Despite early goals from Carlow’s Chris Nolan and Laois man Thomas Keyes, SETU Carlow crashed out of the Fitzgibbon Cup last night.
Kilkenny Captain Eoin Cody pointed five frees but it wasn’t to be as University Galway came away with a 20-point to 2-11 victory. They will now go on to face UCC in the semi-final.
Dan Mason who came on after twenty minutes and Shamrock’s clubmate Daragh Corcoran helped UL book their place in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals last night. They were too good for a UCD team which included three Cats, romping to a 4-19 to 10-point win. UL will play SETU Waterford in next week’s semis.
Live Games this weekend
We have two live games on KCLR this weekend
Derek Lyng will take charge of his first game at UPMC Nowlan Park when they welcome Tipperary for a half one throw in
With Tom Mullalleys Carlow heading off to Kerry for a 2 o’clock start
Both games go ahead on Sunday.
Also, this Sunday will be a big day for New Oak Boys and Carlow soccer in general
The Carlow champions will welcome League of Ireland side Bray Wanderers for a Leinster senior cup fourth-round clash
Speaking ahead of the game New Oak Player Conor Byrne outlined how special it is going to be for everyone involved in Carlow soccer
See also: New Oak Player Conor Byrne looks ahead to Bray Wanderers clash
Speaking of the League of Ireland
The curtain comes up on the new domestic season this evening. FAI Cup-winners Derry City take on league champions Shamrock Rovers in the annual President’s Cup game. The game at the Ryan McBride Brandywell promises to be an emotional occasion, following the death of the brother of Derry boss, Ruaidhri Higgins.
Kick-off on Foyleside is at 7.45.
Six Nations time
Musgrave Park is sold out for tonight’s Under-20 Six Nations meeting of Ireland and France. Kick-off is at 8.
Andy Farrell will be hoping to avoid more late surprises as the Ireland senior team have their captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium today ahead of tomorrow’s game with the French.
Rob Herring has replaced the injured Dan Sheehan in the front row. Farrell is seeing the positives in having players injured, as it tests the depth of his panel.
See also: Andy Farrell has picked his Ireland team to take on France at the Aviva Stadium
Conor McGregor to the rescue?
Katie Taylor’s promoter will fly to Dublin on Monday in a last-minute bid to try and secure Croke Park for her homecoming.
It’s reported Eddie Hearn will hold talks with Conor McGregor, who’s claimed he’ll pay over half a million euro so Taylor can fight at the stadium. Katie Taylor has to fight Amanda Serrano on May 20th – a date that cannot be changed due to the D-A-Z-N calendar. The rematch is currently expected to be held at the 3 Arena.
See also: Eddie Hearn speaks on Katie Taylor’s homecoming
Gowran Park have announced they will be releasing another batch of tickets for the Connellys Red Mills Chase.
The tickets will be available for free on the Gowran Park website from 10 am this morning.
Ulster’s Tom McKibbin holds a 1 shot lead on the field on 11 under par through 12 holes of his second round.
The 20 year old is in his rookie season on the DP World Tour.
Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy endured tricky starts to the Phoenix Open. Lowry will resume later on 4 over par, having opened with a 75. McIlroy is two shots better off on 2 over. Seamus Power has 8 holes of his opening round to complete from level par. Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin share top spot on 5 under.