It’s Carlow versus Kilkenny this Sunday in the AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final as O’Loughlin Gaels travel to Netwatch Cullen Park to take on Mount Leinster Rangers.
It’s O’Loughlin’s first provincial campaign in seven years, while Rangers last participated in the competition in 2021.
Speaking to KCLR, O’Loughlin Gaels manager Brian Hogan said that his side have turned their attention to the Leinster championship following last month’s county final victory over Ballyhale Shamrocks.
Carlow LGFA host their final final of the campaign tonight when Bennekerry Tinryland take on Old Leighlin in the UPMC Minor A Final.
Throw-in is 7pm at the SETU Carlow Sport main campus.
Speaking of SETU, they travel to Santry to face TCD in Division 2 of the Camogie League
While last night SETU Carlow recorded a victory over DCU in the Higher Education Freshers Hurling League
The final score read 4-34 to 2 goals and 5 points.
Celtic are facing an uphill task to secure European football the other side of Christmas.
They had Daizen Maeda sent-off in a 6-nil defeat away to Atletico Madrid that leaves them bottom of Group E with just a single point. Next for Celtic is a trip to Rome to play Lazio in three weeks – the Serie A side beat Feyenoord 1-nil tonight.
Manchester City and R-B Leipzig have both secured places in the last-16 with two Group G games to spare. Erling Haaland scored twice as City romped to a 3-nil win at home to ten-man Young Boys. Leipzig were 2-1 winners away to Red Star Belgrade.
Newcastle’s hopes of reaching the last-16 took a serious blow earlier this evening. Eddie Howe’s side were beaten 2-nil away to Borussia Dortmund in Group E. AC Milan increased the heat on Newcastle with a 2-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain at the San Siro.
Barcelona must wait to secure a last-16 spot following this evening’s shock 1-nil loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in Hamburg. Porto are level on points with Barca in Group H courtesy of a 2-nil win at home to Antwerp, who finished that game with ten men.
In the competition tonight, Manchester United are away to FC Copenhagen in Group A with Marcus Rashford available for selection. Arsenal host Sevilla in Group B with Martin Odegaard a doubt. Those games kick off at 8pm.
Elsewhere Kilkenny’s Karen Duggan stated she is committed to spending the remainder of her playing career with Peamount United.
As the captain, Duggan successfully led the club to clinch this season’s Premier Division title. She is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to lift the trophy this Saturday, following the season’s final match against Sligo Rovers.
‘Without a Fight’ won the 2023 Melbourne Cup yesterday, denying local trainer Willie Mullins victory with his favourite ‘Vauban’.
Jockey Mark Zahra secured his second consecutive victory in the €4.85 million race following his win with ‘Gold Trip’ in 2022.