Thunderstorms brushed aside, for the moment, and with a cooler start to the day across Kilkenny and Carlow, let’s take a look at some of the morning headlines from KCLR and Scoreline.ie.
Beginning with Gaelic games and holding onto the current management, coupled with another injection of youth would be brilliant for the future of Carlow football – that’s according to our own Carlow football analyst and Éire Óg club man Willie Quinlan. With the county’s senior footballers now out of the Tailteann Cup following defeat to Antrim on Sunday, Willie reckons there’s a lot going in the right direction at inter-county level but the focus for next year still needs to be league promotion.
He joined Martin Quilty along with Terence Kelly and Kevin Regan on last night’s Full Time podcast, take a listen below.
Concerns in camogie and ladies football
As reported on Monday, senior inter-county camogie and ladies football players have told their governing bodies to “not expect business as usual in the upcoming weeks and months” and that the remainder of the 2023 championship season will be played “under protest” following concerns over the development of a player charter, welfare issues and compensation around expenses.
While the weather played havoc across Monday afternoon, a number of games went ahead as planned
Two games in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons junior hurling championship in Carlow last night saw wins for Mount Leinster Rangers who beat Kildavin Clonegal 4-15 to 0-12 while Naomh Brid were 1-15 to 2-06 winners over Carlow Town. In the Kilkenny Vehicle Centre minor B hurling league, Mount Leinster Rangers beat Carrickshock 3-13 to 1-13 while Graigue Ballycallan saw off Burren Rangers 4-20 to 0-15.
Ireland off the mark
The Republic of Ireland are off the mark in their Euro 2024 qualification campaign.
Second-half goals from Mikey Johnston, Evan Ferguson along with an injury-time third from Adam Idah helped Stephen Kenny’s side to a 3-0 win over Gibraltar in Dublin last night. James McClean got to captain the side for his 100th cap, saying after the match that they had to be patient to break down a strong defensive effort from the visitors.
The win leaves Ireland third in their group on with three points from three games. Next up, it’s France away and Netherlands at home over the second weekend in September.
And the KCLR Electric Player of the Week has been named – it’s Carlow’s all-time leading points scorer Marty Kavanagh following his performance against Dublin in their All-Ireland senior hurling championship preliminary quarter-final on Saturday. Keep an eye on KCLR’s Facebook page for details on how you can win €100 cash.