As we edge towards the weekend, we’ll have two games live in full on KCLR as Clonmore and Palatine seek to progress to the Leinster junior and senior football championship semi-finals against Straffan and Portarlington respectively.
Those games come with thanks to The Corner Hacketstown and Dan Morrissey and Co.
For Palatine, a win over Portarlington means a trip to Croke Park with this year’s semi-finals confirmed as a double-header at GAA HQ in two weeks’ time.
We’ll also be live at John Locke Park, Callan on Saturday where Mullinavat can book a place in the intermediate football championship semi-finals with a win over Shandonagh of Mullingar.
On the camogie front, we’ve heard this week already from Mount Leinster Rangers manager Derek Deegan, his side is getting ready to take on Maynooth in the Leinster championship this Saturday, while John Scott has had his say on James Stephens’ first foray into provincial camogie with a win over Raharney at the weekend.
This week’s Camán Caint podcast is out and one of the talking points this week is on the Player of the Year awards which includes a nomination for Tullaroan’s Miriam Walsh.
She’s joined on the shortlist by Waterford’s Lorraine Bray and Cork’s Katrina Mackey.
While there are some corners who feel Katie Nolan should have made the list alongside Walsh, KCLR analyst Áine Fahey reckons her clubmate will be coming away with the gold later this month.
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Old Leighlin’s Jack Kehoe has been included in an initial 33-person quad by Ireland Under 18 men’s coach Paul Kelleher as they begin preparations for the FIBA European Championships next year.
Kehoe featured for Ireland’s Under 18s in Romania earlier this year, helping Kelleher’s side to a 20th place finish overall
In case you missed the news yesterday evening, Kilkenny’s Ellen Molloy is in the running for this year’s Women’s National League Senior Player of the Year alongside Athlone’s Emily Corbet and Peamount’s Áine O’Gorman who will be considered favorite.
Molloy won the young player of the year award with Wexford Youths two years ago.
This year was considered a breakout season for the former Thomastown United starlet before suffering a season-ending ACL injury which may leave her out of contention for next summer’s Women’s World Cup with the Republic of Ireland.
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Manchester City and Chelsea are both through to the knockout stage of the Champions League as group winners.
City finished top of Group G after coming from behind to beat Sevilla 3-1 at the Etihad.
Chelsea were 2-1 winners over Dinamo Zagreb in Group E.
Celtic concluded their Group F campaign with a 5-1 loss to Real Madrid.
Elsewhere, Paris Saint Germain were condemned to second spot in Group H, after Benfica romped to a 6-1 win away to Maccabi Haifa.
Benfica and PSG had identical records, but as the Lisbon giants scored more goals away from home in the group they finished top.
Arsenal will secure top spot in Europa League Group A tonight if they beat Zurich at the Emirates.
Manchester United need to win by two clear goals away to Real Sociedad if they’re to top Group E.
Andy Farrell names his Ireland side today for Saturday’s test with South Africa.
Ulster winger Robert Baloucoune is set to win just his third international cap.
Fit-again Jamison Gibson-Park is vying with Conor Murray for the scrum-half position.
Seamus Power’s straight back into action following last week’s win at the Bermuda Championship.
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The Waterford golfer plays alongside last year’s Open champion Collin Morikawa and Emilliano Grillo at the World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico.
They tee off just before 20-to-1, Irish time.
Stephanie Meadow is one-over-par after her opening round of 73 at the Toto Japan Classic.
That leaves the Antrim woman eight shots off the lead.
There’s a seven-race card at Thurles this afternoon, with the first off at five-past-1.