Tributes continue to pour in for Craig Breen following the death of the Slieverue native during a pre-event test ahead of next week’s Croatia Rally event.
Described by the World Rally Championship as “a rally fan first and a rally driver second”, Breen was preparing for his second start of the season for Hyundai Motorsport having equalled a career-high second-place finish at Rally Sweden in February.
In all, Breen recorded 82 starts in the WRC, claiming six-second places and three third places for three different manufacturers – Citroën, Ford and Hyundai.
See also: Irish WRC star, Slieverue native Craig Breen killed in crash during testing for WRC Croatia
ON KCLR THIS WEEKEND
We have not one, not two but three live games coming up on KCLR this weekend.
Starting proceedings will be Mark Dowlings Kilkenny team who face off with Galway in the Leinster Under 20 hurling championship from 2 o’clock. Coverage with thanks to MW Hire Group.
Then our attention quickly turns to Cork v Kilkenny in the VERY Camogie League Division 2B final. Speaking before the game on our Caman Caint podcast, manager Seamus Kelly described the threat his side faces.
Then on Sunday it’s a trip to Austin stack park as Carlow meets Kerry in round 2 of the Joe McDonagh Cup at 2 pm. Coverage of that one is with thanks to Ray Whelan Waste Management.
James Stephens got the better of Piltown in the Kilkenny Vehicle Centre Minor A Hurling League, with the city side claiming a 5-17 to 1-10 win.
Tonight there are two quarter-finals in the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate & Junior Football Championship
Piltown meets Glenmore in the intermediate ranks while on the junior side of things Railyard face off with Windgap, both those games throw-in at seven.
In Carlow, there are three games in the Football League Division 1. Palatine play Rathvilly, Eire Og face St. patricks while Old Leighlin meet Fenagh
There is a host of Feile – U15 Hurling happening around Carlow county while there is one Bolger Shield game with Mt Leinster Rangers meeting Burren Rangers, throw in on that one from 7.15.
Manchester United let a two-goal lead slip to draw with Sevilla in the Europa League last night.
The first leg of their quarter-final finished 2-all at Old Trafford, with Harry Maguire’s own goal in added time levelling the tie. Lisandro Martinez was stretchered off and the extent of his injury is uncertain. The return leg takes place next Thursday.
There is one game tonight in the Carlow soccer league as Killeshin face off with New Oak in the Keating Memorial Premier Cup from 8 o’clock
While attention in Kilkenny is all on the LFA quarter-final clash this weekend Thomastown welcomes Old County on Sunday from 2 pm.
SEE ALSO: Thomastown secured quarter-final place in Leinster after another dramatic penalty shootout
There are two Dublin derbies down for decision in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tonight. Leaders Bohemians host St Patrick’s Athletic at Dalymount Park. And Damien Duff takes his Shelbourne side to play Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght. Tonight’s other game is at the Belfield Bowl, where UCD face Cork City.
All three matches kick off at 7.45.
There are four Grade Ones on the card on day two of the Grand National Festival at Aintree.
The Melling Chase over 2 and a half miles is the feature at 3.30. The first of today’s seven races is off at 1.45. Here at home, there’s racing at both Ballinrobe and Dundalk this evening.