THE residents of Ossory Park have stolen a march on other areas of the city in the build up to the historic third All Ireland senior hurling final in a row between Tipeprary and Kilkenny. Early last week, they bedecked the entire area with buntings and flags.
The refurbished city estate located in the shadow of Nowlan Park has always been one of the most colourful parts og Kilkenny in the run up to any senior All Ireland.
“We are delighted to be the first street in Kilkenny to get the colours up and put our support behind our great hurlers and we are looking forward to seeing other communities in Kilkenny doing the same,” Ossory Park resident, Tommy O’Neill. Tommy and his friends spent a whole day getting the black and amber up and were delighted with the support they received from people passing by. “It’s a great buzz and we can’t wait for Sunday week,” he said.
He was supported by local councillor, Andrew McGuinness: “Every year we see great community spirit surrounding the build up to the All Ireland final and its fantastic to see so many people getting involved again this time around.
“The residents of Ossory Park have always put in a huge effort and between them and residents from areas like The Butts, Newpark and Loughboy, there will be a sea of black and amber throughout Kilkenny and all of those communities deserve great credit for the work they do,” Cllr McGuinness said.