Mullinavat Footballers to the Fore


February Newsletter

​Here is the latest newsletter from th G.A.A.:

13786 GAA Newsletter Feb.pdf

Medal Presentation for Footballers and Under 19's

Mullinavat GAA Senior Football County Medals & U19 Medal Presentation.
Venue Rod Iron Bar
Date Saturday 2nd February,2019
Time 8.30pm

Players player of the year in hurling & football will also be announced on the night.
Finger food
All welcome, the more the merrier!

Bord na nÓg AGM

​ the Bord na nÓg AGM will be held tomorrow night Friday 11th January in the Club Rooms at 8.00pm. We hope to see a bg crowd and would like to extend a welcome to all parents. We would especially like to welcome new parents who may not have any knowledge of the workings of the juvenile section of the club.

New faces at the top table

​The A.G.M. of the club was held on Friday 1st December and there were a number of positions up for grabs. The meeting elected Michael Law as chairman and Tom Duggan as secretary for the coming year. For the Bord na nÓg club, Willie Kelly takes over as chairman while Elaine Kenneally is the new secretary. We wish them all well in their new roles.

New management team for senior hurlers

​The management team for the senior hurlers for 2019 has been finalised. Paddy Mullally will be manager and his selectors are Tony Duggan and Derek Dungan. Ciarán Boyle is the strengh and conditioning coach. We wish the new team every succeths in the coming year.

Draw for senior quarter finals

​The draw was made for the senior quater finals and it sees Mullinavat v Bennetsbridge

Shamrocks v Dicksboro

Clara v O'Loughlin Gaels

James Stephens v  Carrickshock/Erins Own

Championship Hurling:  Do or Die Time

​championship is upon us, after a long year in terms of the gap between games, to the rush towards fitting in the last couple of fixtures, we are finally here. After a mixed league campaign, with seven points we only managed 3rd place in the end. A place in the first round is our reward and a clash with Rower/Inistioge awaits us on Sunday. Thomastown is the venue and throw in is at 2.45.  There hasn't been much between the two sides in recent clashes and Sunday's game should be a keenly contested one. 

Seniors on a retrieving mission

5.00 KSHL Round 5 September 8th, 2018
Mullinavat v St Patrick’s Ballyraggett at Callan.

This Saturday it’s the final round of the St. Canice's Credit Union SH league v St Patrick’s, Ballyraggett,
Following our heavy loss last time out v Dicksboro GAA, a victory is now required to get us to either the league or shield final, and more importantly a direct spot in the Official Kilkenny GAA knock out championship quarter finals.
This contest brings back memories of the county intermediate final of 2014, when we regained our senior status with a hard earned 0-17 to 0-14 victory against the Ballyraggett men.
St Patrick’s regrouped and are now back in the senior grade themselves after their 2017 Intermediate win over Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club 1-19 to 2-10.

We expect a good battle with Ballyraggett on Saturday evening next at Callan (5pm). Once again the club would encourage as many supporters as possible to attend and support the lads.

Juniors advance to semi final

​Mullinavat Juniors advanced to the semi final of the championship with a good victory over Fenians in Mullinavat last night. Mullinavat led all the way  after Bill Dempsey scored a brilliant goal in the seventh minute. The full forward line of Bill Dempsey, Michael Murphy and Jack Walsh were proving a handful for the Johnstown defence and Mullinavat led by four points at the break. Despiter losing centtre back Brian Phelan to injury early in the second half, the home side kept up the pressure and in the end were conmfortable winners. They will now meet either Graigue Ballycallan or O'Loughlins in the semi final.

Mullinavat V Clara : St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL Round 3

St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL Round 3 
Sat 18th August, 2018 4.30pm at Inistioge.
Mullinavat v Clara Gaa Club Kilkenny

Mullinavat go into this Round 3 game with victories against James Stephens and Carrickshock already recorded.
Our opposition, Clara Gaa Club Kilkenny, have had losses to St Patrick’s and Dicksboro to date, and will surely be targeting a victory on Saturday evening next. 
There has been several major meetings between our two clubs in recent times.
Mullinavat recorded a win in the 2006 Intermediate Final on a score of Mullinavat 1-21 to Clara 2-11.

