The launch of the Kilkenny hurling club championships takes place tonight in UPMC Nowlan Park ahead the final groupd games in Kilkenny.
KCLR will be providing live commentary and updates from around the grounds across the weekend with lots to still play for.
One of those games sees Dicksboro clash with Tullaroan, with both sides in contention to top the group.
Speaking to KCLR ‘boro player Ollie Walsh says they are only starting to hit their stride in preparation for the Championship
Our live game will be on Saturday at half past 1, we’ll be at John Locke Park in Callan for the meeting of Ballyhale Shamrocks and James Stephens with thanks to Gerry Comerford Drilling Limited.
Kilkenny’s Mia Griffin made it two opening stage wins in two years for Team Ireland In Stage 1 of Rás na mBan yesterday.
Stage 2 begins at 12 pm today, and hits Kells, Dunamaggin, Knocktogher, Thomastown, Inistigoe, Graiguenamanagh and finishing in The Rower
Kilkenny’s Mark Power will start his first Horizon Irish Open as a pro today.
Competing as an amateur in the past two years of the Irish Open at Mount Juliet, Power makes his professional debut at 1.10pm alongside Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts and England’s Alex Fitzpatrick.
This year’s competition is being staged at the K Club.
Rory McIlroy has just teed off alongside Adrian Meronk and Billy Horschel. Shane Lowry is also in the very early stages of his round.
Padraig Harrington and European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald are among the players out on course this afternoon
The Republic of Ireland resume their European Championship qualifying campaign tonight with the toughest fixture in their group.
Stephen Kenny is without Evan Ferguson and a host of other players for their Group B game away to France.
Perhaps his most pressing concern is who will fill in for Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty on the right side of defence.
Kick-off at the Parc des Princes is at 7.45.
At the same time in Ireland’s group, the Netherlands took on Greece in Eindhoven.
While locally Killeshin defeated Kilree Celtic 3 – 1 last night in the KCLR Shield.
Andy Farrell names his Ireland team for their opening fixture at the World Cup later.
The starting fifteen to play Romania is expected to feature the return to action of captain Jonathan Sexton.
While his Leinster teammate Joe McCarthy is likely to be given a start in the second row.