Eoin Cody feels as though a victory for Kilkenny over Limerick in Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League final will be hugely significant ahead of the Leinster championship.
In an exclusive interview with KCLR’s Scoreline, which you can hear in full from 5 pm tomorrow, Kilkenny captain Cody said that a win against the All-Ireland champions will leave the team in good stead with the provincial championship on the horizon later this month.
You can hear full live commentary of Sunday’s league final between Kilkenny and Limerick from 2 pm this Sunday on KCLR with thanks to Laharts. Our build-up to the game will begin immediately after the news at 1 o’clock with our match coverage being kindly sponsored by Country Style.
See also: Can Kilkenny claim a historic 20th league title?
On Saturday the Carlow hurlers begin their Joe McDonagh campaign against Kildare
Both sides are managed by two Kilkenny men with Tom Mullaley facing off against David Herity Kildare are coming off the back of a league final loss, but hopes are high for the barrowsdiers with that game throwing in on our Carlow frequencies at 3pm with thanks to ray whelan waste managment
Kilkenny U-20 manager Mark Dowling and his selectors have named the Kilkenny team that will take on Wexford in the opening round of the O’Neills. com Leinster U-20 Hurling Championship on Saturday next in Chadwicks Wexford Park.
Thomastown’s Luke Connellan has been named captain with clubmate Zach Bay Hammond vice-captain. Speaking of clubs there is 12 total represented on the starting 15 with only Thomastown, Glenmore, and Emeralds players doubling up.
Senior panel members Billy Drennan, Georoid Dunne, and Harry Shine are named in the extended panel.
Tune into KCLR Scoreline from 2 pm Saturday as defending Leinster and All-Ireland U20 hurling champions Kilkenny begin their provincial championship this weekend with a trip to Chadwick’s Wexford Park to take on Wexford.
See also: Kilkenny U20 team named to face Wexford this weekend
For the Carlow, under 20’s it was a tough night in O’Moore Park in their championship encounter with Laois.
Two goals in the first half someone put the game to bed with the finishing scoreline reading 3-27 to 15 points.
Both Counties minors teams are out today as Carlow travels to Mullingar to face Westmeath for a 2 pm throw-in. While Kilkenny welcomes Galway to UPMC Nowlan Park for a 5 o’clock throw-in.
See also: The Kilkenny minor team announced ahead of the Good Friday clash with Galway in UPMC Nowlan Park
It’s a huge weekend for our local sides as the three of them compete in the Provincial Towns Cup Semi-Finals
Carlow clashes with Tullow in Enniscorthy while Kilkenny takes on Cill Dara in Portlaoise with 3 pm kick off’s for both games on Sunday.
See also: The Knock On Season 2 E26: Towns Cup Semi Final Previews – Carlow v Tullow, Kilkenny v Cill Dara, Seconds Towns Cup review, Tullow Ladies win in Paul Flood Cup and more
Leinster will look to book their place in the last four of the Heineken Champions Cup tonight.
Leo Cullen’s side take on Leicester Tigers in their quarter-final in Dublin at eight
Local soccer saw New Oak advance to the semi-finals of the Douglas Jewlers Cup after besting Burrin Celtic 1 nil
While Freebooters have a chance to advance to a Leinster semi-final when they travel to play Aungier Celtic tomorrow
Across the pond, there is some big fixtures:
Saturday, 8th April
12:30 Manchester United v Everton
15:00 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Newcastle United
Fulham v West Ham United
Leicester City v Bournemouth
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea
17:30 Southampton v Manchester City
Sunday 9th April
14:00 Leeds United v Crystal Palace
16:30 Liverpool v Arsenal