The opening matches of the U16 Championship took place in Dunbrody on Tuesday 12th of October. The opposition for the first game was Dunbrody VS. The boys from Kilkenny started the strongest and had a good lead at half time 2-4 to 0-1. Dunbrody upped their performance and scored two goals in the opening of the 2nd half. The boys held on for a deserved victory, 3-5 to 2-1.The second match was against Enniscorthy VS who started the better. Some great goal keeping by Sean Thornton and defensive work by Lee Freyne kept the Suir siders within touching distance with a deficit of 4 points. Tremendous work rate from Aidan Carroll in the middle of the park mounted pressure on Enniscorthy. Aidan got his just reward with a well struck 21 yard free reaching the top corner of the goal. This gave the Kilkenny School the narrowest of leads with moments remaining. Enniscorthy VS had the last puck of the game with a free from midfield. Fortunately for the Kilkenny side it floated wide and they now progress to the Semi Final of the competition.