15 April 2014
This page gives you a brief taste of events in the club on a week by week basis.
1. Well done to our senior hurlers who gained a narrow but deserved victory over neighbours Danesfort in the first round of the senior championship. The final score was 0-18 to 1-10. The last major game against the 'Fort was in the Northern Junior final in 2000 which we won. Last Saturday's game was a dour affair with Danesfort taking an early grip on the scoreboard, thanks to a succession of very soft frees that Richie Hogan converted. A goal before half time sent Danesfort in to a three point lead. It took most of the second half to restore parity as James Stephens players lifted their game. the introduction of Eamon Sheehy and later Niall Tyrrell improved matters as the Village played a more direct style. A flurry of points from Ger Flood, David Walton and Eoin Larkin put a five point gap between the sides. Next game will be against Rower-Inistioge on either 5/12 May. A serious improvement is needed if we are to defeat the All Ireland Intermediate champions.
2. It was like the 'old days' in the Village club on Saturday night as the team and mentors returned to the club for some liquid refreshments and the usual post mortem on the game. We need more of these nights and we urge our members and friends to use the facility as often as possible. It is an excellent venue for any celebrations. Indeed we have several parties booked into the lounge over the next month.
3. Well done to our Juniors who made a great start to their championship season with a 1-14 to 0-11 win over old rivals Ballyhale Shamrocks in Ballyhale on Sunday evening. David Hennessy, Ben Lahart, Ger Flood and Jack McGrath turned out again after their exertions in the senior match 24 hours earlier. An inspired move by the selectors as they brought on Ian Hayes with immediate results. With his first touch, he scored a goal and shortly after added a point which helped build a four point lead and eventual victory. Well done to manager Jimmy O'Brien and his co-selectors, Brendan Lee, John McGrath, Paddy Neary and Denis Carney.
4.Best of luck to the senior footballers in the county quarter final against Railyard in Muckalee on Friday evening at 6.30pm.
5. The minor hurlers bounced back from a first round defeat to earn a draw with county champions Rower-Inistioge in the Duggan Steel Minor hurling league. The B team fought hard against Harps in Roinn B before losing 2-9 to 2-4.
6. For anybody curious about fixture congestion, the club will play 11 games between 15 -22 April. Spare a thought for Secretary Seamus Daly who has the unenviable job of sorting out fixtures crises almost on a weekly basis.
5. Dan Cody, Richie Manogue and their team are busy working on the club Golf Classic which will take place as usual in Kilkenny Golf Club on 3/4 July. It has proved to be one of the most enduring and high quality events on the classic calendar. Team entry is €200 per team of 4. Entries to any committee member.
6. For all fixtures and results tracking you should check out www.kilkennygaa.ie In our digital age, all fixture notifications are made through this excellent
up to date service.
7. The WEEKLY LOTTO results are detailed in our Lotto section on this website. thanks to all of our subscribers, our Lotto is thriving and is a mainstay of the hurling club activities. Many thanks to our Lotto sellers who do great work every week.