It’s a big weekend as Leinster club finals take center stage with Kilkenny teams leading the charge.
Thomastown is poised for an intense battle against Bray Emmetts in the intermediate decider at 1 o’clock on Saturday, and all ears are on Echelon Park in Aughrim as the showdown unfolds in this picturesque venue.
We will also have extensive reports from Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore, as Tullogher Rosbercon is set to face Carrig and Riverstown in the junior final.
Then on Sunday, we are off to France as Leinster meet La Rochelle for the first time since their Champions Cup Final defeat.
Great news also that Carlows Ed Byrne is back in the squad after sustaining a nasty injury last year.
That kicks off Sunday at 3:30 pm
Tonight’s Stryve U20 Football Championship ‘A’ Group 1 fixture features Eire Og Clg against Michael Davitts at 6:00 PM in Pairc Ui Bhriain.
In Group 2, Rathvilly takes on Clonmore/Grange at 8:00 PM in Fr Ryan Park.
In the LFA O’Neills Junior Cup fixtures on Sunday for Kilkenny and Carlow sides.
Bridge United clashes with New Oak FC in a Kilkenny v Carlow encounter at 11:00 AM. Additionally, Evergreen FC competes against Baldoyle Utd at the same time.
Later at 2 pm North End takes on Hanover Harps, Kilcock Celtic faces Newpark
Tottenham Hotspur have now lost 4 of their last 5 Premier League games.
They were beaten 2-1 by West Ham in North London.
Jarrod Bowen and James Ward Prowse scored second-half goals for the Hammers in the victory.
Everton gained a much-needed win by thumping Newcastle United 3-nil at Goodison Park.
The Toffees moved out of the relegation zone with goals by Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure (pr: Doo-coor-ay) and Beto.
Everton would be 10th in the table if not for a 10-point deduction imposed by the Premier League for breaching financial rules.
Masters champion Jon Rahm has shocked the world of golf by defecting to the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV golf tour.
Rahm is reported to have banked over 500 million euros for signing with LIV, who have failed to gain audience traction for their 54-hole competition and team format.
Earlier this year, the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and Saudi Public Investment Fund announced a ‘framework agreement’ for the future of the game, but that framework has yet to be realized.
Mooncoin Jack Brennan has been awarded the Billy Coleman award for rally driving at the Irish motorsport awards in Dublin.
At 19 years old he is the youngest to receive the prize.
Another big day ahead for Team Ireland at the European Swimming Championships in Romania
Kilkenny’s Maria Godden will be competing in the Women’s 100-metre Backstroke