The Kilkenny and Carlow county champions’ were in Leinster football action on Saturday afternoon with mixed fortunes in the intermediate and junior grades for the teams involved.
Kilkenny champions Muckalee found their preliminary round venture into the Leinster junior championship to be surprisingly easy as they took on Westmeath champions Clann Gaels.
Utilising home advantage to the full extent, Muckalee’s recent good form continued as they cruised to a 2-15 to 0-04 victory.
They now await their opponents for next weekend’s quarter-final clash with a time and venue yet to be confirmed for their next encounter.
While there was joy for the Kilkenny outfit in the junior championship, a good season has come to an end for Carlow side St. Anne’s.
They took on their Laois rivals Ballyfin in what were tough conditions for both sides on Saturday.
However, it was the Laois champions who proved far too strong for their Carlow counterparts as they romped to victory against a spirited St. Anne’s side, 3-07 to 1-05.
Carlow senior champions Bennekerry-Tinryland also fell at the first hurdle in the intermediate championship when they took on Dublin champions Saint Sylvester’s in Malahide.
It wasn’t to be for the Carlow side as they lost out by 10 points, 1-16 to 0-09.