Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Group 1 Down 0-6 Cork 0-18 THERE was a surreal feeling pitch-side at Páirc Esler on Saturday evening seconds after Gavin Donegan blew his final whistle on a comprehensive 12-points victory for Cork.
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Group 1 Saturday, 5pm: Páirc Esler: Down v Cork WHEN Paula Gribben married Darren O’Hagan last October, the wedding was shoe-horned into the busy schedule of two elite sports stars.
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final: Kilkenny v Limerick (tomorrow, Semple Stadium, 2pm, live on RTE1) BY the time the whistle blows on Kilkenny and Limerick’s clash in Thurles tomorrow afternoon, there will only be three games left in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship – barring replays.
All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final: Clare v Wexford (today, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 3pm, live on RTE1) IT may not have been the route that they wanted to take but Wexford will have been mightily glad to have gotten a competitive fixture under their belt last weekend.
Matchbox Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final replay Kilkenny v Galway (tomorrow, Semple Stadium, 3pm) KILKENNY and Galway served a timely reminder that the classics aren’t just confined to the Munster Championship as they shared 36 points last weekend.
DOWN GAA has been announced as the new sponsor of the annual 12th July dual race day at Dundalk Stadium, using the flagship race day as a fundraising initiative and inviting all clubs within Club Down to make their way south on the traditional 12th July holiday.
Joe McDonagh Cup promotion/relegation play-off: Antrim 3-23 Kildare 1-17 THE Kildare footballers may have been dancing in the evening sunshine down in Newbridge on Saturday night – but spare a thought for their hurlers who had to absorb a terrible injustice up in Armagh a few hours earlier.