Kilkenny forward Richie Hogan says he intends to continue playing as a senior inter county hurler next year.
Hogan was sent off for a clash with Tipperary's Cathal Barrett in Sunday's All Ireland final, which Tipperary won by 14 points.
The Danesfort clubman says he didn't elbow Barrett in the collision and was astounded to be given a straight red card by referee James Owens.
He said he didn't want the incident to take away from Tipperary's victory.
Hogan says he doesn't want to finish his career on a sour note.
The Galway senior hurling manager's job is vacant after Micheál Donoghue stepped down after four years in charge.
Donoghue led the Tribesmen to the 2017 All Ireland title.
He also managed Galway to a League and two Leinster crowns, and Clarinbridge to 2011 All Ireland club honours.
The only local result from last night, in the Pittman Traffic IFC, Group 3 Round 2:
Allenwood 2-13, Milltown 0-8.
In Rugby, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is due to name his starting 15 later for Saturday's World Cup warm up match with England at Twickenham.
Leinster's Ross Byrne is in line to start at number 10.
Soccer-wise, Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta is set to join Roma on a season long loan.
He joined the Londoners from Torino on a 4 year deal in 2017.
In the Championship this evening, Leeds United play Brentford,
It's Cardiff City versus Huddersfield Town,
Nottingham Forest away to Charlton Athletic,
Fulham at home to Millwall,
Preston North End up against Stoke City,
QPR to meet Swansea City,
And West Bromwich Albion to meet Reading.
Racing in Killarney today begins at 2.10.
The Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes in the main event at York, with favourite 'Crystal Ocean' opposed by a field including Aidan O'Brien's duo 'Japan' and 'Circus Maximus'.
That contest goes to post at 3.35.