Castlecomer Community School fell in the first round of the B championship to Banagher College, 0-18 to 0-14.
Kieran’s will be in action again next week with Nowlan Park providing the backdrop for their Leinster junior hurling A final against Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown. That game is now penciled in for 1.30 pm on Wednesday.
Kilkenny City Harriers are calling out for those interested in taking part in this year’s Medieval Mile Run to register ahead of time.
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Attention turns to Group F this morning, as beaten finalists of four years ago – Croatia – take on Morocco at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Kick-off there is at 10 am.
The group’s other game has a 7 pm start and sees Canada play their first World Cup game since 1986, with Belgium the opposition.
Four-time World Cup winners Germany open their Group E account against Japan from 1.
And on 4, 2010 champions Spain take on Costa Rica in Doha.
The German Football Association is taking FIFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after captains were stopped from wearing One Love armbands at the World Cup.
They were among several European nations, including England and Wales, warned they could face “massive” sporting sanctions if they put it on in Qatar.
The armband is to promote diversity and inclusion.
The 17-year reign of the Glazer family over Manchester United could soon come to a close.
It’s reported they are to seek outside investment in the Premier League club, which could result in its eventual sale.
The Glazers have owned United since 2005, when they bought the club for 790 million pounds.
There is a great Twitter thread by Swiss Ramble with some main points below :
After Manchester United’s awful start to the season, the focus has once again turned to the Glazers. This thread will look at some of the reasons why the club’s fans might be unhappy with their owners – from a financial perspective #MUFC
MUFC are the only Premier League club to pay dividends to their shareholders, mainly the Glazers. Since 2016 they have paid a hefty £166m, averaging £22m a year.
MUFC £21m interest payment in 2020/21 was still the highest in the Premier League. United have now paid a staggering three-quarters of a billion pounds (£743m) in interest since the Glazers’ leveraged buy-out in 2005.
Focusing on the last 12 years, MUFC £517m interest payment is nearly three times as much as the next highest club, namely Arsenal with £174m. Looked at another way, it is almost as much as the rest of the Premier League combined (£536m).
Even after all the refinancings, MUFC £592m gross debt is virtually unchanged since the Glazers’ arrival. Glazers apologists will point to MUFC massive transfer spend, which is a meaty £1.4 bln since 2012. Furthermore, £850m in last 5 years was only surpassed by #MCFC & #CFC (both £992m), but the point here is that this is money the club has generated, not provided by the owners.
It’s estimated that the Glazers have taken out £1.1 bln from #MUFC (interest £743m, debt repayments £147m, dividends £166m, directors remuneration £55m & management fees £23m). Total cost to United rises to £1.6 bln if £465m share sales are included.
Someone who definitely won’t be at United after the World Cup is Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 37-year-old left the club with immediate effect, following his controversial television interview.
The forward’s contract has been terminated by mutual agreement
Tickets for all DP World Tour events for 2023 have gone on sale, including the Horizon Irish Open.
Having been staged at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny for the past two years, the competition moves to a new date and venue this year with The K Club set to host the 2023, 2025, and 2027 editions while the whole event shifts to September, just ahead of the Ryder Cup.
Rory McIlroy has already indicated he will take part next year with golf underway from September 6th.
That’s what’s happening in the world of sport this morning