We’re edging closer toward Sunday’s All-Ireland final with preparations ramping up in Kilkenny and Limerick.
One man who knows what it takes to get over the line on the biggest day of them all is Richie Power.
Speaking to KCLR, Power said that Kilkenny can end their 8-year wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup despite coming into the game as underdogs.
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Tonight the fundraising efforts continue for Kilkenny GAA, a lot of the business community in Kilkenny turn out with a packed ballroom expected at Langton House Hotel for the All-Ireland corporate night.
Derek Lyng will be in attendance as will Willie Mullins interviewed by Eddie Scally.
See also: All-Ireland buildup: Kilkenny GAA host supporters’ club golf classic, corporate night, fun run this week
There is one game tonight in the Michael Lyng Motors Senior Intermediate Hurling League Division 2.
Mullinavat play host to O’Loughlin Gaels at half past 7 with a place in the final on the line.
The JJ Kavanagh and Sons Carlow Junior Hurling Championship continues this evening with Balinkillen at home to Naomh Eoin at half past 7.
Louth GAA say further talks are planned with GAA officials regarding their proposed new county ground.
Croke Park ordered a halt to construction on the 14-thousand-capacity venue with costs spiraling to 25 million euro.
Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick performed a u-turn on his decision to step down as county chair and led a delegation that held ‘positive and constructive’ talks yesterday.
The UK government is set to cover the bulk of the costs for Casement Park. The Belfast Telegraph reported that costs to redevelop the Belfast ground could reach as much as 195 million euro.
The GAA have promised only 18 million euro towards its reconstruction. But the UK government sees Casement as a vital part of their Euro 2028 bid.
Most expensive stadiums
- SoFi Stadium ($5.50 Billion) – Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.
- MetLife Stadium ($2.03 Billion) – New York Jets and New York Football Giants.
- Allegiant Stadium ($1.90 Billion) – Las Vegas Raiders
- Wembley Stadium ($1.88 Billion) – England
- Yankee Stadium ($1.82 Billion) – New York Yankees
On this day 1920 Babe Ruth hits his 30th home run of the 1920 baseball season, breaking his own single-season record. He would attain 54 throughout the season, before breaking that record the next year. The original Yankees Stadium was called The House That Ruth built.
Republic of Ireland midfielder Denise O’Sullivan will start tomorrow’s Women’s World Cup opener against Australia in Sydney.
The influential Cork star injured her calf in last week’s behind-closed-doors game against Colombia, which ended up being abandoned.
Shamrock Rovers will have to continue their European exploits in the Conference League.
Stephen Bradley’s side lost 2-1 away to Icelandic champions Breidablik (pr: Brayda-blik) in the first qualfying round of the Champions League and 3-1 over the two legs.
Andre Onana is due to have a medical today ahead of signing for Manchester United.
The Inter goalkeeper will cost an initial 51 million euro, with a further 4 million in potential add-ons. Onana made 145 appearances for Ajax under current United boss Eric Ten Hag.
Man Utd have agreed preliminary personal terms with Rasmus Hojlund and have spoken to Atalanta over a deal, although there is a gap in their valuations of the striker.
Liverpool is facing further disruption from the Saudi Pro League with Al-Hilal interested in signing Luis Diaz.
Newcastle are close to agreeing a deal for Harvey Barnes as Leicester prepare to travel to Thailand on Thursday.
Inter Miami is in advanced talks to sign Luis Suarez in what would be another stunning signing for the team and Major League Soccer.
The peloton must tackle the imposing Col de la Loze before the end of today’s seventeenth stage of the Tour de France.
After yesterday’s impressive time trial victory, Jonas Vingegaard has a 1-minute 48-second cushion in yellow.
It’s day three of the July festival at Killarney.
An eight-race flat card goes to post at quarter-to-5 this evening.