Eoin Cody has been nominated by Shamrocks to captain Kilkenny’s senior hurling team for the 2023 season.
While TJ Reid has been nominated as vice-captain, having previously captained the side in 2019. In fact, due to the historic five-in-a-row, Kilkenny has been lead by Shamrock men ever since, with Colin Fennelly, Adrian Mullen, and Richie Reid all carrying the mantle since.
See also: Shamrocks nominate captain and vice-captain for Kilkenny Senior Hurling squad
Elsewhere unfortunately it wasn’t to be for St. Marys CBS of Carlow in the South Leinster senior football B final
FCJ Bunclody came away from Fenagh with the title after winning by five points in the end.
There’s a seven-race card at Gowran Park today where the first goes to post at 1.05.
The Willie Mullins trained ‘Carefully Selected’ is set to go off favourite for the ‘Thyestes Chase’ at Gowran Park this afternoon.
18 runners will go to post for the 3-mile chase at 2.50.
Manchester United have one foot in the Carabao Cup final.
Wout Weghorst scored his first goal for the club in a 3-nil semi-final first-leg win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground last night. Marcus Rashford was also on the mark, scoring his 10th goal in as many games.
The return game is at Old Trafford next Wednesday.
In transfer news, Premier League leaders Arsenal are reported to be preparing a bid for Brighton’s Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo before the transfer window closes. The Gunners require cover in that area of the pitch after Mohamed Elneny picked up a knee injury. Arsenal have already signed Leandro Trossard (pron: Tross-ar) from Brighton this month.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are believed to be closing in on the signing of Spanish full-back Pedro Porro from Sporting.
Speaking of semi-finals there was two last night in Carlow in the form of The KCLR Carlow Shield
New Oaks boys got the better of Vale Wanderers by two goals to nil
While Killeshin couldn’t make use of home-field advantage and lost out to Crettyard 3-1.
Thus creating a mouthwatering tie between Crettyard United and New oak boys in the final.
The women’s semi-finals take centre stage at the Australian Open in Melbourne this morning.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina is up against past winner Victoria Azarenka, with fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka o play Magda Lin
The start of the Dubai Desert Classic has been delayed until at least 9am Irish time because of overnight rain.
Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and Tom McKibbin are the Irish players in the field.
On the PGA Tour, England’s Aaron Rai (pron: rye) and American pair Sam Ryder and Brent Grant share top spot on 8 under par after the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open in California.
Jon Rahm is back on 1 over.