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Saturday: Nowlan Park 4.30. Glenmore v Danesfort
A Galway man caught up in the New Zealand earthquake which devastated the city of Christchurch and surrounding areas has spoken of the shock and sheer bewilderment still felt by tourists and by residents, many of whom have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Black and Amber Alert! Make sure to be in situ before 1.30pm this Sunday at Croke Park — as the Kilkenny and Clare Minor hurlers are expected to serve up a treat in the ESB All-Ireland MHC Final — with the counties already well balanced having faced each other on three occasions to date this year.
There was a dreamlike and eerie atmosphere in Pearse Stadium on Sunday afternoon as most hurling supporters kept their powder dry and stayed away until the league final on Sunday week.
On Saturday night in Thurles a thrilling touch of the Irish sporting summer will be available as the All Ireland hurling championship is now in the long desired do-or-die phase. Whoever loses from here on in will be a mere afterthought in the tale of 2008 so there shouldn’t be any shortage of intensity or incentive.
Kilkenny intermediates’ great victory over Dublin after extra time last Saturday afternoon means once again it's a clean sweep of provincial titles. This achievement in itself would satisfy most hurling counties, but in Kilkenny the players are only too aware that their greatness is judged on their ability to land All-Ireland titles. Pressure it may be but that's the reality you face when you pull on the famous black and amber shirt. This Sunday, both the seniors and minors head to Croker hoping they can get the job done which would give them a tilt at All-Ireland glory.
All three Kilkenny county champions negotiated their first round Leinster Championship matches last weekend, junior champion's Tullogher Rosbercon got the ball rolling in the best possible way by beating St Peregrines/Trinity Gael's of Dublin by 6 points in O'Toole Park on Saturday. Sunday saw Nowlan Park play host to a double header, intermediate champion’s Erin’s Own of Castlecomer pitted themselves against Carlow senior winners, Naomh Bríd of Old Leighlin. This game went down to the wire. The Comer men eventually came out on top by 2 points in what was described as a cracking game. The Old Leighlin men are very passionate about their hurling, they went to war last Sunday without their veteran centre back and former county and Leinster star, Johnny Nevin, who was away in Australia on over 40s duty. Nevin may be getting on, but by all accounts he still has the drive and passion to compete at the highest level. Comer's cause was helped in the first half by goals from Davy Buggy and Jimmy Byrne, they had to withstand a lot of pressure in the second half before coming out on top. Their next hurdle is Blackwater of Wexford.
Seven of the clubs in contention for February’s AIB GAA Club Championship semi finals received a boost today with the news that a player from each club will be recognised with an AIB Provincial Player Award, to be presented in Dublin on Tuesday, February 9.