There’s one game in the Leinster senior hurling B championship this afternoon with Castlecomer Community School set to host Heywood from two o’clock.
At the earlier time of half past twelve, St. Mary’s College Knockbeg (Carlow) take on St. Peter’s College of Wexford in either Netwatch Cullen Park or Crettyard, depending on pitch inspections this morning.
There’s been a venue and time change for SETU Carlow’s men’s clash with Limerick Celtics this weekend.
That game will now take place in the National Basketball Arena on Sunday.
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A special homecoming reception for athletes from Kilkenny City Harriers involved at the European Cross Country Championships at the weekend will be held tonight at the Pemroke Hotel in Kilkenny city.
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Harriers Shay McEvoy and Aoibhe Richardson collected team bronze at men’s under 23 and senior women’s respectively with Peter Lynch and Hannah Kehoe of Borris also performing well in the senior mens and junior womens competition.
The KCLR Carlow Shield resumes tonight with the first of three remaining quarter-finals in the competition.
At 8, St. Pat’s Boys host New Oak Boys for a place in the semi-finals against the already-qualified Vale Wanderers.
The two remaining quarter-finals will be played on Sunday morning with Mill Celtic welcoming Killeshin to Ballitore while Crettyard are away to Parkville United.
Semi-final fixtures are provisionally slated for mid-January.
Lionel Messi will have one last chance to win an elusive World Cup.
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He opened the scoring from the penalty spot, and later turned provider for Julian Alvarez’s second, as Argentina beat Croatia by 3 goals to nil in last night’s semi-final in Qatar. Win or lose, Messi will make a record-breaking 26th World Cup appearance if he lines out on Sunday.
Argentina’s opponents in the final will be decided tonight. Defending champions France meet the tournament’s surprise package Morocco. The French are waiting on the fitness of Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot.
Kick-off in the Al Bayt Stadium is at 7 pm.
World Rugby has referred Bernard Laporte’s corruption conviction to its internal ethics officer.
Laporte was handed a suspended two-year prison sentence yesterday, and banned from having any rugby involvement for two years.
He is to remain president of the French Rugby Federation, pending the outcome of an appeal.
However, the French sports minister has called on Laporte to step down in the interests of French rugby.