With the World Cup firmly up and running and plenty of championship action to look forward to this weekend, let’s see what’s making the sporting headlines for KCLR and Scoreline.ie on this Tuesday morning.
James Stephens chairman Brian Leahy has been praising the team spirit among the club’s adult camogie side as they get ready for a Leinster intermediate final against Myshall this Sunday.
The good times keep rolling for the Village, coming from three points down against St. Brigid’s of Laois at the weekend with just a few minutes left in their provincial semi-final only to run out 0-9 to 0-8 winners. With an adult team that have been training together for the past four years, they’ve only been beaten twice – a junior final and an intermediate club final so are bringing a lot of momentum into this weekend.
That said, they’ll meet their match in Myshall who roared to a six-point lead away to Na Fianna on Saturday last, holding out for an 0-8 to 0-7 win. We’ll be previewing their Leinster final encounter on the latest edition of Camán Caint, out today.
Carlow advance, city derby awaits
With Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown losing out to Good Counsel New Ross in the Leinster colleges senior hurling championship first round yesterday, attention turns to a big city derby this afternoon with school rivals St. Kieran’s College and CBS Kilkenny set to meet later. It’s a 2.15pm throw-in at the College grounds and there are more than just bragging rights at stake.
SETU Carlow’s freshers’ hurlers also continued their good form this semester with a 1-22 to 1-14 over UCC in the Higher Education GAA Freshers Division 2 hurling league semi-final last night.
This afternoon sees two games in the Leinster colleges’ senior hurling championship. On the A side, it’s a city derby as Kieran’s College host CBS Kilkenny at the college grounds from a 2.15pm while on the B side, Castlecomer Community School are away to Bannagher at 12.30pm.
Coogan on target
Picking up on news out of the US over the weekend, Caldwell University women’s basketball freshman and Kilkenny native Lucy Coogan scored a season-high 15 points to help the Cougars to their second win in a row in a 60-44 win over Molloy University on day one of the Regina Rivera Memorial Tournament hosted on the campus of Dominican University of New York.
Lucy wrapped up in Loreto Kilkenny last year before starting a four-year scholarship to Caldwell this autumn. We’ve been following her progress for a few years now and is very much regarded in the ‘ones to watch’ category.
We also saw over 200 local players head to Carlow’s Tyndall College last night to watch Dave Hopla put on a shooting clinic, both for players and for himself. Over 90 minutes, he made 296 shots from all over the court, hitting 292 of them, that’s a 98% hit rate but when you’ve worked with and trained some of the NBA’s biggest names, you know he’s bringing good credentials.
World Cup day 3 gives Messi a chance to shine
Wrapping up on the soccer front, it’s day 3 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with four games to look forward to.
Argentina and Saudi Arabia are out first with a 10am kick off in Group C. The other game in that group is between Mexico and Poland at 4pm. Wedged in between at lunchtime, Denmark take on Tunisia while defending champions France get their Group D campaign started against Australia at 7pm.
Yesterday saw England run riot against a poor Iran side in Group B. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka scored twice in a 6-2 win that also included goals for Marcus Rashford, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling and an injury-time strike for Jack Grealish while Mehdi Taremi hit two for Iran including a penalty 13 minutes into injury time.
Netherlands left it late to pick up a 2-0 against Senegal while a Gareth Bale penalty late on salvaged a point in Wales’ clash with the USA.
We’ll have plenty more across the day on air and online here at scoreline.ie.