It’s “game on” for the Kilkenny & District League from this weekend.
Domestic cames had been suspended at adult and schoolboys/underage level for the past fortnight due to the resignation of the previous league management committee. Clubs who had paid the affiliation and registration fees for provincial cups could continue to play, meaning the Leinster Senior Cup and FAI Junior Cup games could continue for Kilkenny clubs.
A meeting of club officials around the league was held on Monday night to elect an ad-hoc management committee which will remain in place to oversee the running of the league until at least 24 October.
Clubs now have the opportunity until Monday 3 October to nominate officers for positions on the league management committee which will continue through to the end of the current season.
Those appointed to interim roles include Peter Hennebry (chairperson, Evergreen), Louise Doyle (administrator, Highview Athletic), John Joe Campion (finance officer, Freshford Town), Bernie Egan (child welfare officer, Thomastown Utd), Tom Mullins (fixtures, Fort Rangers), Fran Egan (groundsman, Thomastown Utd), Jim Cashin (communications, Fort Rangers), Pat McAuley (Ormondevilla), Shane Daly (Evergreen), Caroline Barcoe (Bridge Utd) and Donie Butler (supervisory role on behalf of the trustees of the K&DL).
Following the league’s EGM on 24 October, it is still proposed to arrange a league-wide club meeting to discuss issues within the Kilkenny & District League itself.
Last night’s appointments mean that games can resume from this Friday beginning with the Under 10 schools boys leagues, continuing with a full programme of schoolboys and underage games on Saturday with a return to action for the Premier Division, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 and Pat Maher Shield this Sunday.