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Following the black and amber across Kilkenny city and county

Catch up on our tour and more

Kilkenny’s already secured AIl Ireland wins for Under 20 hurling and Junior Football and hopes are high of adding senior hurling’s Liam MacCarthy to that this weekend.

We’re out and about every day talking to the fans, seeing the black and amber and generally enjoying the build-up to Sunday.

We’ll be adding updates too to our three-times-daily Black and Amber bulletins as we go along and you can keep up with our regular news bulletins on air as well as our Scoreline Sport on air and online too.

Mayoral Banter

Things are heating up between the Mayors of Limerick and Kilkenny – check that out here

The Homecoming

Yesterday we revealed how both the Under 20 hurlers and Junior football All Ireland winners will be at next Monday’s Homecoming for the senior hurlers – this (Wednesday) afternoon further details have been confirmed with music from Drops of Green and The Kilkennys among the buildup there.

The team will leave Kilkenny Castle at 7pm on an open-top bus which will travel via Rose Inn Street, John’s Bridge, John Street, the Hebron Road, O’Loughlin Road and into UMPC Nowlan Park where they’re due on stage at about 7:30pm.If you’re attending, you’re asked to be there early and follow directions of the stewards.

All public carparks in Kilkenny City will be open and free of charge for the event from 4pm on the day. Pay parking will also be available in MacDonagh Junction private carpark which will be open up to 9.30 p.m.

Fundraisers

Gowran Park hosted a golf classic on Tuesday in aid of the Kilkenny senior hurling team and about 60 teams turned out.  (Hear some of those in our tour listings below).

Ned Quinn watches the golf classic action at Gowran Park

Wednesday’s Corporate Night at Langton’s is sold out.

Added to those the Supporters Club is selling official merchandise and also membership for individuals and businesses (more on that here) and you might also be interested in Fun4KK22, a new initiative that’s been rolled out by the county board – you can sign up here

The Tour

John Keane is presenting his show from Cúl Camps this week in various parts of the county – tune in from 12midday for that.

While Edwina Grace has been on a tour of her own for The Way It Is with Sue Nunn.

The segment ran between 5:30pm & 6pm each day – if you missed it you can listen back below.

Friday’s instalments included visits to Ossory Park in Kilkenny City, Ballyhale, Freshford and Ballyragget:

Thursday brought us people in Glenmore, Slieverue, Johnstown and at Philip Ireland Tyres Ltd at Cillin Hill in Kilkenny:

We had some fun on Wednesday hearing from Thomastown and residents of city estates Newpark Close and De La Salle Place:

On Tuesday we heard from Castlecomer, Clara and also from some of those at Gowran Park who were participating in the golf classic – listen to them here:

Also we caught up with Chair of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Pat Fitzpatrick:

The Butts in the heart of the city was a first stop on Monday and we heard too from John Lockes, Callan fan John Donovan:

Colours of the County

Thomastown

Castlecomer:

Clara:

Ballyhale:

Kilkenny City:

The Butts, Kilkenny

De La Salle Place, Kilkenny

Newpark Close, Kilkenny

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