Injury concerns mount for Galway

Galway hurlers' injury list extended following last weekend's club senior hurling championship matches.

Reid: Cats may have to embrace sweeper system

TJ Reid says Kilkenny may have to break with tradition and deploy a sweeper in the future.

Doughan taking nothing for granted

Conor Doughan is refusing to underestimate Offaly's opponents in the Leinster SHC round-robin series.

McGrath defends Davy

The perception of Davy Fitzgerald is far from the truth, according to Waterford manager Derek McGrath.

Waterford are "up there" with Cats, says Kelly

Pat Kelly reckons that Waterford are every bit as good as Kilkenny.

Carey: we're ready

Kerry manager Ciaran Carey believes his side are ready to make their bow in the Leinster SHC.

Erne men draw from one club

Fermanagh lost out to Monaghan in the opening round of the Nicky Rackard Cup last weekend and all bar one of their panel came from the Lisbellaw club.

Corrigan calls for more

Fermanagh forward Sean Corrigan is adamant that they must step up a gear when they face Donegal in the Nicky Rackard Cup.

Hoban sends warning to players

Kilkenny minor manager Pat Hoban sent a message to his players that no place on the team is guaranteed.

Cunniffe throws down gauntlet

Leitrim manager Martin Cunniffe has stressed to his players the importance of a win against Lancashire this weekend.

Team news: Kingdom set for Leinster debut

The Kerry starting team has been revealed ahead of their Leinster SHC debut at Austin Stack Park this weekend.

Team news: Lilywhites show two changes

Kildare manager Joe Quaid has made two changes to his starting team for Saturday's Christy Ring Cup round 2B encounter with Wicklow in Arklow.

Odds: Waterford 8/11 to retain league title

Waterford hold the advantage over Allianz Hurling League Division One final opponents Clare as both sides prepare for the clash in Thurles this Sunday.

Keith hoping for Mourne response

Down goalkeeper Stephen Keith is confident that they can bounce back from their opening round defeat in the Christy Ring Cup when they take on Derry this Saturday.

We won't fear Offaly - Clarke

Westmeath forward Aonghus Clarke feels history won't count for anything when the Lake men take on Offaly this Sunday in their Leinster senior hurling championship opener.

Fitzgerald and Cusack 'a great combination'

Clare midfielder Colm Galvin says he's delighted to see Davy Fitzgerald's bold decision to bring Donal Og Cusack into his backroom team has shown early signs of paying off.

Deise will hold nothing back - O'Connor

Waterford will be approaching Sunday's Allianz Hurling league final "as if it's the be all and end all", according to team selector Fintan O'Connor.

'Skill-wise, Antrim hurling is unbelievable'

Former Antrim hurling star Gary O'Kane says the opportunity to join his county's interim management team was too good to turn down.

Gleeson to cut out 'stupid stuff'

Waterford ace Austin Gleeson has revealed that he has been going over ways to improve his long-range shot selection recently.

Clare suffer Conlon blow

Clare have been dealt a significant blow with the news that John Conlon is ruled out of Sunday's Division 1 final versus holders Waterford in Thurles.

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Sunday 1 May

Leinster SHC round 1
Kerry v Carlow, Austin Stack Park, 1pm
Westmeath v Offaly, Cusack Park, 3pm

Allianz HL Division 1 final
Clare v Waterford, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm

Christy Ring Cup round 2A
London v Meath, Ruislip, 12.30pm

Leinster MHC quarter-final
Westmeath v Offaly, Cusack Park, 1pm

Saturday 30 April

Christy Ring Cup round 2A
Antrim v Roscommon, Dunloy, 3.30pm

Christy Ring Cup round 2B
Derry v Down, Owenbeg, 2pm
Wicklow v Kildare, Arklow, 3.30pm

Nicky Rackard Cup round 2A
Mayo v Armagh, Ballina, 1.30pm
Monaghan v Fingal, Castleblayney, 2pm

Nicky Rackard Cup round 2B
Donegal v Fermanagh, Letterkenny, 2pm
Longford v Tyrone, Pearse Park, 3.30pm

Lory Meagher Cup round 2
Warwickshire v Louth, Pairc na hEireann, 11.45am
Lancashire v Leitrim, Pairc na hEireann, 2pm

Leinster MHC quarter-final
Laois v Dublin, O'Moore Park, 3pm

NHL Tables

Allianz HL 1A P W D L Dif Pts
Kilkenny 5 4 0 1 12 8
Waterford 5 3 1 1 3 7
Dublin 5 3 0 2 2 6
Tipperary 5 2 1 2 20 5
Galway 5 1 2 2 -5 4
Cork 5 0 0 5 -32 0
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