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Pick of the ties sees defending champions Dublin take on Kilkenny at Nowlan Park.Elsewhere, last year’s beaten Leinster finalists Offaly start with three players who played in Saturday’s senior win over Westmeath for tonight’s clash with Wexford.Westmeath themselves play host to Laois at Cusack Park. And Newbridge hosts the meeting of Kildare and Carlow.All four games throw-in at 7.30.
Larisa Ceric, the European vice-champion in judo, arrived in Sarajevo after the competition.Our best athlete was welcomed by friends, and upon arrival in the capital of BiH, she said:“I was expecting the gold, but I knew that I had to beat Marina in the finals, but I did not succeed in placing my special technique because she knows me well, and I have to blame myself in some situations because I should not allow myself to enter in “golden score”. All in all, I am satisfied and very happy, “ Ceric said and then revealed plans for the season.“I canceled the competition in Budapest because of tiredness, and I will compete at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, followed by the World Championships at the end of August,” Ceric said, Klix.ba news portal reports.