It’s another sunny day across Kilkenny and Carlow, a busy start too for our local Kennedy Cup teams, so let’s take a look at some of the stories making headlines on KCLR and Scoreline.ie for Tuesday 13 June.
Beginning with Gaelic games and tickets have gone on sale for two big outings for Carlow this weekend on the hurling and football front. Dublin are the visitors to Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday evening at 5pm for their All-Ireland senior hurling championship preliminary quarter-final. Then on Sunday, Carlow’s senior footballers are off to Belfast to take on Division 3 side Antrim at Corrigan Park. That one throws in at 1pm.
Tickets have to be bought in advance for either game and locally you can get them in SuperValu shops in Tullow, Bagenalstown and Sandhills Carlow or Centra in Ballon, Borris and Potato Market. Speaking on last evening’s Full Time, our analyst and long-time football commentator Willie Quinlan reckons Carlow’s strength in depth is starting to pay off the further the Championship goes. Listen below for Willie’s breakdown in the first section of this week’s show.
Sticking with Full Time and there was plenty of discussion around Kilkenny’s Leinster senior hurling championship final win over Galway on Sunday. In a game that had everything, the Cats came out on top of a nail-biter thanks to a late-late strike from Cillian Buckley. Two-time All-Ireland winning goalkeeper and KCLR analyst joined the show and reckons the manner of Kilkenny’s victory will stand to them next month.
Elsewhere, the draws for the JJ Kavanagh & Sons All County Junior Hurling League quarter-finals took place last night including the Paddy Cahill Cup and Kevin Fennelly Cup. The All County League quarter-finals will see St. Lachtains take on Barrow Rangers, Clara host Windgap, Slieverue face James Stephens or Galmoy or Mooncoin depending on other results while Piltown meet Cloneen. Full draw details are available on scoreline.ie this morning.
In football last night, Éire Óg moved into the final of the Carlow Football League Division 2 with a 2-13 to 2-07 win over Ballinabranna. They’ll meet either Clonmore or Myshall in the decider later this month.
Kennedy Cup continues
Kilkenny and Carlow are involved in Kennedy Cup action again today with two games. The campaign started yesterday afternoon with a 3-0 win for Kilkenny over West Waterford East Cork while Carlow were beaten 2-1 by Limerick Desmond. They’re in the same group as well which makes today interesting.
Kilkenny take on Limerick, Carlow meeting WWEC at 10am before we get a local derby at 4pm. The games can be followed live on the SFAI socials and we’ll keep you up to date on air as well.
Over the weekend you may have heard we’ve been looking for your suggestions for our Electric Player of the Week – the player can be from any sport across Kilkenny or Carlow and with some big games over the weekend in hurling, football and camogie, the nominations weren’t short in supply.
We’re delighted to announce that the first Electric Player of the Week with thanks to Laharts, the home of Volkswagen in Kilkenny, is Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh who scored 1-2 in Kilkenny’s Leinster senior hurling final victory over Galway yesterday. Keep an eye on the KCLR and Scoreline socials this evening for details on how you can win €100 cash as part of our Electric Player of the Week giveaway.
And the winner of the David Buggy Motors Kilkenny Sport Star award for the month of May is the Thomastown United Under 17s soccer team. The team completed back-to-back league and cup doubles in recent weeks, ultimately finishing up as Under 17 league champions in the K-D-L and claiming the Con Downey Cup while making the last eight of the FAI Under 17 Challenge Cup. Congratulations to Jack, Robert and all involved in Thomastown United
Win a lawnmower – Day 2
All this week in with thanks to the team at Carlow Lawnmowers and to celebrate Father’s Day this coming weekend we are giving you the chance to win a brand new lawnmower. Worth almost €600, you’ll have your lawn under control in no time, better again if you need the home pitch cut in the summer weather.
If you can identify today’s sporting father you could be in the pot for the big draw on Scoreline this coming Saturday.
Today’s question: This American female boxer was undefeated in her 24-fight professional boxing career winning 4 world titles. Her first name is Laila, but who was her famous sporting father? Text or Whatsapp your answer before 2pm Tuesday to 083 3069696.
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