Live games on air this Weekend
It’s a hectic weekend of sports here on KCLR.
It starts tonight when Kilkenny goes up against Galway as they head to Laois Hire O’Moore Park on to close out this year’s Electric Ireland Leinster minor hurling championship final.
Throw in at half seven as coverage is brought to you with thanks to Kilkenny Sand & Gravel.
Kilkenny’s intermediates also have a Leinster semi-final to look forward to this weekend as they host Wexford in the first part of our double-header on Saturday.
The game throws in at 12.30 pm and we’ll have it live on Saturday with thanks to Lowery’s Carpets & Furniture.
Carlow are also in Leinster action this weekend on the other side of the bracket. They travel to Dunlavin on Saturday to take on Wicklow in the weekend’s other intermediate semi-final.
The Leinster senior camogie championship moves into the final stage this weekend with Kilkenny set to defend their provincial crown against Dublin.
They’ll have a home advantage too with UPMC Nowlan Park the backdrop for a repeat of last year’s Leinster decider that begins at 2.30 Saturday with thanks to Lowry’s Carpets & Furniture, Kilkenny
With a place in this year’s Joe McDonagh Cup final at stake – and a trip to Croke Park to boot – Attention turns to Carlow hurlers who face one of their biggest tests of the season.
The Barrowsiders put their unbeaten run on the line when they take on Offaly in Netwatch Cullen Park from half five with thanks to Ray Whelan Ltd.
This Saturday at 4pm on KCLR, you can hear Scoreline’s full interview with Michael Duignan.
The Offaly chairperson and former All-Ireland winner looks ahead to his county’s clash with Carlow in the Joe McDonagh Cup on Saturday, a game you can hear live on KCLR from 5.30 pm, looks at the runners and riders in this year’s hurling championship, and gives his take on the current GAA GO debate.
Then on Sunday, the footballers are out in the newly reformatted Tailteann Cup
They take on Wicklow in Aughrim from 4 pm
Piltown advanced to the final of the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate Football Championship
They beat Barrow Rangers last night on a scoreline of 3-11 to 7 points
In Carlow tonight the Bolger Cup continues as Naomh Eoin meets Mount Leinster Rangers. Throw-in is at 8 o’clock in Myshall
There are also four games in Division 1 of the Football league
The action begins at half-seven when Palatine welcome Tinryland Elsewhere Ballon travel to play the Fighting Cocks, while St Patrick’s play OldLeighlin and Eire Og go head to head with Rathvilly
Big weekend on the local front on the junior side of things
Carlow and Parkville United tomorrow in the final of the Douglas Jewelers Carlow Cup
My Own Castlwarren Celtic play Freshford in the Ken & Michael Byrne Cup Final
Then on Sunday it’s the Semi-final of the Junior KCLR McCalmont Cup Semi-final. Freebooters AFC play Deen Celtic AFC. While Callan United take on Evergreen 46.
Speaking of Freebooters they are out in the SFAI U14 National Trophy Final this Saturday. The first time a ‘Booters schoolboy’s side has appeared in All Ireland final and they will go up against Tramore tomorrow at 12 pm.
Kilkenny United also has a big u12 SFAI All-Ireland final on Sunday so best of luck to all sides out in action.
A second-half comeback from West Ham has given them a 2-1 lead to take into the second leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final against AZ Alkmaar.
After being 1-nil down at half-time, Said Benrahma equalized with a penalty before Michail Antonio netted the winner. In the other semi-final, Basel were 2-1 winners over Fiorentina.
Jose Mourinho got the better of his former player Xabi Alonso last night. Roma beat Bayer Leverkusen by a goal to nil in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. On the other side of the draw, it finished 1-all between Juventus and Sevilla.
The Ireland Women’s team begins the final leg of what they hope will be Olympic qualification this morning.
They take on both France and Australia in the HSBC Series finale in Toulouse.
Ireland currently occupy fifth in the World Series rankings, which would be enough to qualify for the Paris Games.