As the summer flat season warms up, there’s another card of racing at Kilkenny’s Gowran Park today.
In all, there are eight races with the first going to post at 1.20 pm while the last race of the day goes off at 5.25 pm.
Local jockey Shane Foley should saddle Neowise for Jessica Harrington in the day’s opener.
There’s a big night ahead for Kilkenny in the ONeills.com Leinster Under 20 hurling championship as the Cats welcome Wexford to UPMC Nowlan Park at a 6.45 pm.
Tickets are €10 and have to be bought online for tonight’s game as unlike the senior games, they’re not available in shops locally, but we’ll be in the stands for full commentary with Brendan Hennessy and Michael Walsh thanks to MW Hire. Under 16s can still attend for free.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of the game, Kilkenny manager Mark Dowling says following their opening round meeting with Wexford, his side are ready for a second bite at the cherry.
See also: Kilkenny team announced to face Wexford in under-20 Leinster semi-final
In the other semi-final Tullamore hosts the meeting of Offaly and Dublin.
Clare’s minors continued a fine week for the county’s underage sides last night.
Eight points from Marc O’Brien and 1-1 from Eoin Begley helped them win the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling title.
The young Banner side beat Cork 1-19 to 15-points in Thurles.
Virgin Media says RTE have questions to answer regarding the development of GAA-GO.
It’s become the home to a package of live games that would previously have been screened by Sky Sports.
When Sky and the GAA ended their deal, Virgin Media say that the rights package was not shopped to other broadcasters.
They’ve questioned what – if anything – RTE paid for that package.
Kilkenny’s intermediates also have a Leinster semi-final to look forward to this weekend as they host Wexford in the first part of our double-header on Saturday.
The game throws in at 12.30pm and we’ll have it live on Saturday with thanks to Lowery’s Carpets & Furniture.
Speaking on this week’s edition of our Camán Caint camogie podcast, Kilkenny manager Seamus Kelly says while playing in UPMC Nowlan Park might be an added incentive, they’re under no illusion of the task at hand.
Carlow are also in Leinster action this weekend on the other side of the bracket. They travel to Dunlavin on Saturday to take on Wicklow in the weekend’s other intermediate semi-final.
The Kildare Intermediate camogie panel have called on the county’s clubs for support in their bid to be reinstated to this year’s All Ireland Championship.
They say they’ve been angered and distressed by the County Board’s decision to remove them from the Championship.
The panel claim a squad charter had been breached, and they’re seeking the minimum requirements to be met.
Real Madrid and Manchester City’s Champions League semi-final is delicately poised after last night’s first leg.
It finished 1-1 at the Bernabeu.
Kevin de Bruyne’s superb strike midway through the second half for City canceled out Vinicius Junior’s first-half opener. The second leg is at the Etihad next Wednesday,
The first leg of the other semi-final will be played tonight at the San Siro.
It’s twenty years since AC Milan and neighbors Inter met at this stage of the competition, and they do so again from 8.