Cats coming to spread the gospel in Avondale
HURLING fans would do well to get themselves along to Avondale GAA Club this Saturday for an event that promises to be entertaining and enlightening.
Three of the finest players to ever don the Kilkenny jersey will be arriving at the club at 3pm to watch the challenge game between the home side and the men of St Pat’s before retiring to the newly renovated clubhouse for a question and answer session with their fellow county man and Barndarrig legend Brian Walsh.
Richie Power, Brian Hogan and Eoin Larkin are the three Cats who will be making the trip to Avondale GAA club and the club have an afternoon planned that will have events and treats to suit all ages.
Following the Avondale v St Pat’s hurling match all children present will get the chance to meet the Kilkenny men who amassed an eye-watering 24 All-Ireland medals between them in their hugely impressive careers.
Once they are finished signing autographs, shirts, foreheads and whatever else, the three hurlers will retire to the function room where a healthy and entertaining discussion is likely to unfold as the Barndarrig Bruiser puts the hard questions to the Cats about life at the very summit of the game and much more besides.
Entry to the hurling game and the event outdoors is completely free and there is a charge of €10 into the Q&A which is sure to be popular among hurling fans all across the county of Wicklow.
There will be a barbeque, icecream van and other treats outdoors on the day while later on there will be a draw for spot prizes with the jewel of the crown being a hurl signed by every single member of the 2014 Kilkenny panel.
Kilkenny’s Richie Power celebrates with his son Rory after the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Championship final replay with Tipperary.
Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin in action against Tipperary.