As temperatures get set to rise again across Kilkenny and Carlow, let’s take a look at some of Monday morning’s headlines for KCLR and Scoreline.ie.
Beginning with Gaelic Games and Kilkenny are the Leinster senior hurling champions for the 75th time in the county’s history, all thanks to a 75th-minute goal from Cillian Buckley.
The Dicksboro man has had a few scoring moments from distance in the black and amber this season but hitting his first-ever championship goal with Kilkenny two points down helped sealed a win at the end of a thrilling game and send Kilkenny to the semi-finals of this year’s All-Ireland senior hurling championship.
Speaking to KCLR last night, Buckley says the goal will stay with him for a long time. Catch up on his interview on this morning’s Scoreline Extra, out after 10am. You’ll also be able to hear from Tommy Walsh and Kilkenny manager Derek Lyng with his view on Kilkenny’s performance over Galway. The 4-21 to 2-26 win now means that the Cats will have the bones of a month off, they’ll be out again on Sunday July 9th.
Listen back to the game in full below.
Away for Carlow
Niall Carew’s side had home advantage on Saturday evening with New York in town for the preliminary quarter-finals of this year’s Tailteann Cup and despite trailing at the break, Carlow came out firing in the second half to take a 0-15 to 0-10 win.
The draw for the quarter-finals was made just after 8.30am this morning with Carlow set to travel to Corrigan Park to take on Antrim. We’ll also see Limerick take on Laois, Wexford head to Meath while there’s a juicy tie on the cards between Cavan and Down.
The draw may or may not have an impact on the hurling with the GAA still to confirm a time, nearly two weeks on, for Carlow’s All-Ireland senior hurling preliminary quarter-final against Dublin. At the moment, both the hurling and football are scheduled for Saturday.
Should they get past Dublin, it looks like they’ll be facing Clare in an All-Ireland quarter-final after the Banner fell off the pace in the tail end of yesterday’s Munster final, Limerick coming out on top by a point in another cracker in the Gaelic Grounds. That game finished 1-23 to 1-22.
Cats tamed at home
From camogie action over the weekend, Kilkenny’s All-Ireland title defence didn’t get off to the start they hoped for as the Cats failed to score in the last ten minutes of their home clash with Wexford, allowing the visitors hit the last seven scores of the game to force a draw. There was a better result for Kilkenny’s intermediates as they came away from Athenry with a 0-19 to 0-11 win over Galway.
On the other side of the intermediates group, Carlow fell to their first defeat of the summer. Having taken a draw against Antrim last time out, they were outplayed and outgunned by Derry, that one finishing 6-15 to 0-6 in Netwatch Cullen Park. Carlow have this weekend off before facing Wexford in Bellefield to close out Group 2.
Novak Djokovic has played down suggestions he’s the greatest tennis player of all time. The Serb clinched a record 23rd Grand Slam title yesterday after a straight-sets win over Casper Ruud in the French Open final. Djokovic is now the leading men’s major winner, having moved ahead of Rafael Nadal on 22.
City on parade
Manchester City fans will get the chance to celebrate the treble with their team when they show off their trophies on an open-top bus parade this evening. Pep Guardiola’s side completed the set with victory in Saturday’s Champions League final in Istanbul, adding to their success in the Premier League and FA Cup this season. It’s the first time they’ve been crowned European champions thanks to their 1-0 defeat of Inter.
Win a lawnmower
All this week with thanks to the team at Carlow Lawnmowers and to celebrate Father’s Day this coming weekend, we are giving you the chance to win a brand new lawnmower worth €600. Whether you’re trying to get the grass under control or shape the back garden into the next Croke Park, we’re pretty sure this can help you on your way.
If you can identify today’s sporting father you could be today’s daily winner and get your name in the draw on Scoreline this coming Saturday.
See if you can identify the father we’re looking for.
- His son was a Premier League-winning goalkeeper in 2016 before moving to Nice in 2022
- His son’s first name is Kasper
The clue’s couldn’t be easier – but if you know the answer, send it by text or WhatsApp along with your name and address to 083 3069696 across the day and we could be calling you back this afternoon.