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with Ciara Plunkett

A Busy Saturday Of Sport Ahead

Tyrone v Mayo, Liverpool v Chelsea, Manchester City v Arsenal

GAELIC GAMES

After a fortnight-long wait, Croke Park at last gets to host the second of this year’s All Ireland semi-finals this afternoon.

Kerry take on a COVID-hit Tyrone for the right to play Mayo.

Throw-in is at 3.30

Before that, Tyrone play Meath in the All Ireland Minor football final from 1.

It’s semi-finals day in the All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship.

Kilkenny play Meath at UMPC Nowlan Park.

While Clones hosts the clash of Antrim and Galway.


SOCCER

There was little romance to be had among last night’s FAI Cup second round ties.

A second-half Pat Hoban hat-trick helped holders Dundalk beat non-league St. Mochta’s 5-1.

Waterford were 4-1 winners at home to Kilnamanagh.

Finn Harps beat north-west rivals Derry by a Tunde Awolabi penalty to nil.

St. Pat’s needed penalties to beat Cork City at Turner’s Cross.

Conor Whelan continued his hot-streak with a late winner in a 2-1 victory at home to Longford.

This evening, Maynooth University Town play host to Cobh Ramblers.

Peamount and Shelbourne continue their title fight in the Women’s National League today.

Both are on the road, with Peamount away to Wexford Youths, and Shelbourne travel to Cork City.

Elsewhere, Galway host Bohemians, and Athlone take on Treaty United.

 

Two Premier League title contenders come head-to-head this evening, with Liverpool at home to Chelsea.

The lunchtime kick-off sees Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium.

Brentford put their unbeaten start on the line away to Aston Villa,

Early leaders West Ham host Crystal Palace

Everton go to Brighton, Newcastle play Southampton, and Norwich entertain Leicester.


GOLF

A second round 70 means Rory McIlroy is six shots off the lead going into the penultimate round of the BMW Championship.

He begins the day on 10-under par.

A flawless second round of 60 means Bryson DeChambeau is the man to catch on 16-under.

RACING

There’s an eight-race card at Navan this afternoon, with the first going to post at 1.00.

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