireland championship race, the Kilkenny County Board, wisely has put back the next round of the league/championship to the weekend of the 24th August to give the county panelists a well earned rest and time to recover from their national league and championship campaigns. In fact, the senior team has been fixtured to play St. Martin’s, in the fourth round of 2013 league/championship campaign on Friday evening, 23rd August.
KELLS ROAD DRAW
The July draw took pl;ace on Wednesday night last. Prior to the draw being made, club Vice-President, Liam Tyrrell thanked all the promoters, and contributors to the fundraiser for their continuing support which has allowed the development committee to advance the building of the dressingroom complex to floor level, with further construction works, over the next few weeks expected to bring the building to roof level. Meanwhile, the winner of the top prize of Eu1,000 was The Castle Gardens Surgery (B.Lee). The second prize of Eu 200.00 was won by Kevin Morrissey.(K.Morrissey). The
Eu 100.00 prizes went to Helen Power (Ml.McLoughlin), Michael Walsh (May Larkin),and Michael Mahony (Ml. McLoughlin). Prizes of Eu 50.00 each were won by Billy Walsh (Niall Cody), Tom Hickey (Catherine Kinsella),Orla Healy (Ml.McLoughlin) J.J. Cullen( Joan Cody), Lucy McGrath (John McGrath),Ann Burke (M.Moore), John Eardly (Nuala Walton), and Adeline Kelly (Joan Cody). The special promoter’s prizes of a 2 night weekend break in the Mespil Hotel were won by Catherine Kinsella and Pat Millea (Jnr). The Eu 50.00 prizes went to Elsie Cody and Pat O’Neill. The August draw will take place on Wednesday night, 28th August, in the clubrooms..
A very understrenght, club Junior “A” team went down to Barrow Rangers on a 2-12 to 0-12 scoreline in Friday night’s Northern junior championship fixture. Deprived of the club’s three county minor players, Richie Hayes and the injured Ben Lahart the team struggled throughout the first half and ended up 2-9 to 0-3 in arrears at the break. To their credit they “raised the bar” in the second period, outscoring the deserving winners, by 0-9 to 0-3, with a determined display of hurling but ran out of time in their bid to pull back the twelve point cushion the Paulstown side had,in reserve, at the end of the first half.
U-16 “B” CHAMPIONSHIP
The club’s U-16 “B” team “gave their all” in a brave effort to stave off defeat against Conahy Shamrocks side in the first round of the Northern U-16 “B” championship in Muckalee on Friday evening. However, despite their very best efforts they were forced to concede defeat to a strong Conahy side on a 3-20 to 3-15 scoreline in a highly entertaining championship fixture. Credit to the players, themselves and their mentors, Noel Morrissey, David Tyrrell and Eddie Kelly for their honest endeavours over the league and championsip season.
SENIOR FOOTBALL FINAL
Word has come through that the county senior football final against Muckalee has been fixed for Sunday, 1st.September.
SUB 4 MINUTE SPEEDSTER
St.Patrick’s parish native and former James Stephens,Kilkenny U-16 county championship winner, Eoin Everard recently joined a select group of Irish sub-4 minute milers. This outstanding running fete, by the Kilkenny City Harriers athlete, in recent days puts Eoin’s name up alongside some of the great Irish milers such as “the chairman of the boards”, Eamon Coghlan, the late, Noel Carroll and Frank Murphy. To complete a glorious week, Eoin went on to win the National 1,500 meters title, in a nail biting finish against West Waterford clubman, David McCarthy in a rain soaked Morton Stadium, Santry, at the weekend. Hearthy congratulations, Eoin on two memorable achievements.
U-14 “C” SHIELD
Congratulations to the U-14 “B” team on their emphatic, 6-17 to 4-4 victory over
St.Patrick’s Ballyraggett in the U-14 H.L.”C” shield semi-final during the week. This victory merits the young James stephens side a place in the final against Dicksboro. Once again this result reflects the great work being done by the team memtors, in this case, former Runai, Fergal Walsh and Ollie Grace.
PRESIDENTIAL PRIZE WINNER
Congratulations to longstanding social club member, Noel Casey who won the highly competitive president’s prize competition in Kilkenny Golf Club with a fine round of golf, which earned him 44 points over the eighteen holes of a testing golf course. For his efforts Noel was presented with a beautiful watch by Kilkenny G.C. president, Tom Gunning. Noel’s son, Damien is a selector/ mentor with the club’s U-9 development squad...
HURLERS CO-OP DRAW
The club had two winners in the fourth draw in the 2013 Hurlers co-op draw. Marie Power, Kilcaltrim, Borris won a 2 night B&B,plus1dinner, in Kelly Hotel & Spa and former Ceann Comhairle, Seamus Pattison won Eu 150.00. Congratulations to both winners.
The Tuesday night’s weekly draw produced the following combination 4 , 14 ,21. Ther was no winning ticket. Next week’s jackpot increases to Eu 2,600. The consolation winners were John Millea, Eileen Larkin, Julia Kavanagh, Brian Martin and Noelle Jordan.