Last night saw SETU Carlow get off to a losing start in the opening round of this year’s Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup.
Playing away to St. Mary’s Belfast, Carlow trailed 0-7 to 0-6 at the break but with conor McConville in fine form, the hosts pulled away in the second half to run out 0-14 to 0-8 winners.
On the inter-county front, Carlow are off to Stradbally tonight in the hope of picking up their first pre-season win with the final round of this year’s Leinster GAA O’Byrne Cup.
Laois provide the opposition and having missed out on a win last week against Meath, they’ll be hoping to make home advantage count against Niall Carew’s side who fell to a 15-to-4 point defeat against Longford at the weekend.
Throw-in tonight for Carlow is at 8pm in Delaney Park.
Elsewhere Louth’s semi-final opponents in Leinster’s O’Byrne Cup football will also be decided tonight.
The winner of the meeting of Dublin and Offaly at Parnell Park will advance to a tie with the Wee County.
Ashbourne hosts the meeting of Meath and Longford, with the winner of that one going straight into next week’s final.
Kilkenny GAA Supporters Club will host their AGM on Tuesday the 31st of this month at half past seven in UPMC Nowlan Park, all are welcome to attend.
On the underage side of things, Carlow Ladies are continuing their pre-season trials for Under 14 players.
There’s one session tonight form 6.30pm on the outside pitch at Netwatch Cullen Park with the final county trial being held this Sunday morning from a quarter to ten in the same venue.
There is one game of note on the Leinster post primary calendar today as Castlecomer Community School head to FCJ Bunclody for their Leinster senior hurling B championship preliminary round fixture.
Throw-in at HWH Bunclody GAA grounds is at midday.
Kilkenny Camogie have confirmed that the Kilkenny River Court Hotel Junior B county final, refixed from last year between Dicksboro and Thomastown, will take place this Sunday at 1pm in Danesfort.
Ahead of that game, the Gaeltec Minor C league final between John Lockes of Callan and Tullogher will take place in John Locke Park with a 12pm throw-in. Admission to either game is a fiver on the gate.
Newcastle United advanced to the Carabao Cup semi-finals for just the second time in their history last night.
Second half goals from Dan Burn and Joelinton saw the Magpies complete a 2-nil win over Leicester City at St. James’s Park.
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In last night’s other quarter final, Manchester United defeated Charlton Athletic 3-nil at Old Trafford. United forward Marcus Rashford took his tally for the season to fifteen, netting two late goals.
The last four will be confirmed tonight.
Brian Clough was still in charge of Nottingham Forest the last time they reached the semis, and they take on Wolves at the City Ground. That game starts at 7.45.
Gavin Bazunu will be tasked with keeping his former side at bay as Southampton play host to Manchester City. Kick off at St Mary’s is at 8.
The draw for the semi finals will be made after the games.
Chelsea are expected to complete the loan signing of Joao Felix today.
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The Premier League club are paying Atletico Madrid 11-million euro for the Portuguese forward’s services for the rest of the season, as well as covering his entire wage packet.
Mark Williams last night set up a Masters quarter-final with Ronnie O’Sullivan.
The Welshman beat David Gilbert by 6 frames to 2.
The last of the first round matches in London will be wrapped up by tonight.
First up, Judd Trump takes on Ryan Day, with Barry Hawkins awaiting the winner.
The evening session sees Kyren Wilson face Stuart Bingham for the right to play Shaun Murphy in the last eight.
Excitement is starting to build around Gowran Park with the “race that stops a county” just over two weeks away.
The 2023 renewal of the Goffs Thyestes Day takes place at the Kilkenny race course on Thursday the 26th of this month and we’ll be there live across the day to bring you all the racing action, interviews and maybe a tip or two.
Keep an eye on our socials over the next few days as we give you the chance to win tickets to Thyestes Day at Gowran Park.