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It’s a Madrid Derby Champions League Semi Final; Sean O’Brien is out of Leinster’s Champions Cup Semi Final & the Kildare Minor Football & Camogie teams are Named.

: 04/21/2017 - 17:33

The draw for the Champions league semi finals is Real Madrid vs Athletico Madrid and Monaco vs Juventus.

This will be the fourth successive season the rivals have met in the competition.

Real beat Athletico in the 2014 and 2016 finals.

Monaco and Juventus meet in the other semi-final.

The semi-final first legs will be played on May 2nd and 3rd, with Real and Monaco at home in the first leg.

Atletico have finished runners-up in the competition three times.  Real's victory last year was their 11th.

The final will be Cardiff's Principality Stadium on June 3rd

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Manchester Utd have drawn Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi final.  Ajax play Lyon in the other semi final.

First legs on May 4th.

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In the SSE Airtricity league Premier division, leaders Cork City go to St Pats , second placed Dundalk are home to Bohemians.

Bray host Shamrock Rovers, Finn Harps play Drogheda, Limerick host bottom side Galway.

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Sean O'Brien is out of Leinster's Champions Cup semi final clash with Clermont in Lyon on Sunday because of tightness in his hamstring.

Athy’s Joey Carberry is at full back for his 20th Leinster cap, with Suncroft’s Fergus Mc Fadden winning his 150th cap and Isa Nacewa on the wings.

In the centre Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose renew their partnership.  Luke McGrath and Johnny Sexton are the half backs.

The front row is Jack McGrath, Richardt Strauss and Tadhg Furlong.

The second row Devin Toner and Hayden Triggs.

The back row is Rhys Ruddock on the blindisde , Dan Leavy at openside and Jack Conan at no. 8.

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Conor Murray is out of Munster’s semi final with Saracens at the Aviva.

Duncan Williams is at scrum half while Tyler Bleyendaal returns at out half,

CJ Stander starts at number 8, with Peter O'Mahony captaining the side from the blindside.

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The Kildare minor football team to play Carlow tomorrow at 1pm has been named.

Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship

Round 1

Venue: Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow

 

1

Aaron O’Neill

Carbury

2

Daniel Reilly

Clane

3

Mark Barrett

Ballymore Eustace

4

Conor Murphy

Sarsfields

5

Jack Travers

Leixlip

6

Ben Carroll

Maynooth

7

Daragh Ryan

Sarsfields

8

David Kelly

Carbury

9

Cian McQuillian

Sarsfields

10

Findlay Nairn

Leixlip

11

Niall O’Sullivan

Maynooth

12

Brian McDonnell

Sarsfields

13

Darragh Kirwan

Naas

14

Shane O’Sullivan

Clane

15

Jack Barrett

Leixlip

 

Kfm will have live updates with Pat Costello.

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The Kildare minor Camogie team to contest the All Ireland minor B final against Antrim in Monaghan tomorrow has also been announced

Aoife Morrison Eire Og

Lilly Evans, Clane

Sarah Cullen, Naas

Eimear Finn, Clane

Maria Doyle, Naas

Laoise Dunne, Naas

Aoife Fitzgerald, Naas

Sorcha Gilman, Clane

Tara Glynn, Clane

Caoimhe Shiels, Kilcock

Lea Sutton, Broadford

Holly Tynan, Ardclough

Caoimhe Shanahan, Clane

Emma Kielty, Eire Og

Caoimhe Maher, Naas

Kfm will have updates of the game from Mag Sexton.

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Club GAA Fixtures this evening:

Reserve Football League Div. 4

Venue: Carbury, Carbury V Naas 19:00,  

Venue: Maynooth, Maynooth V Kill 19:00,  

Venue: Raheens, Raheens V Two Mile House 19:15,  

Venue: Sarsfields, Sarsfields V St Laurence's 19:00,

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Wicklow’s Paul Dunne is 10 off the lead on 2 under after a second round 72 at the Shenzen Open in China.

Bernd Wiesberger leads by 4 on 12 under.

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Graeme Mc Dowell is just 2 off the lead on 4 under after round one of the Valero Texas Open.

Branden Grace leads by one on 6 under.

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Racing Manager at Punchestown, Richie Galway. is delighted with the condition of the track in the lead up to the Irish National Hunt Racing Festival.

He says they will continue to water the ground should should it continue to dry out to leave it on the easy side of good.

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Reminder: Join Ger McNally for the Weekend Preview this evening from 6.25 looking ahead to all the weekend action.

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