More recently in the 2015 County SHC semi-final a Mullinavat outfit, somewhat overawed by the occasion, were well beaten 1-23 to 0-24.

Clara went on to win that years county title by beating O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, Kilkenny, Ireland .In the previous two years they had also appeared in county SHC finals. In 2013 they beat Carrickshock, and in 2014 they lost the final to Ballyhale Shamrocks. Several of these players are still involved with this Clara outfit.
The most recent meeting was on 9th July, 2016 where Mullinavat won by a point 0-18 to 1-14. It may well be equally close next Saturday evening. The club had very good support at Piltown GAA Club last weekend and would like as many followers as possible to turn up in Inistioge and support the lads.

Good win for Mullinavat Juniors

​Mullinavat Junior Hurlers faced down a difficult task when they travelled to neighbbours Tullogher Rosbercon in the first round of the Junior B championship. When the sides met earlier in the league it was Tullogher who came out on top but this time round there was more steel in the 'Vat  boys and they ran out convincing winners . At half time there was only a point separating the sides but a strong second half display saw Mullinavat through.They now advance to the quarter final where they will meet The Fenians from Johnstown. This game has been fixed for Tuesday next 21st August  in Mullinavat. Throw in time is 7.00 pm

All set for busy week

​After a long spell, almost four months, the club senior hurling league resumes on Sunday. Piltown is the venue for the long awaited clash with neighbours Carrickshock. Both sides will be desparate for the points and the action is sure to be keenly contested. Throw in is a  2.00 and Michael O Sullivan is the referee. Two days later the junior team play the first round of the championship when they travel to Tullogher to play the locals there. Tullogher came out on top when the sides met in the league so Mullinavat will be hoping for a better outcome this time round. 

Juniors grind out a win in Callan

​Mullinavat Junior team had to pull out all the stops to overcome a determined John Lockes team in Callan on Friday night. The match was played in terrible conditions with heavy rain making it difficult for all the players. Scores were at a premium but in the end the boys took the points and it was a good honest performance from everyone who took part. they now await the visit of St. Martins for the final league game .

Kilkenny G.A.A. confirm senior league fixtures

​After the best summer weather in 40 years which saw not a single senior, intermediate or junior match played the action is finally set to resume on the weekend of August 11/12.

Mullinavat will resume league action with a game against Carrickshock which has been fixed for Sunday 12th August at 2 pm in Piltown.

The schedules
Senior - Round 1, Round 2 was played as the opening series of matches (weekend August 12); Round 3 (w’end August 19); Round 4 (w’end September 2); Round 5 (w’end September 9); first round knock-out (w’end September 23); quarter-finals (w’end September 30); semi-finals (w’end October 14).

Hurlers Co-op Draw Launch

The Hurlers Co-op draw was launched at the April meeting of the County Board by former Kilkenny Hurler Eddie Keher.   The draw which is entering its thirty seventh year provides all Clubs and the County Board with a valuable income stream year-on-year.   This year the prize fund is almost €110,000 which will be returned to support the facilities and development programs within the county.   The cost per ticket is €50 which equates to €10 per draw, this provides excellent value for money to the customer.   Over the past ten years a total of €4.5million has been gathered in income, over half has been returned to clubs.   Please ensure your club has a plan in place to sell the Hurlers Co-op draw tickets, ensuring a maximum return with no risk to the club, over the next few weeks.

Coaching and Games: Information Update

Foundation Coaching Courses :

(1)  Practical session for those who attended the Tullogher/Rosbercon  GAA and Kilmacow GAA (Theory session) goes ahead THIS Saturday 10th March at 10.00am in Tullogher/Rosbercon GAA.

