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The curtain closes on Connacht Rugby’s season with a final Irish derby clash against Munster at Thomond Park this evening (7.05pm). Magners League leaders Munster, unable to be overtaken, have already qualified for a home semi-final, while Connacht are in a respectable ninth place, ahead of Treviso, Glasgow, and Aironi.
The curtain closes on Connacht Rugby’s season with a final Irish derby clash against Munster at Thomond Park tomorrow (7.05pm).
Stephen Cooney heads the list of Mayo hopefuls into the second series of All-Ireland semi-finals at various venues this weekend. A former minor champion, his next logical step is to earn his senior spurs by capturing an intermediate title. Such titles are far from easily won and his showdown with the highly rated Diarmuid Nash from Clare this Sunday promises to be a top quality affair. Nash and partner Niall Malone reached the intermediate doubles final when they did just enough against Chris Doolin and Niall McGrath of Roscommon in a refixed semi-final match at Clooney on Saturday. The Cooney v Nash match is currently scheduled as the third of three games at Claremorris but may be moved to Ballaghaderreen the same afternoon.
The Kilkenny minors got last Sunday off to the perfect start when they regained the ESB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship title after a 2-10 to 0-14 defeat of Clare in a cracking game at Croke Park.
Kilkenny’s Ian Dowling has been ruled out of action ahead of Saturday's Magners League tie against the Ospreys. Dowling is nursing a knee injury that will see him out of action until next week when he is expected to make a full recovery.
Connacht rugby has achieved a huge boost with five players selected on Ireland’s summer tour to Canada and the US, and five on Ireland’s Churchill Cup squad.
Connacht Rugby players have received a huge confidence boost and some rare silverware with their success at the Churchill Cup Tournament in America.