We are continuing our build-up to a huge weekend on KCLR as we bring you the Kilkenny senior quarter-finals and the senior, intermediate and junior finals in Carlow.
Liam Blanchfield inspired Bennettsbridge to a first-round defeat of Tullaroan over the weekend as he scored four goals to help guide Tim Dooley’s men to a place in the last eight where they will face Glenmore.
The former Kilkenny player has returned to his club following an extended period of travelling and he outlined how the return came about when he spoke to KCLR at the weekend.
Holders Manchester United are safely through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
That’s after they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at Old Trafford last night. Alejandro Garnacho , Casemiro and Anthony Martial all scored for the home side.
Elsewhere, the Republic of Ireland’s Dara O’Shea scored for Burnley as they beat Salford City 4-0 away from home. Meanwhile Exeter City, Ipswich Town, Mansfield Town, Middlesbrough and Port Vale all also progressed.
Tonight, 2022 champions Liverpool welcome Leicester City to Anfield, where Cork native Caoimhin Kelleher should start for the hosts.
Meanwhile there are four all Premier League games down for decision. Struggling Chelsea welcome Brighton to Stamford Bridge, Brentford host Arsenal, while Aston Villa entertain Everton.
The pick of the games is at St. James’ Park where last year’s finalists Newcastle United take on Manchester City. Ahead of the game City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed midfielder Kalvin Phillips will be in his starting 11.
France captain Antoine Dupont will be available to play in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
The 26-year-old scrum half suffered a facial fracture during their 96-0 hammering of Namibia last week before undergoing surgery.
Assistant coach William Servat told reporters yesterday that the procedure went ‘very well’ and they have ‘no doubt’ he will feature in the knock-out stage.
Ireland may face the hosts in the last eight, depending on the remaining pool game results.
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Chantelle Cameron says she won’t be the favourite when she once again takes on Katie Taylor.
Both fighters were in Dublin today ahead of their rematch in November.
Cameron won on a unanimous decision when they met at 3Arena in May.
Shane Lowry says he has a comfort level with the Ryder Cup, which starts between Europe and the United States in Rome on Friday.
The Offaly native believes growing up in a Gaelic Football background helps him understand team sports.