In the O’Byrne Cup, Glenn Ryan’s Kildare beat Carlow by 2-17 to 10 points.
Shane O’Sullivan and Paddy Woodgate grabbed the goals in a game where Colin Byrne (Rathvilly), John Murphy (Tinryland) & John Phiri (Asca) all earned their first Senior Starts
Carlow now has an away game against Wicklow in the O’Byrne Cup Shield while Kildare travels to Wexford in the Quarter Final of the O’Byrne Cup, both games on Saturday. And elsewhere Offaly were 1-11 to 12 points winners over Laois.
Mickey Harte has his first win as manager of the Derry senior footballers. The reigning Ulster champions beat Cavan by 15 points to 1-10 in the Doctor McKenna Cup at Breffni Park last night.
There was also a winning start for Jim McGuinness on his return to the Donegal hot seat. They hammered Armagh by 3-16 to 1-6 in Ballybofey. Monaghan were 1-15 to 13 points winners over Antrim.
Kerry is off to a winning start in Munster’s McGrath Cup. Last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists beat Tipperary by 3-20 to 10 points in Tralee. At Clarecastle, Cork were 2-14 to eight-point winners over Clare.
In Leinster’s Walsh Cup tonight, the Dublin hurlers play Westmeath and Laois face Offaly.
While at the weekend Intercounty hurling for the year 2024 returns to the airwaves this Sunday with the Walsh Cup clash between Kilkenny and Carlow at Netwatch Cullen Park
The match is scheduled to start at 1.30, and for those unable to attend in person, the game will be broadcast live on KCLR with thanks to Laharts
While in Connacht, it’s Galway versus New York in the Connacht Hurling League semi-finals.
Luke Humphries is the PDC World Darts Champion.
The world number one beat 16-year-old Luke Littler by seven sets to four in last night’s final at the Alexandra Palace in London.
Littler had taken a 4-2 lead, but Humphries battled back to lift the Sid Waddell trophy.
It’s a first world title for Humphries, who paid tribute to his teenage opponent.
Selhurst Park is the venue for the first of the third-round ties in the FA Cup.
Crystal Palace host Everton this evening.
Kick-off is at 8 pm.
Locally it has been confirmed that the first round draw for the KCLR-sponsored McCalmont Cup will be taking place this Saturday on KCLR from 3pm.
Seamus Power is in the field for the first PGA Tour event of 2024.
The Waterford man tees it up at The Sentry Tournament in Hawaii.
He’s due to tee off shortly after 6pm Irish time.