The countdown is on to this Sunday’s St Canice’s Credit Union Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship final.
O’loughlin Gaels take on Ballyhale Shamrocks at 2pm in UPMC Nowlan Park with that game live on KCLR with thanks to Gerry Comerford Drilling Limited and Eugene Foley Construction.
We’ll be building up to the game on Scoreline this Saturday where we’ll hear from O’Loughlin’s manager Brian Hogan, former Shamrocks managers James O’Connor and Maurice Aylward and many more.
We’ll also be getting the thoughts of current Shamrocks manager Pat Hoban as he hopes to lead his team to a sixth consecutive county title.
Elsewhere reports in the Independent have indicated Liam Blanchfield is set to return to the Kilkenny inter-county set-up
The Bennettsbridge man has recently starred for his club in the championship after going to Australia.
There has been a change of venue for tonight’s Talbot Hotel Junior ‘C’ Football Championship final
The encounter between St. Patricks and Naomh Eoin will now throw in at 7.45 at Dr Leo Park, Tullow.
Manchester United had Andre Onana to thank for their first Champions League win of the season.
He saved Jordan Larsson’s injury-time Copenhagen penalty and saw United win 1-nil in Group A at Old Trafford.
It was Harry Maguire’s first club goal in nearly two years that separated the sides.
In Group B, Gabriel Jesus scored for the third group game running as Arsenal came away from Sevilla (pr: Sev-vee-ya) with a 2-1 win.
Newcastles unbeaten start to Group F will be tested by the visit of Borussia Dortmund to St. James’s Park tonight.
Elsewhere in the group, Paris Saint-Germain meet AC Milan.
Manchester City have made the trip to Bern for their Group G clash with Young Boys.
RB Leipzig host Red Star Belgrade in the group’s other game.
While in Group E, Celtic welcome Atletico Madrid to Parkheak, and Feyenoord play Lazio.
World Rugby has been fending off criticism that their new competition keeps tier-2 nations in the wilderness.
From 2026, a bi-annual competition will see 24 teams split into two leagues of 12.
However, it won’t be until 2032 that the effects of promotion and relegation come into effect – more than two World Cup cycles away.
Meanwhile, the next World Cup in Australia will be expanded to 24 teams, but with a compacted six-week schedule.
Following criticism of the current lopsided World Cup, the draw will be made in January of 2026.