With your Tuesday morning fix of what’s happening in the world of sport across Kilkenny, Carlow and further afield, let’s get into today’s Scoreline Morning Report.
Beginning with Gaelic Games and the celebrations were continuing yesterday for Ballyhale Shamrocks following the team’s All-Ireland success on Sunday, winning a 9th All-Ireland senior club hurling title at the expense of Antrim’s Dunloy.
Manager Pat Hoban joined us on Full Time last evening during the celebrations and outlined that while some of the club’s bigger names are set to travel, talk is already turning towards their next big win. Hoban also confirmed that Colin Fennelly and Joey Holden are set to resume the travels halted for last year’s championship run with Brian Cody also set to depart the panel.
No Walsh Cup this weekend, Glen left disappointed
Saturday’s Walsh Cup final between Galway and Wexford has been scrapped – or at least the trip to Croke Park has.
Wexford and Galway are due to play each other in the opening round of the National Hurling League and have agreed that the game can double up as this year’s Walsh Cup final, giving both sides an extra week of training.
In football, Derry club ‘Glen’ say it’s ‘extremely disappointing’ they have been placed in a position to appeal or not the presence of a 16th man by Kilmacud Crokes in Sunday’s All Ireland Club Final. The GAA won’t review the incident unless there is an official objection, which must be submitted by tomorrow afternoon. Crokes won the game on the day by 2 points.
Locally, there’s Sigerson Cup action tonight for SETU Carlow as their hurlers head to Limerick to take on UL Wolves at 7pm in the third round of this year’s colleges competition.
In GAA related news, the 2014 minor All-Ireland winning captain with Kilkenny, Rower Inistioge’s Darragh Joyce looks like he’ll get to spend another year in the AFL playing Aussie rules.
Joyce was delisted by St. Kilda’s last summer and had made the trip back to Kilkenny to take up some championship hurling with the club but returned to Australia with news confirmed yesterday that he’s penned a one-year deal with the Brisbane Lions ahead of the start of the 2023 AFL season.
Former Thyestes and Grand National-winning jockey David Mullins has been telling KCLR that this week’s Goffs Thyestes Chase is set to be one of the most competitive in recent years.
We were asking David to narrow down the type of horse he might go for in previous years given conditions are usually soft in Gowran for this week’s big race day but with the strength in depth for the feature race, there doesn’t seem to be any picking a clear winner. You can pick up on that story in more detail later this morning on Scoreline.ie.
Record-equalling Kane, Lampard out the gap
Harry Kane scored his 16th goal of the Premier League season as Tottenham beat Fulham 10 at Craven Cottage last night. He is now level with Jimmy Greaves on 266 club goals, a record that has stood alone since the 70s. Spurs stay fifth in the table, but move to within three points of the Champions League places and Man United.
Elsewhere, Everton are on the hunt for a new manager after sacking Frank Lampard yesterday. The club lie second from bottom in the Premier League on goal difference only with league-leaders Arsenal and Mersey rivals Liverpool on the fixtures horizon. Former Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and ex-Burnley manager Sean Dyche have been linked with the role.
In the first Carabao Cup semi-final tonight, Southampton take on Newcastle at St Mary’s. The first leg begins at 8pm. Nottingham Forest and Man United meet tomorrow night.
Get these stories and more across the day on air on KCLR and here on Scoreline.ie.