James Doran


James Doran



Tom Walsh Park was looking its best last Saturday 10th August, when the juvenile club held their annual Inter county Blitz hosting U8 and U10 teams from Cappataggle, Co Galway, Ballingarrry, Co Tipperary, Maynooth, Co Kildare and teams from the hosts Blacks and Whites also taking part. With over 120 young hurlers playing matches throughout the day, the large crowd of supporters were treated to a great display of hurling. Medals and trophies were presented to all clubs involved on the day. A big thank you to all the young players who participated in great spirit and to their mentors for getting them prepared for the day. Thanks to all those who helped get the pitch ready for the day, to the referees and thank you to all who helped out with the refreshments. A special word of thanks to the Murphy family for their continued support of the Blitz.


An 11K family fun cycle will take place on Sunday 1st September in aid of the Blacks and Whites Juvenile GAA Club. The Cycle will start at 12 noon from Tom Walsh Park heading to Griffinstown down Tinnakeenly – Gurteen-Boherkyle up to Mount Loftus Gates through the estate (where refreshments will be available) and back to Tom Walsh Park. U8 and U6 can meet the main group at Mount Loftus gates and continue from there. All U10 participants must wear helmets.

To take part in the event entry is €10 or a completed sponsorship card which are available from any committee member. Come along and enjoy a great day out with all the family!


Training for U12, U10 and U8 will continue for another few weeks at the usual times with training for U6 commencing shortly. Contact team mentors for details


A selection of club jerseys are available for sale. Anyone who would like to purchase a jersey are asked to contact Orla O’Grady to order.


Training continues Wed evening in Graignamanagh Pitch and Saturday Mornings in Tom Walsh Park. No matches for this team until later in the month.


This team are training hard at the moment in preparation for their county Semi Final showdown against Freshford on 26th August. Venue and Time to be confirmed shortly.


This team are out this evening (Wed 21st August) at 6pm in Mullinvat against Mooncoin in County Semi-Final.


Well done to Anne Marie Lennon who is part of the Kilkenny Senior Camogie panel who have qualified for the Senior All Ireland Camogie Final in Croke Park on Sept 15th against Galway. Best of Luck Anne Marie!!


Congratulations to Pat O’Grady, Manager of the Kilkenny Intermediate Hurling team and to club hurlers Michael Moloney and Paul Murphy who are both panel members of the Kilkenny Intermediate team on reaching the All Ireland Intermediate Final. The Team now face Tipperary in the final at Nolan Park with time and dates to be confirmed in the near future.


Congratulations to Club Hurler Kevin Fitzpatrick who recently married Annette Stapleton. Best wishes to you both.


Commiserations to the Blacks and Whites Junior B team who lost out to Ballyragget last Sunday in the Northern Championship semi final. The team will rue some spurned goal chances in the second half that could well have changed the course of the game. However on the balance of play Ballyragget were deserved winners. The focus of the lads will now turn to training in preparation for the Junior Championship which commences in early September.


Congratulations to Peter and Samantha Ryan on the christening of their baby Lilly Farrell. The couple celebrated with family and friends in the Duiske Diner Graignamanagh after the ceremony in Skeoughvosteen church.


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