Defending Leinster and All-Ireland U20 hurling champions Kilkenny begin their provincial championship this weekend with a trip to Chadwick’s Wexford Park to take on Wexford.
It’s being touted as a tricky opener for new manager Mark Dowling, the former Dicksboro manager taking over from Derek Lyng last Autumn.
There’s a new look to the Under 20 championship structure this year with more games on offer, something Dowling told KCLR this week is welcome.
You can hear that game in full this Saturday afternoon from 2 pm on our Kilkenny frequencies with thanks to MW Hire.
Hard luck to Carlow U20 footballers suffered a loss last night in the Leinster Championship.
They went up against Longford and were chasing for much of the game after conceding an early goal. Bryan McMahon registered 6 points for the Barrowsiders in the 1-08 to 9-point loss.
Dublin and Laois progressed to the semi-finals of the Eirgrid Leinster under-20 Football Championship last night. They topped their respective groups with wins over Offaly and Meath.
Galway is into the Connacht Under 20 football final after a 2-9 to 6 points win over Leitrim last night. Roscommon plays Sligo tonight at Dr. Hyde Park to decide who’ll meet Mayo in next week’s semi-final.
Cork beat Tipperary by 2-13 to 1-8 in the Munster Minor Hurling Championship at Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night. Cork can go top of the Munster under-20 hurling table tonight if they see off Tipperary back at the Páirc.
Elsewhere there were three games across three divisions in the Carlow football leagues
In Division 2 Noamh Eoin got the better off Mount Leinster Rangers, while Rathvilly won their Division 3 clash against Tinryland and Asca were emphatic winners over Clonmore.
Tonight Wexford and Carlow clash in Wexford Park in their first round of the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship. Throw in is at half seven
On the LGFA side of things
It was a winning start for Carlow last night the Leinster Minor C Championship. They defeated Kilkenny by 4-28 to 0-04 in SETU Carlow.
There are less than 48 hours to go before this year’s Streets of 5K road race in Kilkenny. Around 900 runners are expected to take part on Thursday evening with two laps of the city centre underway from 7.30 pm.
Late registrations are still available online at KCH.ie and this year sees €1500 in prize money up for grabs as well. You can hear more about the event from Kilkenny City Harriers’ John Maye who joins KCLR Live later this morning.
Evan Ferguson’s fourth Premier League goal of the season boosted Brighton’s hopes of securing European football last night.
His cheeky flick from close-range propelled the Seagulls to a 2-nil win away to Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Chelsea twice had the ball in the net at home to Liverpool, but twice they were ruled out by V-A-R, with the sides eventually finishing goalless.
Leicester City are two points from safety this morning – Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was sent-off in a 2-1 loss at home to Aston Villa. But Leeds United moved two clear of the dropzone with a 2-1 defeat of Nottingham Forest.
Manchester United will look to get their hunt for a top-4 place back on track tonight.
They are without a win in their last three games, and entertain a side who thrashed them 4-nil back in August – Brentford.
Newcastle will look to build on Sunday’s win over Man United as they go to West Ham.