 All participants to wear tracksuit, bring a hurl and wet gear if required.

(2)  O’Loughlin/Gaels GAA (Theory session) takes place Wednesday 14th March at 7.30pm.

(3)  Thomastown GAA- (Theory session) takes place on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm in Thomastown Hall.

(4)  Practical session for Coaches who attended CLARA GAA/O’LOUGHLIN/GAELS GAA and CONAHY SHAMROCKS  GAA   goes ahead Saturday 24th March at 9.30am sharp in O’Loughlin/Gaels GAA.

(5)  Nowlan Park takes place Saturday 7th April at 10.00am


Award One /YPD Course :

North Kilkenny :

The second session of  North Kilkenny Award 1 / YPD, for all club coaches at U15/17/19 age Levels goes ahead  Monday 12th March 7.30pm Presentation Secondary Loughboy.

South  Kilkenny :

The second session of  South Kilkenny Award 1 / YPD, for all club coaches at U15/17/19 age Levels goes ahead  Monday 9th April 7.30pm in Blacks/Whites GAA.


Post Primary Schools – Equipment Grant Presentation

The Kilkenny GAA/Kilkenny Supporters Club Annual Post Primary Schools Equipment night takes place on Thursday 15th March at 7.30pm in Nowlan Park


Club Planning Workshops – Turas Programme

Each clubs (a) Juvenile Chairperson, (b) Juvenile Secretary and (c) Coaching Officer (d) Any Underage Coaches are invited to attend.

Topics on the night will include :

(1) Go Games Activities for the 2018 season

(2) Role of the Coaching Officer

(3) The Leinster GAA Turas Programme for club coaches

(4) The uses of the Player Development App – “The Hurler”

 South Kilkenny "Rising Sun" Mullinavat Tuesday 20th March at 7.30pm  

 North Kilkenny, Aras O'Cerbhaill, Nowlan Park, Monday 26th March at 7.30pm


Feile na Ngael  Skill Challenges – County Final

Takes place GOOD FRIDAY 30th March at 10.00am in MW Hire TC Dunmore. We expect each club to hold an internal Club Feile Skill Final and have a representative, togged out with their club jersey, there for Registration at 9.40am and ready for County Final Day.


Age Grade Specific Coaching Workshops;

Takes place Easter Saturday 31st  March in MW Hire TC Dunmore.


U7/9 Coaches :

9.00am to 10.15pm


U11/U13 Coaches :

10.30am to 11.45am 


U-15/U17/U19 Coaches :

12.00pm to 1.15pm 


Open to all Club/Primary School/ Post Primary School/ Development Squad Coaches

Good Start for Senior Footballers

​Mullinavat senior footballers made a good start to the senior league when they defeated James Stephens on Saturday last. This means that they now have two victories having received a walkover from Glenmore the previous week. Next up is Kilmoganny on Sunday next at 2 pm.

Proud Day for Mullinavat G.A.A.

​Yesterday in Freshford was a proud and historic day for Mullinavat G.A.A. as we had four players lining out for Kilkenny in the Walsh Cup against Kildare. Simon Aylward, Mark Mansfield and John Walsh started and they were joined after half time by Ger Malone to be part of an easy victory in the 2nd round of the Walsh Cup. We are indeed very proud of our players and we hope to see the 5th Mullinavat member of the senior panel, Tom Aylward recover from injury soon and be given a chance to play with the county team. Congratulations to all our players.

Last Man Standing Final Result

​Last Man Standing Update: So after 12-weeks we have a winner(s) in our Last Man (Woman) Standing Competition. With just 4 going into Week 12, Pat Treacy (Southampton) and Gary Law (Brighton) were knocked out leaving just Martin O'Brien and Sinead Falconer to go through to Week 13. With both fearful of being knocked out they have both agreed to split the €500 pot with each winning €250 each. Well done to both and thanks to everyone who entered and supported the competition.

