Tuesday 17 October 2017

Wallace exit rocks antrim

ANTRIM are searching for a new hurling manager following the resignation of Jerry Wallace yesterday.

The Corkman, who took over from Dinny Cahill late last year, announced his resignation in a statement. Antrim are preparing for an All-Ireland qualifier clash with either Limerick or Laois on June 30, having been beaten by Westmeath in the first round of the Leinster championship.

It's expected that they will appoint an interim manager and reassess at the end of the summer.

Cork's Aidan Walsh is a doubt for tomorrow's Munster football semi-final with Kerry, after pulling up with a hamstring injury at training earlier this week. He has been named at midfield in tomorrow's starters, but if he does not make it, the Rebels have plenty of cover, with fit-again Ciaran Sheehan among those ready to come in.

Munster Council have confirmed the venues for their provincial finals, depending on pairings. If Cork win tomorrow the football final will take place in the Gaelic Grounds. If it is between Kerry and Clare it will also go to Limerick, but if it is Kerry versus Limerick it will be in Killarney.

If Cork reach the Munster hurling final it will take place in Thurles, but if Tipp go through it will either take place in Limerick (against Clare) or Pairc Ui Chaoimh (against Waterford).

Leinster Council have revealed the order for their double-header in Portlaoise tomorrow week, with the hurling semi-final between Galway and Offaly at 2.0 and the Kildare v Offaly football quarter-final at 4.0.

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