Scoreline tomorrow will have more of a Limerick perspective with former players James Ryan & Ollie Moran, a neutral point of view from former Waterford manager Derek McGrath and then of course our own Huw Lawlor.
Its also been confirmed that the wonderful Mary Whallopers will be playing live music in Croker before the All Ireland, which just adds to my heartbreak of not being able to go.
It’s not the only game this weekend on KCLR though
First up we head to Semple Stadium for the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship Semi-final
Seamus Kelly leads Kilkenny to take on Derry, that game brought to you with thanks to Suir Engineering
Then we have a doubleheader from Netwatch Cullen Park in the Carlow Senior Hurling Championship
Starting at half 5, Ballinkillen takes on Mount Leinster Rangers
While at 7, Bagenalstown Gaels and St. Mullins meet in a repeat of last year’s Championship final Both games are brought to you with Thanks to Dan Morrissey & Co.
Elsewhere there are two games in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Intermediate Hurling Championship.
Bagenalstown Gaels meet St. Mullins while Mount Leinster Rangers welcome Naomh Eoi.
In the footballing world, David Gough has been appointed to referee his second All-Ireland senior football final.
He’ll be in charge next Sunday when Dublin take on holders Kerry.
The Meath man previously refereed the drawn final between these two counties in 2019.
It’s ended scoreless in the Women’s World Cup Group B game between Nigeria and Canada in Melbourne.
Christine Sinclair missed a penalty for the Canadians in the match as Nigeria finished with 10 players.
Canada is the Republic of Ireland’s next opponent in Perth on Wednesday.
Dundalk and Derry City have made it through to the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.
Dundalk were 3-1 aggregate winners over Bruno’s Magpies, with Derry defeating Torshavn 1-0 over both legs.
But St Patrick’s Athletic are out-beaten 5-3 on aggregate by Dudelange.
The FAI Cup begins tonight, with Bohemians versus Shelbourne the pick of the ties at Dalymount Park.
The other all-Premier Division tie sees Drogheda United host Sligo Rovers. Elsewhere, it’s Kilbarrack United against Finn Harps,
Wexford plays Avondale United, It’s Kerry FC versus Ringmahon Rangers and UCD faces Cobh Ramblers.
All of the matches kick off at 7.45.
Rory McIlroy is 5 shots off the lead with round two of the Open Championship now underway at Hoylake.
The County Down star is level par, with Seamus Power also on that mark.
Shane Lowry and amateur Alex Maguire are 1 over, Darren Clarke is plus 2, and Padraig Harrington is 3 over.
England’s Tommy Fleetwood is among the leading bunch on 5 under.
Also on that mark are Emiliano Grillo and amateur Christo Lamprecht.
McIlroy’s second round begins just before 10 am with Power among the afternoon starters.
Ireland women’s captain Nichola Fryday has announced her retirement from international rugby.
The Offaly woman represented her country 34 times and was handed the captaincy ahead of the 2022 Six Nations.
The 28-year-old says she will continue to play for her club Exeter and says that huge growth still has to be made in the sport.