A.G.M. Time

​The annual general meeting of the club will be held on Friday Jan.12th at 8pm in the club rooms. All welcome. Nominations or motions to be submitted to the club secretary by Wed. Jan. 10th.

Under 21’s face stiff test in Inistioge

​our under 21 hurlers have a big task on their hands next Saturday when they travel to Inistioge in the First round of the Southern Roinn A championship. They have been preparing for this game by playing a number of challenge matches against Kilmacow and Mooncoin . Throw in is at 2.30 on Saturday.

Minors Head for Nowlan Park, Footballers head to Offaly

​Next Sunday is a busy one for Mullinavat supporters as they will have two teams on duty in championship action around the same time. The minors will proudly take to the field in Nowlan Park in the Roinn B hurling final. This game is the curtain raiser for the Intermediate Final and we wish the whole panel and their mentors every success. Two hours up the road our senior footballers are in action in the 1st round of the AIB Leinster Club IFC when they take on Durrow of Offaly. There are some seats available on the bus, contact Billy Walsh or Michael Aylward

Replay set for Callan on Saturday

Following an unprecedented three draws out of the four quarter finals in the St Canices Credit Union SHC at the weekend the scene is now set for a huge day of senior club action next Saturday. First up will be the clash of Ballyhale Shamrocks and Clara in Thomastown at 12.30pm. Then it will be on to Callan when Dicksboro and Mullinavat open the double header programme at 2.30. This will be followed at 4.15pm by the meeting of Carrickshock and James Stephens. The minor match between Mullinavat and Kilmacow has had to be moved to Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in Mooncoin

Mullinavat Senior Footballers claim 2nd title

Mullinavat ran out deserving winners in the 125th Kilkenny Football Final sponsored by J J Kavanagh and Sons. The game was played in ideal conditions in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening. Free flowing Mullinavat built up an 11 point lead by half time (2-6 to 0-1) but, like true champions, the Railyard roared back in the 3rd quarter and reduced the lead to just 3 points mid way through the half. Mullinavat steadied the ship however and a John Walsh goal 10 minutes from time proved decisive.Mullinavat will be away to the Offaly Senior B champions in the AIB Leinster Club Intermediate championship on October 21st.

Minors make good start to championship

​Mullinavat 5-16         Fenians 1-14

Mullinavat minors made the long trip to Jenkinstown this evening to take on Fenians in the first round of the Roinn b minor championship. The opening quarter was even with both sides shooting 4 points each. in the 17th minute Fenians scored a goal which was quickly cancelled out by Oisín Knox who beat off 3 defenders before scoring the first of his five goals. Oisín was a real handful for the Fenians defence throughout the match and proved to be a great target man for the Mullinavat attack. By half time Mullinavat led by 3-9 to 1-6. Fenians came out strongly after half time and landed some nice points. They were unable to get the goal they needed thanks to strong defending by the Mullinavat defence which was superbly marshalled by Jack Byrne Doyle with strong supprt from Michael Walsh and Ian Mansfield . Meanwhile at the other end of the field, Oisín Knox continued to torment the Fenians defence and despite trying a number of different markers, they were unable to contain him . Mullinavat grew in confidence and Bill Dempsey, Robin Davis and Luke Byrne Doyle added to the score line to enable Mullinavat to run out convincing winners in the end.

Mullinavat: Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Walsh, Sean Brennan, Declan Duggan, James Brennan, Jack Byrne Doyle, Ian Mansfield, Jake Morrissey, Owen Maher, Jack Walsh, Bill Dempsey, Robin Davis, Mark McNamara, Oisín Knox,  Luke Byrne Doyle.

