SHANE Dowling revealed he broke down in tears after suffering an injury setback that he felt would rule him out of Na Piarsaigh’s All-Ireland Club senior hurling semi-final with Slaughtneil last weekend.
AIB All-Ireland Club SHC semi-final: Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Robert Emmet’s, Slaughtneil (Derry) (today, Parnell Park, 2pm, live on TG4) WHEN Na Piarsaigh last set foot in Parnell Park, the shoe was an ill fit on the same foot that Slaughtneil experienced a year ago.
All-Ireland Senior A camogie semi-final: Saturday, 12pm in Cushendun: Cross & Passion, Ballycastle v Presentation, Thurles There will be a third All-Ireland semi-final in the space of 12 months against a Thurles team for most of the Cross & Passion, Ballycastle (CPC) squad tomorrow in Cushendun.
DESPITE injury concerns over a couple of his key men, Slaughtneil boss Michael McShane believes the back-to-back Ulster champions are a much improved team from last year’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Cuala.
ANTRIM hurler Matthew Donnelly has praised the senior management team despite two narrow losses to Galway and Dublin in this season’s NHL Division 1B and says they’ve helped him rediscover his love for the game.
There is a flurry of Ulster Schools’ football activity this week as the half-term approaches and the Ulster Schools Council (USC) hopeful of having the semi-final line-ups complete in the four senior competitions.
KILKENNY moved well clear at the top of Group 2 of the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 with their third win in three outings, this time a 1-14 to 0-8 triumph over south east neighbours Waterford at the Conahy Shamrocks club.
National Hurling League Division 3A Louth v Tyrone (tomorrow, Darver, 2pm) THE pre-season exchanges had looked so bright for Tyrone, capped off by a memorable McGurk Cup draw with Antrim, but they were brought back down to earth with a bang against Warwickshire as the League season got underway last weekend.
THE future of hurling in Ulster has been the subject of much debate in recent days, and Armagh’s Cahal Carvill feels the small ball game “needs to be prioritised above all other sports” by the Ulster Council.