All-Ireland football champions Cork have lost out to rivals Kerry in the Munster final once again after a nail-biting final in Killarney.
The Kingdom retained their provincial crown and forced Cork into the All-Ireland qualifiers for the second year in a row despite a stirring second-half fight back from the Rebels.
Kerry led 1-10 to 0-5 at the break but Cork, inspired by a Donncha O’Connor penalty, got within a point of pulling level before late points from Eoin Brosnan and James O’Donoghue sealed the deal for the home side.
Kilkenny returned to form in the weekend’s big hurling game when they blitzed National League winners Dublin by 4-17 to 1-15 in the Leinster final.
The fit again Henry Shefflin was the star of the show for the Cats with a 1-9 personal tally as Brian Cody’s team taught the Dubs a lesson.
Antrim recorded another Ulster title win, their tenth in a row, with a 2-20 to 2-12 victory over Armagh at Casement Park.
Galway were the big winners in the hurling qualifiers as a stunning Joe Canning goal helped them to a facile 4-25 to 0-20 victory over Clare in Salthill on Saturday night.
Canning scored 1-9 in total for Galway who will now play Cork in the next round of the qualifiers.
Wexford boss Colm Bonnar quit his post after his team’s 1-22 to 2-13 defeat to Limerick in the qualifiers on Saturday night. Limerick now face Antrim in the next round.