Tuesday rolls around again, we’ve put the weekend firmly behind us and we’re now shaping up for another few busy days on the sporting front. Let’s check the headlines of the day for KCLR and Scoreline.ie.
Beginning with Gaelic Games and Carlow camogie captain Kate Nolan says they’ll be taking things one game at a time as they start their All-Ireland intermediate camogie series this weekend.
Having already won Division 3A this year, losing out to Kilkenny in the provincial decider this past weekend, Carlow face a tough test in their opening group game with a trip to 2021 All-Ireland champions Antrim on Saturday. Speaking to Scoreline this week, Nolan says they’ll be going step-by-step but ambitions for the group are high. You can hear Kate on this week’s Scoreline Extra podcast from the one-hour mark.
Kilkenny’s intermediates, beaten by Antrim in that 2021 final, are also out as they head to St. Perregrine’s GAA grounds to take on Dublin on Saturday. You can hear more on both games on tonight’s edition of our award-winning Camán Caint camogie podcast.
We had Kilkenny minor hurling manager Niall Bergin on Full Time last night with Martin Quilty to talk about the Cats’ exit of the All-Ireland series at the hands of Clare at the weekend. As the conversation went on though, discussions turned to structures being put in place for development squads and younger inter-county teams, something that Offaly seem to be reaping the benefits of in recent years. For Bergin, he recognises that change is a process but it’s not going to happen overnight or even over a few months. Listen back to that conversation on the latest Full Time podcast below from the 24-minute mark.
In football, there was one game last night in Division 3 of the Carlow football league which saw Ballon beat Palatine 1-15 to 0-15. There were also wins in the minor spring league for Éire Óg, Kildavin/Clonegal and Tinryland who had a 4-14 to 2-7 win at home over Fenagh. There are a handful of games on in Carlow tonight including the Football League Division 1 meeting o fSt. Patrick’s and Fenagh at Br. Leo Park from eight o’clock.
And in schools’ action, the first of this week’s KCLR Cumann na mBunscoil camogie finals took place last evening with Bennettsbridge claiming the Roinn E title in a win over Danesfort. All other finals will take place this coming Sunday at Young Irelands GAA grounds in Gowran with proceedings underway from 11am, the last game of the day slated for a 5pm throw-in.
Racing returns to Gowran
There’s another evening of flat racing planned for Kilkenny’s Gowran Park later. The first of an eight race card goes to post at the earlier-than-advertised time of 4.35pm, the last off at ten past eight. Complimentary shuttle buses will leave the gates of Kilkenny Castle at 3.35pm, returning after the final race of the day.
Newcastle to Europe, Juventus not so
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe says the club has achieved Champions League qualification “ahead of schedule”. They secured their place in Europe’s top competition for the first time in 20 years with a goalless draw against Leicester in the Premier League last night. Leicester are two points from safety ahead of their final game of the season against West Ham on Sunday.
Juventus, meanwhile, could miss out on European football entirely this season. Italy’s Federal Court of Appeal have imposed a 10-point penalty on the Turin club for falsely inflating transfer fees to boost capital gains. The ruling came immediately before Juve’s 4-1 defeat away to Empoli which leaves them seventh in Serie A.
No rematch for Taylor
Lastly, on the boxing front, Amanda Serrano says a rematch with Katie Taylor is ‘off the table’. The undisputed featherweight champion was due to face Taylor this past weekend, before a hand injury opened up an opportunity for Chantelle Cameron. With Cameron beating Taylor, Serrano says she’s at peace with the rematch not happening.
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