After a busy – but welcome – bank holiday weekend, let’s take a look at some of the stories making the headlines for KCLR and Scoreline.ie on this first Tuesday in February.
Cats with work to do
Following a win on the road against Antrim at the weekend, Kilkenny senior hurling manager Derek Lyng has been telling KCLR while he’s not looking for perfection, there’s plenty of work to do still in the early stages of the Allianz Hurling League. Bumper crowds are expected at UPMC Nowlan Park this coming Sunday as Kilkenny get set to host Tipperary and tickets for that game are already on sale from local outlets including the addition of student and pensioner tickets.
The question was put to Lyng after Saturday’s game on whether Kilkenny are trying to develop more of a short or long game and you can hear what the Cats’ boss had to say on the latest edition of Scoreline Extra.
Carlow’s senior footballers can enjoy a weekend off following their win over Waterford in Carriganore on Saturday but Tom Mullally’s senior hurlers are bound for Tralee on Sunday for what’s expected to be a tough game against Kerry.
Carlow Ladies finally got their Lidl Ladies National League campaign started over the weekend with a 5-9 to 1-4 win over London. Pragmatic in the win, manager Ed Burke told KCLR it goes a long way towards building confidence in his side for the season ahead. Again, you can hear from Ed and get his thoughts on the performance against London in this week’s Scoreline Extra.
In handball, Kilfane Handball Club’s Aoife Holden will represent Ireland and DCU at this year’s 70th USHA Collegiations Nationals in Tucson, Arizona. The competition runs from the 22-26 February.
St. Laurence O’Toole’s Adam Nolan has been selected to compete in the 60m hurdles for the Under 20 DNA Indoor Event in Madrid later this month.
Also, belated happy birthday to Kilkenny City Harriers – 70 years young yesterday as pointed out at the Cois Nore 5k for St. Brigid’s Day on Monday, all beginning with a meeting in Matt The Millers in John Street so we would imagine there were a few celebrations had over the weekend. Congratulations too to everyone involved in yesterday’s event in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle, we were delighted to be a part of it and all going to plan we’re back there again next year.
KCLR McCalmont Cup continues, are Man City in trouble?
Both Lions and Thomastown United are through to the next round of the KCLR McCalmont Cup after wins over the weekend.
This week sees Castlewarren at home to Evergreen on Saturday evening while East End meet Freebooters and Evergreen A host Fort Rangers, both of those games set for Sunday morning.
Manchester City could face the prospect of relegation from the Premier League if found guilty of breaking financial rules. City were yesterday charged with over 100 alleged breaches of the Premier League’s rules. The club has denied all wrongdoing, and says they have a ‘body of irrefutable evidence’ to defend themselves. The matter has now been referred to an independent commission.
Meanwhile, West Brom boss Carlos Corberan appears to be the favourite to succeed Jesse Marsch as Leeds manager. The American was sacked yesterday after just under a year in charge, following a run of seven Premier League games without a win. Corberan previously spent time at Elland Road as assistant to Marcelo Bielsa.
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