With TJ taking a well-deserved rest since the Club All Ireland final many wondered who would step into in shoes.
Well in his absence regarding free-taking, Billy Drennan has stepped up to the plate. He is scoring an incredibly impressive 1-52 of his 2-65 total from dead-ball situations. This has many begging the question, what happens when TJ returns?
Speaking to Scoreline eight-time All Ireland winner Aidan “Taggy” Fogarty believes the decision is still up in the air, with TJ’s experience in the Championship possibly being the deciding factor;
See also: Aidan Fogarty was full of praise for clinical Billy Drennan ahead of the league final
This Saturday at 4 pm on KCLR’s Scoreline, you can hear the full interview with former Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity.
The Kildare manager looks ahead to his side’s league final clash with Offaly on Sunday, gives his thoughts on Kilkenny’s hopes of winning a first piece of silverware when they take on Limerick in the Division 1 decider next month and he gives his opinion on the different styles of hurling in the modern game.
That’s this Saturday at 4 pm on KCLR.
See also : Dates and fixtures for the Carlow Bolger Cup and Shield have been released
Club hurling is back in Carlow tonight as the Bolger Cup & Shield gets underway
Burren Rangers and Carlow Town have the task of getting proceedings underway at quarter to seven
While the Cup throws in when Bagnelstown Gales meet Mount Leinster Rangers in McGrath Park from half seven
Around the country, a strong finish from Clare saw them salvage a 1-19 apiece draw with Limerick last night in the Munster under-20 hurling championship. Cork picked up their first win of the campaign with a 1-17 to 1-13 victory over Waterford.
Tyrone’s defence of their Ulster and All Ireland under-20 football titles ended at the first hurdle last night. They lost their Eirgrid Ulster quarter-final to Down on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-8 in Omagh.
Down will play Monaghan in next month’s semi-finals, with a first-half Stephen Mooney penalty proving the difference in a 1-11 to 13-point win over Cavan. Donegal needed penalties to beat Antrim in Ballybofey. They’ll play Derry in a fortnight after the Oakleafers comfortably saw off Fermanagh by 3-12 to 8-points.
There was lots of Kilkenny & Carlow interest in the women’s Premier division last night
Karen Duggan captained Peamount last night, as they lost to Shelbourne 4-1 in PRL Park
While Carlow midfielder Aoife Kelly came off the bench to help Shamrock Rovers to a 2-1 defeat of Wexford Youths
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have become the first managers to be inducted into the Premier League’s Hall of Fame.
Ferguson guided Manchester United to 13 titles, while Wenger won the competition on three occasions with Arsenal.
Another medal for Carlows Tommy Payne at the World masters athletic championships in Poland yesterday.
The Tinryland Athletics Club runner took bronze in the 10k road race
British boxer Anthony Joshua’s taken aim at the champions in the heavyweight division for failing to agree on a unification bout.
Talks between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk broke down last week.
Joshua – who’s fighting American Jermaine Franklin in London this weekend in his first match since losing to Usyk – says it’s “crazy” the belt holders failed to agree on terms.