"BRILLIANT" was the word used by both Liberty Insurance Player of the Match Denise Gaule and victorious manager Ann Downey as Kilkenny got their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship campaign off to the perfect start with a 1-13 to 0-14 victory over Galway.
CORK manager Ephie Fitzgerald has drafted dual star Hannah Looney into his starting line-up for Sunday's TG4 Munster Ladies Senior Football Championship Final against Waterford at Fraher Field, Dungarvan (6.30pm).
An epic Nowlan Park encounter between Galway and Kilkenny was the highlight of the hurling weekend while supporters of Limerick, Cork and Wexford also had cause for celebration. Here is our hurling team of the week...
"The implications of defeat more than focused the mind. For us, it was an inconceivable though, let alone a reality. There was no way we were going to let it go today that we were going to exit the Championship at this early stage."