Subs: Aaron Tynan, Stephen Law, 

Draws for Senior Quarter Finals

​Following last weekend's 1st round games, the draws for the senior quarter finals have been made. Mullinavat have drawn the form team of this year by coming out against Dicksboro. The city side went through the league unbeaten and last weekend they claimed the league title with a one point victory against O' Loughlin Gaels. Dcksboro are the toughest opponents we could have drawn but having come through a tough first round against Bennetsbridge, no doubt our lads will relish the chance to go head to head with the city side. The game will be played on the weekend of the 30th Sept. Time and venue to be announced

Kilkenny Under 21's face Limerick in All Ireland Final

Mullinavat's John Walsh set to start in All Ireland Final

Kilkenny take on Munster Champions Limerick in this year's Bord Gais Energy All Ireland under 21 Hurling Final in Semple Stadium this Saturday. Limerick have been very impressive in all their outings with high scoring wins over Tipperary, Clare, Cork and Galway on route to the final. Kilkenny had wins over Dublin, Westmeath, Wexford and Derry. It is Kilkenny's first appearance in a final since 2012.

Kilkenny U21 Team v Limerick

1Darren BrennanSt Lachtains
2Michael CodyDunnamaggin
3Conor DelaneyErin's Own
4Niall Mc MahonErins Own
5Huw LawlorO'Loughlin Gaels
6Jason CleereBennettsbridge
7Tommy WalshTullaroan
8Luke ScanlonJames Stephens
9Richie LeahyRower Inistioge
10John WalshMullinavat
11John DonnellyThomastown
12Sean MorrisseyBennettsbridge
13Shane WalshTullaroan
14Liam BlanchfieldBennettsbridge
15Billy RyanGraigue Ballycallan
16Alan MurphyGlenmore
17James BurkeThomastown
18Darren MullenBallyhale Shamrocks
19Aidan NolanDicksboro
20Pat Lyng(Captain)Rower Inistioge
21Martin KeoghanTullaroan
22Eoin KennySlieverue
23Conor O'CarrollLisdowney
24James Bergin      Conahy Shamrocks
Local Championship Programme

Following the final round in the senior and intermediate leagues in the past week the way is now clear for the knockout stages of the local club championships. Here are the provisional dates which have been arranged based on Kilkenny's involvement in the under 21 and camogie All Ireland Finals and the opening rounds of the Leinster AIB Club championships.:

WeekendSeniorIntermediateJuniorJuniorLeinster Club 
    Attached Championships
2-3 Sept  League FinalRound 2 
9-10 Sept   Semi-Finals 
16-17 SeptRound 1Round 1Round 1Final 
23 - 24 Sept Quarter-FinalsQuarter-Finals  
30 Sep- 1 OctQuarter-Finals Semi-Finals  
7 - 8 Oct Semi-Finals  JFC/Conahy Shamrocks
14 - 15 OctSemi-Finals Final  
21 - 22 Oct Final  IFC/Mullinavat
     JHC Quarter-Final
28 - 29 OctFinal    
4 - 5 Nov    SHC Quarter-Final
     IHC Quarter-Final
Note:  Under 21 All Ireland Final Saturday 9th Sept - All Ireland Camogie Final Sunday 10th22/09/2017
Revised club Championship Fixtures

Following a meeting of the CCC the following are the dates for the remaining rounds of the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Hurling Leagues.

Senior and Intermediate :    
  • Round 4 -    Weekend of 11th/12th/13th August
  • Round 5 -       Tuesday 22nd / Wednesday 23rd August (if either the Kilkenny minor team or Under  21 team  qualifies for the All Ireland Final. If neither the minor team nor Under 21 team  qualifies for the All Ireland final Round 5 will be the weekend of the 26th/27th August)
Mullinavat players to the fore in  Football Victory

​Mullinavat supplied no less than seven players to the county senior panel for the recent football tournament in Britain. Their hard work paid off when the team claimed the British championship following victory over Warwickshire in Birmingham. Kilkenny now go on to meet Leinster champions Meath in the All Ireland Junior Semi Final. The seven players who played were Michael Malone, James Culleton, Ger Malone, Ian Duggan, Joe Fennelly, Tom Aylward and Mikey Jones.

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