The 2023 JJKavanagh & Co Senior Hurling Club Championship started in Netwatch Cullen Park last night with a tie between St. Mullins & Ballinkillen.
The defending county champions game away with 3-18 to 1-11 victory to open the championship how they left last year, with a win.
The other two games are going ahead Friday night with Naomh Eoin meeting Mount Leinster Rangers in Netwatch Cullen Park and Bagenalstown Gaels clashing with Naomh Brid in Netwatch Training Centre in Fenagh.
Speaking to Scoreline Gagenalstown Gaels player Craig Doyle highlighted the improvement in the team year after year since the amalgamation of Erins Own, St. Andrews, and Muinebheag in 2019.
Also last night in Carlow, two titles were awarded.
In the Division 2 final Clonmore and Eire Og played out a 1-13 to 2-13 game, with the crown going back with Eire Og While in the Division 5 final St. Patricks scored 4-14 to Ballons 3-10 to capture the crown.
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Both Clare and Galway led the way in the minor Electric Ireland Team of the Year
The Banner who beat Galway in the final are represented 6 times with Eoghan Gunning, while the tribesmen have five players
Kilkenny has one sole representative in the form of O’Loughlin Gaels Greg Kelly in the half-forward line.
The rest of the team is made up of players from Cork and Limerick.
Tonight in Kilkenny there is the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Final
Lisdowney welcome Graigue Ballycallan for a half seven throw in
The North London clubs continue to be the big spenders so far in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal last night confirmed the 65-million pound capture of German international Kai Havertz from Chelsea.
Declan Rice will soon follow Havertz to the Emirates, with West Ham accepting Arsenal’s 100-million pound bid for the midfielder.
Havertz scored the winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final
Meanwhile, James Maddison joined Tottenham last night in a deal worth a reported 40-million pounds The midfielder has signed a five-year contract with Spurs.
Ireland’s meeting with Australia this morning at the World Rugby under-20 Championship in South Africa has been described as ‘do or die’.
Last weekend’s draw with England means Ireland realistically need a win if they are to progress to the knockout phase.
Coach Richie Murphy has made four changes to his side, with James Nicholson, Ronan Foxe, Charlie Irvine and Brian Gleeson all introduced.
Kick-off in Paarl is at 10am, Irish time.
John ‘Shark’ Hanlon’s son, Paddy, rode his first winner yesterday in the Richard Newland Racing National Hunt Flat Race at Worcester.
You can hear John and his son today with Sue Nunn on The Way It is from 4 o’clock