This is the Scoreline Morning Report for Monday, July 10th.
Kilkenny are through to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final after a 1-25 to 1-22 defeat of Clare in yesterday’s semi-final.
A second half goal from captain Eoin Cody and a spectacular late save from goalkeeper Eoin Murphy saw Derek Lyng’s side advance to the decider where they will meet Limerick for the second consecutive year.
Mikey Butler’s defensive exploits were one of the highlights of the game for the Leinster champions, but Lyng stressed the importance of his entire team after the win.
There is an open training session for supporters tomorrow evening at half past 6 in UPMC Nowlan Park.
Entry is via the Ardan de Gras stand and while there will be no access to the pitch on the night, players will be available for photographs and to sign autographs after training.
In the first game of the day at Croke Park, Cork beat Kilkenny 2-14 to 2-13 in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship quarter-final.
For the first time since 2012, when it was Kilkenny who also missed out, one of the long-established big three of camogie will not be in the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland semi-finals, after Cork saw off their conquerors in last year’s final.
Kilkenny are through to the intermediate semi-final after they narrowly defeated Wexford in Saturday’s quarter-final.
There was good news for Carlow also as they retained their intermediate status with a 1-19 to 1-07 win over Dublin in the relegation semi-final.
Saturday was a great day for Kilkenny at the Poc Fada competition, with Matt Kenny of Clara winning the Leinster Senior Poc Fada at the Nine Stones on Mt Leinster.
Kenny will now represent Kilkenny at the Poc Fada national Finals in the Cooley mountains, alongside last year’s defending champion Killian Phelan, also of Clara.
It’s been a good weekend for Emeralds men as Callum Lawlor will join his Clara counterparts as he came away with the U16 Leinster Poc Fada title.
Round 8 of the Kilkenny Vehicle Centre Minor Hurling League takes place this evening with throw-in for all fixtures set for 7 o’clock.
You can find full details of all those games on the Kilkenny GAA website.
In the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Carlow Senior hurling Championship over the weekend, Mount Leinster Rangers defeated Bagenalstown Gaels by 4-22 to 3-13, while St Mullins continued their 100% start to the campaign with a 1-22 to 0-12 win over Naomh Brid.
There is one game this evening in the Junior championship with Carlow Town Hurling Club playing host to Ballinkillen at half past 7.
Carlow are through to the All-Ireland Junior Ladies Football Championship semi-finals.
Ed Burke’s side got the better of London on a scoreline of 4-11 to 3-09 yesterday in Netwatch Cullen Park to book their place in the last four where they will face Down.
Ireland will take on France in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship final on Friday.
Richie Murphy’s side beat hosts South Africa 31-12 in their semi-final yesterday while the French got the better of England.
Fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas is in last 16 action at Wimbledon today.
He faces Christopher Eubanks of the United States on Court 2.
In the women’s draw, second seed Aryna Sabalenka and world number three Elena Rybakina are both in action later.