Preview: Sunday's Hurling action
Sunday January 7
Co-op Superstores Munster Hurling League
Clare v Cork, Cusack Park, 2pm
Limerick v Kerry, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm
An interesting early January tussle is imminent in Ennis when Clare and Cork clash.
Clare cruised to a convincing win over Kerry, while a spirited Cork display wasn't enough against Limerick.
John Meyler is completely aware of the promise that exists within Cork making seven changes for this weekend's encounter.
Evan Sheehan, who enjoyed a hugely productive campaign with the Cork minors in 2017, is included in the starting XV.
David Reidy, Cathal O'Connell, Shane O'Donnell, and Bobby Duggan all plundered goals in Clare's win against Kerry at LIT.
Niall Deasy and Colin Guilfoyle were others who contributed to that victory with Donal Moloney and Gerry O'Connor likely to experiment further ahead of the Allianz Hurling League.
Limerick were satisfied to take the spoils against Cork at Mallow.
John Kiely's charges will be intent on registering another solid display when Kerry visit the Gaelic Grounds. Aaron Gillane rifled 1-9, while Seamus Flanagan and Tom Morrissey also scored well.
Bord Na Mona Walsh Cup
Wicklow v Wexford, Ashford, 2pm
Kilkenny v Kildare, Freshford, 2pm
Dublin v Antrim, Parnell Park, 2pm
Westmeath v Offaly, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm
Wexford, prompted by a second half Cathal Dunbar goal, survived a tough assignment against Carlow in Hollymount on Wednesday.
Lee Chin, Harry Kehoe, and Paul Morris were others who steered Davy Fitzgerald's team to victory.
Wicklow have introduced several young players into the panel in recent years and they will want to text Wexford in Ashford.
A youthful Kilkenny team struck six goals when easily defeating Laois at O'Moore Park. Brian Cody's Cats host Kildare at Freshford with Richie Reid eager to build on a fine showing during the Laois triumph.
Pat Gilroy's Dublin proved too strong for Meath at Abbotstown on Wednesday evening and they now face Antrim at Parnell Park.
Fionn O'Riain-Broin was instrumental registering 2-1, while Paul Winters finished with a nine point haul.
Antrim, still being inspired by Neil McManus, lost an entertaining contest against Meath last Saturday in Trim.
In Mullingar Westmeath and Offaly face each other for the second time in the competition. Offaly prevailed by two points following a determined Westmeath fightback and both managers have promised to make several changes.