The campus at Kilkenny College and the Kilkenny city area are safe for Kilkenny College to re-open for Boarding students to return tonight and Day Pupils and Boarders to return tomorrow morning. It is expected that Monday 5th March will run as a normal school day.
The following Buses will run for Boarders tonight at the normal times, unless shown otherwise:
The Red Cow Inn Bus
The Clonmel / Callan Bus
The Birr / Roscrea Bus (PLEASE NOTE: LEAVING BIRR AT 6.00PM).
The Kilcullen Bus
The following Buses are unable to run tonight:
The Edenderry Bus
The Gorey Bus
The New Ross / Wexford Bus
It is hoped that these buses may run tomorrow night (Monday 5th March), but this is subject to further thawing in theses areas.
If you are travelling from an area still affected by snow / ice, please sure it is safe to travel before setting out. It is hoped that the weather situation will regularise as soon as possible for all families within the Kilkenny College community.
Elizabeth Nicholson, President KCK/CSC PPU Association invites ALL Past Pupils, Partners and Friends, and in particular past pupils of years ending in “8” e.g. 2008, 1998, 1988, 1978, 1968 and 1958 to the annual Past Pupils Lunch being held in The Lyrath Hotel.
For those who wish to attend morning service in St Canice's Cathedral, Morning service is at 11.30am, following on to the Hotel for pre lunch reception.
Should you wish to only attend the lunch please note:
12.30 pm Pre-Lunch Reception for 1.30pm Lunch
Why not arrange to book or share a table and meet up with old friends?
Kilkenny College were victorious in the South East cup final on Wednesday 24th January, after an absorbing hour of hockey. The action was keenly constested between both sets of players, in front of a good size crowd and beneath striking sunshine in Kilkenny College.
Within fifteen minutes, both teams had scored, Loreto taking the lead from a corner rebound which fell to Ruth Gardiner. The Naas player calmly reversed beneath the covering defenders. Soon after however, Kilkenny College had replied through a corner of their own - once again a rebound derailing the defensive effort. Both teams settled into a rhythm thereafter, a stalemate at half time - with an even corner count.
Restarting with renewed intensity, Kilkenny College gained momentum early on in the second half, and a series of corners provided chances which again were kept out by diligent defending. Ten minutes on however, and Kilkenny College nudged ahead through Elva Kerr - a poachers finish owing largely to the inspiration of Sophie Thomas. Loreto Kilkenny immediately replied with a quick counter attack yielding a short corner opportunity. The clever routine was only kept out by an outstanding pawed save from Ellie McGloughlin.
As the game grew on, more chances appeared for both attacks, and Kilkenny College took full advantage of this. Their own corner routine now providing two efficient strikes from Hilary Balding and Yasmin Pratt. Loreto would not be disheartened, and continued to create chances - via corners and open play, but Kilkenny College eventually prevailed.
Both teams can be immensely proud of the spectacle and the skill that was on show throughout. Players such as Charlotte Cope, Sophie Thomas, Grace Donald, Yazmin Pratt and Hilary Balding were prominent for the winners, whilst in Loreto colours Lainey Gilsenan, Hannah and Rachel Kelly and Ruth Gardiner contributed hugely to the contest.