The Kildavin Clonegal GAA lotto
WAS held in Osborne's Lounge, Clonegal, on Sunday, 13th July.
Of the three games played in the opening round of the J. J. Kavanagh Senior hurling championship Naomh Eoin were the only winners defeating Erins Own by five points at Dr. Cullen Park on Sunday evening, the other two games finished level.
It's back! Championship hurling in Carlow has come bursting back to life after the weekend and already it looks like 2013 is going to be very tight.
Mullingar had almost everything on Sunday from championship weather to championship football but sadly there was a complete disaster when it came to the public trying to get their hands on tickets.
It's a wonderful feeling leaving a championship game when your team has won and for the Carlow hurlers that feeling is something which no Carlow team had ever had before Saturday.
SCORING 3-7 in the second half would win a lot of games, but it wasn't enough for Carlow Minor hurlers as they came up two points short to Kildare before bowing out of the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor hurling championship at Dr. Cullen Park on Saturday.
The football leagues continued at the weekend and another surprising string of results are the talk of the football community among Carlow folk.
Carlow secured their rightful place in the Irish Daily Star National League Division 4 final following this comprehensive win over neighbours Kildare in the semi-final clash at Mountmellick on Sunday.
There are only three rounds of football played so far this year but at Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels the standard of refereeing is becoming alarming with inconsistency the main complaint among Carlow football followers.
At half time in this Minor hurling match there was only slight cause for concern for the Carlow team as supporters may have felt they didn't use the stiff breeze to its full advantage.
St Anne's got their league campaign off to a great start with a 2-6 to 1-7 win over Palatine ladies in Palatine on Friday evening.
The Carlow Coyotes ladies rugby team just keep on winning and there appears to be no way in the world to stop them.
Round two of the football leagues took place at the weekend and threw up some interesting results.
Tuesday April 9
It was the smallest crowd to attend a Carlow football match this year at any venue and the crowd that did turn up didn't seem overly interested in the game in front of them.
The football leagues finally kicked off at the weekend and once again the ball is rolling.
The indoor season came to an end on Saturday when the Woodie's DIY All-Ireland juvenile relays were held at the magnificent Athlone International Arena.
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