Mullinavat Footballers to the Fore


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.

Féile Week has Arrived

The eagerly awaited Féile week is upon us with hundreds of boys and girls from all over the country converging on Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford next Friday. Mullinavat G.A.A. club is proud to welcome St.Mary's Carrick -on -Shannon . We hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Summer Camps come to Mullinavat

​I​t's that time of the year again, time to book your place in the Cúl Camp in Mullinavat from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July. Places are booking up quickly so don't delay. Bookings may be made online at :https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/


Mullinavat Summer Festival Draws Near

Only 8 days to go... time for a little more info about our events on Sunday!!
Sunday 4th of June sees the festivities move to the GAA grounds where the theme ‘Matchday Mayhem’ will feature a 7 a side hurling tournament incorporating up to a dozen teams from many of the local businesses and GAA clubs from the surrounding parishes. Throw in is at 1pm. This event also gives a respectful and nostalgic nod to the fete hurling tournaments of the past.
Further food and drink vendors as well as ice-cream and treat stalls will be available while children’s activities and games will be provided to run off all the excess from all those tasty treats. While the children play, the adults can sit and enjoy some delicious Barbeque food while being entertained with more live Music from Pat Cooney. Admission is 5 euros per adult and children are free.

The Festival Weekend will culminate back in the Community Hall with a live performance by the Galway Rock Band ‘Big Generator’ supported by local band ‘Monkey Harris’. Again a fully licensed bar will be provided (strictly over 18’s). Admission is 15 euros and tickets are currently available from Centra Mullinavat or any committee member or through the Festivals Facebook page (doors open 7.30pm).

Cúl Camps come to Mullinavat

I​t's that time of the year again, time to book your place in the Cúl Camp in Mullinavat from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July. Places are booking up quickly so don't delay. Bookings may be made online at :https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/

Seniors bounce Back to Form

​After a disappointing performance in their opening league match , our senior team produced a stirring performance to earn a draw against county champions O'Loughlin Gaels in Hugginstown on Saturday. They were good value for a half time lead of 0-11 to 0-7 but it looked like they were destined for defeat when they trailed by four points with three minutes remaining. However , in a dramatic finish, Mark Mansfield forced the ball over the line and with time almost up, Ian Duggan  found John Walsh who pointed from a difficult angle to earn a valuable point.

 Club Golf Classic in New Ross

​It's that time of the year again

Mullinavat GAA Golf Classic
May Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May 2017
Entry: €200 for Team of 4 including 2-course meal
For Tee time, contact (083) 40581510 or (087) 9237573
GUI & Non GUI Competition
All welcome - club members & non members.

Now is the time to buy your club gear: O'Neills Sale now on

Calling all club members!

This month O'Neillls are giving all club members the chance to save with O’Neills. Take 17% off club shop merchandise between April 21st – April 25th.

Simply enter promocode 'CLUB17' at checkout! (t&cs apply)

Under 8's shine in Croke Park

Our under 8 team had a brilliant day out in Croke Park on Monday last. They played a game against Kildavin/Clonegal and had a fantastic time.

Under 16's off to a flyer

​Our under 16 team has made a great start to the league by winning their first three games. They are working hard under the management of Willie O Connor and Mark Mansfield.

Last Man Standing 2017

Our Last Man Standing competition is kicking off again on the 11th February, €10 entry and €500 prize money. Entries available from players and committee members. All support greatly appreciated.

Bord na nÓg A.G.M.

BNG Hurling meeting is Friday 10th February @ 8pm in Dressing Rooms.All welcome and any help with underage teams would be greatly appreciated.​

New Referees Needed

Kilkenny Referees  are currently recruiting new members and hope to run a training night  in next couple of weeks. If you are interested please contact Sean Breathnach on 086 3148370 or sean1breathnach@gmail.com. There are 8 clubs in Kilkenny who currently do not supply a referee for the huge programme of games on offer in Kilkenny. If you have finished playing why not consider putting something back into the game by becoming a referee.

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