We have four live games on KCLR this weekend
First up is tomorrow’s Matchup of Blacks and Whites against Dublin’s Commercials at half one
We have three games on Sunday with the Kilkenny and Carlow Leinster final of Myshall and James Stephens at two o’clock
Finishing Sunday will be St. Mullins and Kilmacud Crokes at 3.15 but starting the day will be Shamrocks and Tom Mullalleys Naas.
Former Carlow footballer Aine Kinsella has been confirmed as assistant boss to the Wexford senior footballers.
The Fenagh native has been named on John Hegartys No.2 after working with Dean Egan in Wexford hurling ranks last year
The Leinster Council has proposed bans of up to a year for players involved in a recent fight at an intermediate club hurling clash between Naomh Barróg of Dublin and Wexford’s Oulart-The Ballagh.
The scenes took place in Parnell Park on the 12th of November.
It’s also believed a penalty has been recommended for at least one supporter.
The death was announced today of former GAA President Sean McCague at the age of 77.
The Monaghan native served from 2000 until 2003 and under his watch – Rule 21 – which saw British and Northern Irish security forces banned from the Association – was abolished.
The Scotstown clubman also managed the Monaghan senior football team to Ulster success in 1979 and 1985.
Richarlison stole the headlines last night as Brazil got their World Cup campaign underway with a 2-0 win over Serbia.
The Tottenham forward scored twice, including a brilliant overhead kick in the Group G clash.
Cristiano Ronaldo says his chapter with Manchester United is “closed”.
He held a press conference for just over two minutes after Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in Qatar yesterday.
Ronaldo – who became the first man to score at five different men’s World Cup finals during the match – shook his head as soon as United was mentioned by a reporter.
Today, Wales will once again go in search of their first win in Group B.
They take on Iran from 10 o’clock Irish time this morning.
Elsewhere in Group B, England will look to build upon their impressive start when they play the USA from 7 o’clock this evening.
See also: Dear England….
In Group A, hosts Qatar face Senegal at 1pm, while the Netherlands and Ecuador meet at 4.
The FAI Cup returns for some Kilkenny teams this Sunday while Carlow have junior fixtures across Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
St. Canices travel to Castlebar, while Bridge United play Monread. The Kilkenny Premier champions Evergreen travel to face Grangevale FC of Cork
Tonight at 8 in Scats Quakers field Killeshin play Parkville United in the Carlow Premier Division
Also, we congratulated Mikey Raggett yesterday, well more congrats are in order as Ellen Molloy has been officially named in the women’s national team of the year.
Unfortunately the Irish international has been ruled out of next year’s world cup in Australia with a knee injury.
Which got me thinking about who was even the last Irish international. Of course, it was Seanie Maguire who plys his trade at Preston North End currently, and has 12 caps. However, you would have to go back to the 1930’s for the last time before Sean to Matt O’Mahony of Mullinavat.
See also: “History of soccer in Kilkenny & District 1893-2020”
Carlow are one of the 28 of the 32 counties in Ireland that have never had players capped at senior level along with Offaly, Tyrone & Leitrim.
The new episode of The Knock On has been released, Stephen Byrne is joined by Tom Crotty from Carlow Rugby Club, James Blanchfield from Kilkenny RFC, and Johnny Tobin from Tullow RFC.
The lads discuss lots including….
Previews of this weekend’s games, Kilkenny V Seapoint, the top-of-table clash of Carlow v Wicklow, and Tullow v Cill Dara
Ulster host Zebre in the United Rugby Championship this evening.
Kick off at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast is at 7.35.
The DHL Stormers host the Scarlets from 5 o’clock.
There are 8 races on the all-weather card at Dundalk today from 5pm.