Another weekend of sporting action has rolled by in the blink of an eye so let’s take a look at some of the stories making headlines on KCLR and Scoreline.ie for your Monday morning.
Beginning with Gaelic games and for the first time since 2008, Tipperary got the better of Kilkenny at UPMC Nowlan yesterday with the Premier getting edging Derek Lyng’s side 2-24 to 1-21 in the second round of this year’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1B.
After the game, the Kilkenny manager, playing his first home match in UPMC Nowlan Park since his appointment last year, held up his hands and admitted that the Cats were second best on the day. You can hear his reaction in full on the latest edition of Scoreline Extra.
They’ll meet this coming week again albeit in a friendly capacity for the Dillon Quirke Memorial game in FBD Semple Stadium Thurles on Sunday.
In Division 2 A Carlow lost out to Kerry 0-18 to 1-13 in Allianz Hurling League in Rionn 2A Round 2. Carlow finished the game with 13 men with both Marty Kavanagh and Kevin McDonald shown red cards in the second half, McDonald’s a straight red for a high tackle. After the game, manager Tom Mullally was asked about some absentees from the squad and you can hear his take again on the latest edition of Scoreline Extra (above).
Also in Division 2A, Kildare had a narrow one-point win over Down to maintain a 100% record in the division, while Offaly also made it two-from-two with 0-33 to 1-15 victory over Derry.
In ladies football, Kilkenny will be happy with a good competitive showing against Derry. While the northern side picked up their first win of this year’s Division 4 campaign, Kilkenny put 1-8 on the scoreboard to Derry’s 1-18 with improvements being made week on week.
In the men’s game, Erins Own have made it two wins from two in the past week after 1-5 to 1-3 win over Thomasotnw yesterday to go top of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Senior football league group A while Railyard put 3-14 past Clara in Moneenroe to nip ahead of Mullinavat on scoring difference in Group B.
Towns Cup or bust?
The Provincial Towns Cup got underway yesterday for local rugby teams. Kilkenny had already secured a bye to the second round leaving Carlow and Tullow in action. Carlow were 20-15 winners away to Dundalk while Tullow made it two wins in as many weeks against Athy with a 37-16 win at Black Gates.
With the draw made for the next round, Carlow will host New Ross at Oak Park, Tullow welcome Boyne to Black Gates while Division 1A rivals Ashbourne head to Foulkstown to take on Kilkenny. All ties will be played on the 26th of this month with a 3pm kick off.
New Oak knocked out
While there was plenty of action locally yesterday, the big game of the day saw Carlow’s defending National Premier Division champions take on League of Ireland side Bray Wanderers in the last sixteen of the Leinster Senior Cup.
Going into the break 1-0 down after a tightly contested first half, Bray ran out 3-0 winners to advance to the quarter-finals of this year’s competition.
With New Oak in cup action, St. Pat’s Boys had the chance to close the gap on the league leaders but were beaten 4-1 away to Vale Wanderers meaning they’re two points off the lead but have played three more games than their title rivals.
In Kilkenny, Bridge United are up to third following a 4-0 win away to Clover United in the St. Canice’s Credit Union Premier Division while in the newly named KCLR Scoreline Division 1, Ormonde Villa were 4-1 winners over Lions.
The draw for the next round of the KCLR McCalmont Cup was also made live on air yesterday evening, details of which you’ll find on Scoreline.ie this morning.
Chiefs are Champs
Lastly, the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the 2022/23 season.
It’s the second time in four years that Andy Reid’s side have won the biggest trophy in American football. Six points down heading into the final quarter, they beat the Philadelphia Eagles by 38-35 overnight.
A converted field goal from Harrison Butker with seconds left on the clock was the difference between the sides. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes also played a pivotal role in the Chiefs success, having looked troubled with an ankle injury in the first half.
Get more stories across the day on air on KCLR and tune to Full Time this evening just after 6pm with Martin Quilty to recap more of the weekend’s sporting action.