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Huge Weekend of International Sport and Moorefield Prepare for Leinster

: 11/10/2017 - 17:25

Kasper Schmeichel is expecting the Republic of Ireland to play in Roy Keane's image as they attempt to edge past Denmark and reach the World Cup finals.

As a child, Schmeichel watched Keane lead a Manchester United team which included his father Peter sweep all before them as they dominated English and European football.

Eight years ago, Ireland suffered play-off defeat by France in controversial fashion as a result of Thierry Henry's infamous handball, memories of which were rekindled last evening by the penalty awarded against Northern Ireland in their clash with Switzerland.

In the weekend preview at 6.30, we’ll hear from both managers, along with Schmeichel and Christian Erikson.

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Jordan Pickford, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham are all expected to make their England debuts from the start in tonight's friendly with Germany at Wembley.

Wales are in Paris to take on France.

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Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been banned from all European club matches for the next seven months.

It's after the Marseille full-back kicked one of the club's own fans in the face before a Europa League tie in Portugal.

Evra was sent off in the warm-up.

He's also been fined nearly 9-thousand-pounds.

The French club's been hit with a 22-thousand-pound bill over supporters confronting the players.

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Barcelona and Spain legend Xavi has announced that he'll retire at the end of the season.

The four-time Champions League winner is currently the captain of Qatari club Al-Sadd. The Irish Rugby team had a run out in the Aviva Stadium ahead of tomorrow's November Test match against South Africa.

Skipper Rory Best has been taking his side through the eve of match Captain's Run.

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World Rugby says that it has clarified queries by the Irish and French bids "in full" but that the recommendation of South Africa as preferred World Cup hosts for 2023 remains.

Ireland play South Africa in the Aviva in the first of the Autumn internationals

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Ronan O'Gara could be transferring to Super Rugby side Canterbury Crusaders, according to a report in today’s Irish Examiner. 

The newspaper quotes an IRFU source who claims to be "99% sure" that O'Gara will move to the southern hemisphere next season, as assistant head coach to Scott Robertson.

The former Munster and Ireland out-half joined the Racing 92 staff shortly after his retirement in 2013 and has a contract to 2019. 

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County senior champions Moorefield are completing preparations for Sunday’s Leinster football quarter final against Portlaoise in O’Moore Park.

In this evening’s preview at 6.25, we’ll also, hear from manager Ross Glavin, player/selector Roly Sweeney, former Kildare player Kevin Murnaghan and team captain Daryl Flynn, along with Leinster Leader Tommy Callaghan’s match preview..

Kfm will have full commentary of Sunday’s match in association with Pat Keogh Skoda, Ballybrittas, the Midland’s main Skoda Dealer since 1996

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Victor Dubuisson has a two shot lead at 6-under after two rounds of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Darren Fichardt and Lee Westwood lead the chase at four-under.

Shane Lowry's in a share of 10th at one-under after shooting 71, Padraig Harrington's two-over into the weekend with Paul Dunne six-over.

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National Hunt racing returns to Naas tomorrow with some big names declared to run on an eight race card at Woodlands Park. 

There’s Grade 3 action with the Popular Square Chase attracting a field of six runners including an exciting clash between the Gordon Elliott-trained Ball D’arc, the Henry De Bromhead-trained Grade 1 runner-up Ordinary World and American Tom who makes his seasonal reappearance for Willie Mullins.

Racing begins at 12.05pm

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Today’s racing is in Dundalk from 5.30pm

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