Horse Racing

Gowran Park Racecourse
This is the ideal venue for those in search of National Hunt and steeplechases of top calibre. Gowran Park offers four stands, bars, restaurant, tote betting and Corporate dining facilities.  The Gowran Park Racing Club has its own member’s bar and a balcony on the first floor of the grandstand. 
Location:  Mill Rd, Gowran, Co Kilkenny Telephone: 056 7726225


Kilkenny Ladies Hockey Club
Season runs from late August to April. Training Tuesday and Thursday, 7.30pm.
Contact:  Jenny Wallace Telephone: 086 8533104
Location:  Kilkenny College, Castlecomer Rd, Kilkenny
Kilkenny Men's Hockey Club
Season runs from late August to April. Training on Fridays. Matches played on Saturdays.  Sunday mornings for children.
Contact:  Donal Cadogan Telephone: 056 7765690


Handball Clubs
Handball is played year round. Irish courts are used during the summer (May to September) and the American courts during the winter (October to April).
There are 2 City clubs:
O'Loughlin Gaels
Contact:  Con Moore Telephone: 086 6055905
Location:  Hebron Rd, Kilkenny
Talbot's Inch
Contact:  Seamus Reid  Telephone: 056 7722516

Gyms, Fitness and Leisure Centres

The following are private clubs, some offer facilities and classes to non-members.
Ladies only gym – 30 minute workout. Opening hours Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Location:  Newman House, New St, Kilkenny (Behind the Club House Hotel)
Telephone: 056 7795300
Hotel Kilkenny Active Club

Greyhoudn Racing

Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium
Meetings held every Wednesday and Friday at 8pm and some Sundays. Bar and café. Parties welcome.
Location:  St James Park, Freshford Rd, Kilkenny 
Telephone: 056 7721214 / 056 7721219
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Gaelic Football

Kilkenny Ladies Gaelic Football
There are currently 11 adult  Ladies Gaelic Football clubs in Co Kilkenny, and a number of these clubs have juvenile sections for under 12’s and under 14’s. The Club season within the county is from March until September.
Contact:  Noelle Curran, Ladies Football PRO 
Telephone: 087 6405403


Belline Equestrian Centre
Tuition for beginners to competition level in groups or private sessions. Indoor and outdoor arena and cross country course. Livery available on request.
Location:  Piltown, Co Kilkenny Telephone: 087 2276669
Kilkenny Top Flight Equestrian Centre
Facilities include an all weather outdoor arena, an indoor arena, café


Cycling Trails
Three cycle trails are being developed by Trail Kilkenny.


Bagenalstown Cricket Club
Open from April to September.  Practice on Thursday nights at 6.30pm.  Childrens cricket on Saturday mornings.  League matches weekly.
Contact:  Ray Stapleton Telephone: 086 8054050
Location:  McGrath Park, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow


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