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Another busy day for Kildare Football.

GAELIC GAMES

It’s another busy day in the Joe Mallon Motors Senior Football Championship.

There are 4 games down for decision at St. Conleth’s Park.

Confey and St. Laurence's open proceedings at noon.

That will be followed by games between Naas and Eadestown, Maynooth and Athy and Moorefield and Johnstownbridge.

There will be updates of all those games here on KFM, with reports from Ger McNally.

There are also two senior games at Manguard Plus Hawkfield,
 
Clogherinkoe and Kilcock meet at 4.30, followed by the match between Round Towers and Carbury.

Seamus Dillion will bring us updates of all those games.

Last night Clane beat Raheens by 1-17 to 2-13 and Celbridge were 1-11 to 12 points winners over Sarsfields.

While in the Auld Shebeen Bar Athy Intermediate Football Championship, Monasterevan and Suncroft drew 2-10 to 1-13.

Leixlip and Castledermot play at Manguard Plus Hawkfield this afternoon at 12.00

That will be followed by games between Rathangan and Allenwood, and Ballyteague and St Kevin's.

Seamus Dillion will also have updates on those ties.

Gavin White has been named at wing-back for Kerry for tomorrow’s All Ireland final with Galway, despite picking up a knee injury in the win over Dublin.

Both Kerry and Galway have named unchanged starting fifteens for tomorrow’s game.

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It’s semi-finals day in all three All Ireland Camogie Championships.

Croke Park hosts both senior semi-finals, with Cork and Waterford first up at 3.15.

That’s followed by the clash of defending champions Galway and Kilkenny at 5.30.


In the Intermediate semi-finals, Cork play Meath and Derry face Galway with both matches at UPMC Nowlan Park.

While Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park hosts the Junior semi-final meetings of Armagh and Cavan, and Antrim and Clare.

SOCCER

Dundalk are back up to second in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this morning, following a 3-nil win at home to Finn Harps.

While Shelbourne were 2-nil winners at ten-man UCD.

With the second leg of their Champions League qualifier with Ludogorets to come on Tuesday, Shamrock Rovers are expected to make changes for this afternoon’s date with Drogheda.

Kick-off at Tallaght Stadium is at 2.

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Cork City remain a point clear at the top of the First Division with last night’s 1-nil win at Ferrycarrig Park ending Wexford’s fine recent run.

Galway stay second, but needed a pair of late goals to win 3-1 at ten-man Athlone.

Longford left it late to win 2-1 at ten-man Waterford, while Shane Keegan picked up a first win as Cobh boss with a 3-1 defeat of Bray.

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The top two meet in the Women’s National League this afternoon, with leaders Shelbourne holding an eight-point lead ahead of their game with Athlone.

Elsewhere, third placed Wexford Youths play in-form Bohemians.

There’s a Connacht derby as Galway host Sligo Rovers, Peamount go to Treaty United, and Cork City face DLR Waves.

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Linda Sembrant’s last-gasp goal broke Belgian hearts and saw Sweden reach the semi-finals of Women’s Euro 2022 last night.

The Swedes were 1-nil winners in Leigh (pr: Lee), and will play England for a place in the final on Tuesday.

The last remaining semi-final spot will be settled tonight with France meeting the Netherlands in a mouth-watering tie in Rotherham.

The winners will play Germany in those semi-finals.


GOLF

Darren Clarke will take a two-stroke lead into the penultimate round of the Senior Open Championship at Gleneagles.

He’ll tee off today from 8-under par.

Padraig Harrington is still well placed on 5-under.

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There’s a gaping chasm between the Irish golfers and the lead heading into day three of the Evian Championship.

Stephanie Meadow is 2-under par, and Leona Maguire 1-under.

Canada’s Brooke Henderson leads on 14-under par, however.


CYCLING

Barring catastrophe, Jonas Vingegaard can seal his first ever Tour de France title this afternoon.

The Dane takes a 3-minute 26 second lead into the penultimate stage - a 40-kilometre time trial from Lacapelle-Marival to Rocamadour.

 

RACING

There’s an eight-race card at Gowran Park this afternoon, with the first off at 2.15

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