Kilkenny United manager Noel Kealy was in an optimistic mood about his side's performance against Cork despite a 4-0 loss.
Looking forward to all the action at the weekend? Well give yourself a taster before hand with some cracking ties...
Brian Cody and Sean O'Brien to speak at Mensana for Men event in Carlow this Sunday.
Shamrocks will take on league champions Tullaroan on Saturday in UPMC Nowlan Park.