There’s a break in play for most teams in the Kilkenny hurling leagues this weekend.
Mullinavat are one of the teams who will be happy to get a rest following two successive defeats to Tullaroan and O’Loughlin Gaels.
Speaking after his side’s narrow loss to O’Loughlin’s, Mullinavat manager Colm O’Byrne emphasized his pride in his side.
Meanwhile, James Stephens selector Peter Butler stressed his delight with his team’s performance against Bennettsbridge in their draw last weekend.
Get a rundown of all the action on the Kilkenny Hurling Podcast. Each week Robbie Dowling and former Blacks and Whites manager Eddie Scally cast their eye over all the action from the weekend’s senior, intermediate, and junior league and championship games as well as looking ahead to the next round of action.
St. Martins got the better of Galmoy/ Windgap last night in the Revise.ie Under 19 Roinn B Hurling Championship Semi-Final.
The final score was 3-20 to 1-12
They will face either Tullogher Rosbercon or Young Irelands in the final.
Tonight at half seven, Mooncoin plays Kilmacow in the Iverk Produce Junior C Championship Semi Final
Owen Farrell will miss England’s World Cup pool matches with Argentina and Japan.
The out-half was given a four-match ban last night by an independent appeal committee.
They found the downgrading of the red card he received against Wales ‘manifestly wrong’.
Ireland meanwhile are in France preparing for Saturday’s concluding World Cup warm-up game against Samoa in Bayonne.
The coaching staff are waiting on a fitness update around hooker Dan Sheehan – he has a foot injury.
Both the Kilkenny and Carlow district league gets underway this weekend
Carlow starts Friday in the form of the Carlow Plate and Shield.
Burrin Rangers play Nurney Villa in the Plate, while there are four Shield games
In Kilkenny, there are 8 fixtures in the Pat Maher Shield.
See also: 2023 Pat Maher Shield gets underway in Kilkenny this weekend.
Rangers and PSV Eindhoven drew 2-2 in their Champions League play-off round first-leg tie in Glasgow last night.
The second leg is in the Netherlands in a week’s time.
Aston Villa are away to Hibernian in the play-off round of the Conference League this evening.
Their first leg kicks off at Easter Road at 5.45.