Kilkenny & District League honorary secretary joined Full Time earlier this week to break down the fixtures for local sides, with a particular eye on Kilkenny clubs. The KDL will see the likes of Evergreen, Thomastown, newly-promoted St. Canice’s, Fort Rangers and more hit the road on Sunday week in the hope of contesting this season’s final.
“There are so many teams in it that this competition will go all the way through to the spring”, Mullins told Full Time this week. “We’ll play one to two rounds per month, with the finals around Easter.”
“It’s great for local teams to compare themselves against outside opposition, to judge where that standard they’re at. In the Leinster junior cup, we have been successful over the years, Freebooters having won it on a number of occasions”, adds Mullins. Indeed, the city club have won the competition on no fewer than three occasions, including the last time the final was held in Kilkenny.
“All our teams always hold their own in the competition and it’s a great competition for local teams to see what level they’re at.”
All first-round games for Kilkenny and Carlow clubs will take place on Sunday 18 September and you’ll be able to follow the updates on Scoreline on the day and online here at Scoreline.ie.
Let’s remind ourselves of some of that Freebooters magic with a look back to Newbridge in 1998…