An experimental Dublin were still too good for Wicklow, romping to a 2-15 to 9-point win in Baltinglass. Kildare were 1-18 to 11-point winners over Wexford in Enniscorthy. Mickey Harte’s Louth were 1-8 to 9-point winners over Westmeath and Longford were 3-18 to 13-point winners over Laois in Portarlington.
Monaghan’s defence of Ulster’s Doctor McKenna Cup began with a 2-10 to 12-point loss to Down. Peter Harte and Cathal McShane scored three-points apiece as Tyrone ran out 17-points to 1-7 winners over Fermanagh in Omagh. While Armagh were too good for Antrim, storming to a 2-20 to 2-8 win.
It was a difficult night for a youthful Kerry senior football team in the McGrath Cup in Munster. Colm O’Callaghan scored 2-4 as Cork trounced their neighbours by 5-11 to 14-points at Pairc Ui Rinn. Limerick got off to an ideal start under new manager Ray Dempsey with a 4-14 to 9-point win over Waterford in Rathkeale.
Carlow senior hurlers are in action this evening when they travel to play Kildare in the opening round of The Keogh Cup.
In his first interview with KCLR, Kilkenny manager Derek Lyng discusses the process of replacing 11-time All-Ireland winning boss Brian Cody, the need to stamp his own identity on the Leinster champions, and his goals for 2023.
You can hear the full interview this Saturday at 4 pm on Scoreline.
Harry Kane’s first goals of the year coincided with Tottenham’s return to winning ways in the Premier League last night.
He scored twice, while Matt Doherty also found the net, in a 4-nil win away to Crystal Palace.
The result places fifth-placed Spurs within two points of Newcastle and Manchester United.