Let’s take a look at some of the stories making the headlines for Scoreline and KCLR on Thursday 17 November.
Clonmore’s management set-up
Clonmore continue their Leinster junior football championship campaign this weekend.
The Carlow county champions will take on Castletown in Saturday afternoon’s semi-final at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Speaking to Scoreline ahead of that encounter, Clonmore manager Ciaran Walsh has reserved special praise for a member of his backroom team.
Paul Garrigan, who was involved with the Meath ladies football team that have won the last two All-Irelands, has been part of Walsh’s management set-up this year and his influence cannot be understated according to the Clonmore boss.
“Having him in the background has been a fantastic boost,” Walsh said of Garrigan.
“The lads know that he’s been there and done it all. He’s had success with the Meath ladies football team, Baltinglass and obviously at Castletown as well so it’s brilliant for Clonmore to have him.”
That game will be live on KCLR from 1 o’clock this Saturday.
SETU Carlow have progressed to the semi-final of the Higher Education Fresher Hurling League.
They proved too strong for UCD in last night’s quarter-final, eventually winning on a scoreline of 6-19 to 1-07.
The college’s footballers take to the pitch this afternoon in Division 2 of the Freshers Football League.
The side travel to Clare to take on Mary Immaculate College at 3 o’clock.
Post-primary school triumphs and defeats
There was success for Kilkenny teams in yesterday’s post primary school Leinster Junior A Hurling Championship semi-finals.
St Kieran’s College got the better of CBS as they secured their place in the decider with a 3-19 to 3-13 win.
Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown await in the final after they ran out 1-18 to 1-10 winners over Good Counsel College.
In the Leinster Junior A1 semi-final this afternoon, Castlecomer Community School will play host to Colaiste Eoin at midday.
Carlow LGFA suspends weekend’s action
Carlow LGFA have suspended all of their training and matches this weekend as a mark of respect following the passing of Kathleen Mullins.
Kenny respectful of Norway
Erling Haaland will miss tonight’s international friendly between Norway and the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland manager Stephen Kenny could hand a debut to teenager Evan Ferguson.
Alan Browne, Callum O’Dowda and Chiedoze Ogbene (pr: Chee-doz-ay Og-ben-nay) are all pushing for starting berths.
Kenny feels that Norway have a number of high class players ahead of tonight’s game.
“They’ve proven themselves to be a really good team,” Kenny said.
“They have Odegaard at Arsenal and they have a number of players in LaLiga and other big leagues so it will be a tough test.”
Kick off is at 7.45pm.
Ronaldo criticises youngsters
Cristiano Ronaldo has criticised the attitude of younger players in the first of a two-part interview with Talk Tv’s Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old said that youngsters don’t care but did single out Manchester United teammates Diogo Dalot and Lisandro Martinez for praise.
The five-time Champions League winner also revaled that he was on the cusp of joining Manchester City before former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson persuaded him to return to Old Trafford last summer.
The second part of the interview airs tonight at 8 o’clock on Talk TV.
Irish in Dubai
Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are both in the field for the season ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
The duo tee off their opening rounds after 8am, Irish time.