Ballinkillen player Ciarán Whelan is pictured here with GAA President Liam O'Neill.
This excellent young hurler was chosen to represent Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Ceatharlach in the All-Ireland Mini Sevens games in Croke Park during the recent hurling final. Not only did he meet with the GAA President but he was also one of the lucky ones chosen to form a guard of honour for the Galway and Kilkenny teams. He was also presented with an entire Kilkenny kit. Ciarán did his native Ballinkillen and county proud.