Its Monday morning, its time to catch up with sport from the weekend
The Senior Football championship kicked off over the weekend with Rathvilly defeated last years champions Palatine while Éire Óg beat Old Leighlin, Bagnesltown Gaels getting the better of Fenagh
Last night in Netwatch Cullen Park Mount Leinster Rangers and Tinryland had a 0-9 draw last night.
Barrow Rangers will take on Tullogher Rosbercon in this years JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Championship Final, both teams had good wins in their semi-finals over the weekend. Danesfort have been relegated after Fenians defeated them in the relegation final.
Erins Own are through to the Junior E Championship final after a huge deafted of O Loughlins yesterday, the comer lads had eighteen points to spare over the city team. Danesfort and Conahy Shamrocks play in the other semi final tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
There is a full fixture list of Minor Championship games getting underway tonight in Kilkenny.
The Camogie League continued over the weekend with thirteen games down for decision. In the Senior grade Dicksboro and Young Irelands continue their 100% start to the league while last years champions Thomastown got their first win of the campaign, in other results there was wins for Piltown over Barrow Rangers, James Stephens had a one point win over St Martins,and St Brigids had too much for Clara
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World Athletics Championship
The Irish women’s 4x400m relay team of Kelly McGrory, Sharlene Mawdsley, Roisin Harrison and Sophie Becker finished eighth in last nights final. The quartet exceeded all expectations in reaching the final. The Irish team clocked a time of 3.27.08, which was just under a second outside their season best.
Speaking to media after their race the team thanked supporters “We can’t thank the Irish support enough, it’s been amazing. We felt like we were locals stepping out onto the track and every cheer really drove us on so thanks so much to everyone for the support.”
In the Pat Maher Shield last 16 games played at the weekend, there was wins for Newpark AFC, St Johns AFC, Lions AFC, Ormonde Villa, Bridge United while Freeboothers AFC received a walkover.
Irish Rugby head coach Andy Farrell has announced his thirty-three man squad for this years Rugby World Cup which kicks off in France next month, he has also named Jonathan Sexton as the team captain, the squad will travel to their base camp in Tours on Thursday as preparations ramp up for the event.
There is 18 debutants in the squad they are: Forwards Ryan Baird, Finlay Bealham, Jeremy Loughman, Caelan Doris, Rob Herring, Ronan Kelleher, Joe McCarthy, Tom O’Toole and Dan Sheehan and Backs Ross Byrne, Craig Casey, Jack Crowley, Jamison Gibson-Park, Mack Hansen, Hugo Keenan, Stuart McCloskey, James Lowe and Jimmy O’Brien. Ireland open their Pool B campaign against Romania at Stade de Bordeaux Saturday, 9 September, before taking on Tonga in their second outing in Nantes on Saturday, 16 September.A
At the squad announcement in Dublin, Farrell said “It has been a difficult selection process over the last number of weeks because a squad of 43 players have worked extremely hard throughout an eight-week pre-season period, with the group pushing each other on the pitch and becoming very close off it.
“As coaches, we are pleased with our 33-player selection and believe we have chosen the right group to represent Ireland in France. It is a hugely exciting time for the group as we prepare to depart for Tours and finalise our preparations for our Rugby World Cup opener against Romania.
Domestically there is a seven race card from Downpatrick today with first going to post at 14:05 while there is an eight race card from Ballinrobe which goes to post at 16:30