Handball, football, darts and more feature in Tuesday’s morning report.
Mia Griffin has become the first Irish female cyclist to be unveiled as a World Tour rider.
The Kilkenny woman was officialy confirmed as an Israel Premier Tech Roland team member over the weekend.
The Carlow team to face Meath in the first round of the O’Byrne Cup is expected to be named later today.
Niall Carew’s side welcome the Royal County to Netwatch Cullen Park tomorrow night as preparations for their Division 4 Allianz National Football League campaign get underway.
That game has a throw in time of 8 o’clock.
Local soccer leagues will resume this weekend following the Christmas break.
The Women’s St Canice’s Credit Union League is one of the competitions that will continue.
The league, which is in the midst of its first season and includes teams from both Kilkenny and Carlow, is in a strong position according to Kilkenny District League chairman Rob Higton.
However, he has highlighted the need for more coaches if it is to prosper.
Liverpool’s Premier League top-four hopes took another blow last night.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lost 3-1 at Brentford, having trailed 2-0 at half-time.
The win moves the Bees up to seventh, with Liverpool just a place above them in sixth.
There are four games tonight, with one big clash at the top of the table.
Leaders Arsenal will go ten points clear if they beat third-placed Newcastle at the Emirates from 7.45pm.
At the same time Leicester host Fulham while Brighton go to Everton.
At 8pm, it’s Manchester United versus Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
There was plenty of success for local players in the USHA Junior Nationals in San Francisco.
Kilfane duo Kyle and Katie Jordan both returned home with medals, with Kyle winning the Under 19 singles and doubles competitions, while Katie claimed silver in the Under 15 singles before going on to win the Under 17 title.
Talbots Inch’s Anthony Clifford was in fine form as he took gold in the Under 15 singles and Under 17 doubles.
Michael van Gerwen remains on course for a fourth title after reaching tonight’s final at the PDC World Darts Championship.
The Dutchman eased to a 6-0 victory over Belgian Dimitri van den Bergh at Alexandra Palace last night.
Van Gerwen will face Michael Smith, who got past Germany’s Gabriel Clemens 6-2.