On the hurling front, Kilkenny is bound for Croke Park this weekend to take on Henry Shefflin’s Galway.
The sides met already this season in the round-robin stage, playing out a gripping draw in UPMC Nowlan Park at the end of April.
While Kilkenny has injury concerns and look to be without the services of Adrian Mullen on Sunday at the very least, eight-time All-Ireland winner Aidan ‘Taggy’ Fogarty reckons there’s a bit more pressure on Shefflin coming into the game.
Kilkenny begins the defense of their All-Ireland senior camogie title this weekend with the visit of Wexford to UPMC Nowlan Park.
The championship is already underway with early favorites Galway taking a big win over last year’s beaten finalists Cork this past Saturday.
A month on from Kilkenny lifting the Leinster title, manager Brian Dowling says his side has been put through their paces in anticipation of their first big game of the summer.
Carlow GAA has announced that the Senior Football League Division One Final between Eire Óg and Tinryland, due to be played today evening, has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.
Keeping with Carlow and Mikey Bambrick has been named by the GAA’s Tailteann Cup Team of the Week after scoring against Longford last weekend.
Tributes have been pouring in for former Cork GAA star Teddy McCarthy, who has died suddenly. He was in his late 50s.
McCarthy remains the only player in history to win All-Ireland senior hurling and football titles in the same year – a feat he achieved in 1990. He was also named Footballer of the Year in 1989.
Elsewhere, David Power has stepped down as manager of the Tipperary senior footballers.
He guided them to the Munster crown in 2020.
The Gaynor Cup continues today in Limerick.
Kilkenny are out in the quarter-finals of the Bowl where they take on Cork at 3 o’clock. Carlow meanwhile has a five o’clock kick-off in the Cup against Galway.
West Ham and Fiorentina are both hoping to win their first piece of European silverware since the 1960s tonight.
They meet in Prague in the final of the Conference League from 8 pm.
Rory McIlroy will speak to the media ahead of the Canadian Open today and the briefing will be dominated by the surprise news of a merger between the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia.
The golfing bodies have come under one umbrella and litigation will end between the parties following defections of players to the breakaway LIV Tour – which was Saudi PIF backed.
McIlroy was the key public voice supporting the PGA Tour against LIV – but the new entity will be funded by the PIF.
Many PGA Tour players turned down offers in the millions to join LIV – while others that defected and cashed in may now be allowed back into the fold.
Sports Star Award
The nominations are open for the May round of the David Buggy Motors Kilkenny Sport Star Awards.
If you know an individual, team or club who should be recognized for their efforts on or off the field of sport across the month of May, then we want to hear from you this week.
You can cast your nomination on our sports website, scoreline.ie before midnight this Saturday.
See also: Nominations open for May’s David Buggy Motors Kilkenny Sport Star Award