O’Loughlin Gaels Mark Bergin says their experience of Croke Park is important ahead of this weekend’s AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Club Championship Final.
The Kilkenny and Leinster champions face St Thomas’s of Galway in the decider this Sunday at one thirty.
Bergin says their experience of the venue could be an important factor.
You can get up for the match this Friday night as the lads from the Kilkenny Hurling Podcast Robbie and Eddie will be doing a full preview show from 7-9.
We will be hearing from the likes of Mick Nolan Last manager to bring O’Loughlin Gaels to an All Ireland final, Kevin McDonald (Mount Leinster Rangers and Carlow player. Played against OLG in the first round of the Leinster championship to name a few along with members of the panel and management team.
SETU Carlow faced a narrow defeat against DCU in the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup, with a final score of 1-14 to 2-8.
This marks the second consecutive loss for the football team in the competition.
On a positive note, the SETU hurlers are set to kick off their campaign in the Fitzgibbon Cup tonight. Enjoying home-field advantage, they will welcome the University of Galway for a 6 o’clock throw-in
Andrew Omobamidele scored on his senior debut for Nottingham Forest last night.
The 21 year old Leixlip native scored the opener in Forest’s 3-2 extra time win over League One side Blackpool – they’ll go to Bristol City in Round Four.
Omobamidele’s fellow Republic of Ireland international Adam Idah (EE-DAH) scored a penalty for Norwich in their 3-1 win away to Bristol Rovers – that sets up a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.
Everton put a difficult week behind them last night as they advanced to the fourth round.
The Toffees defeated Crystal Palace 1-0, to set up a tie with Luton Town.
It was their first game since receiving a second Premier League charge for breaking financial rules. Boss Sean Dyche says it hasn’t been easy.
Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is set to be confirmed as head coach of Australia in the coming days.
The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting that Kiwi Schmidt is in line to replace Eddie Jones with the Wallabies.
David Nucifora will be returning to Australia in an advisory capacity.
He worked with Schmidt at the IRFU.
Schmidt coached Ireland between 2013 and 2019, winning three Six Nations Championships and the Grand Slam.
Teenage sensation Luke Littler plays in his first televised tournament since reaching the final of the World Championships this afternoon.
The 16-year old is in the field for the Bahrain Masters.
The Irish women’s team will clinch their spot at this year’s Olympic Games in Paris if they beat Spain in their qualifier today.
Play gets underway at 11.30 Irish time.
The men’s team are also one victory away from securing a place at the Olympics. They face Spain tomorrow.