Euro Athletic Championships Begin Today: Kildare's Fitzimons in 800m; Rovers vs Derry Tonight: Kearns to Manage Offaly; Lowry 6 off FedEx Lead
The European Athletics championships begin in
Kildare AC athlete John Fitzimons has a real chance of making Sunday week’s 800 metres final
The 24-year-old won the national title in 2021, but was pipped by two-time Olympian Mark English for this year’s title.
The Kildare native is sixth on the all-time Irish fastest list and was second in the Stockholm Diamond League in June,
He has run two PBs this season, with a 1:45.66 in
SSE Airtricity Premier Division champions Shamrock Rovers go to
Drogheda United play Shelbourne,
And UCD host Finn Harps.
Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has returned to the club as a member of the academy coaching staff.
The 39-year-old won 57
Spurs are away to
In the English Championship this evening, Watford play
Davy Fitzgerald has returned for a second spell in charge of the Waterford senior hurlers on a two year deal, with the option of a third year.
Fitzgerald guided the Deise to the 2008 All Ireland final and the 2010
Liam Kearns has been appointed the new manager of the Offaly senior footballers.
Former Tipperary All Ireland winners Liam Sheedy and Eamon O'Shea are believed to be in line to manage the Offaly senior hurlers.
The UPMC senior hurling championship Group stages continue this weekend with B games tomorrow and A games on Sunday
Sunday’s fixtures are:
Group A, two games at 2pm
Venue: Manguard Plus Hawkfield Pitch 1, Coill Dubh V Clane
Venue: Newbridge, holders Naas V Maynooth
Group B, two games at 3.45
Venue: Manguard Plus Hawkfield Pitch 1, Leixlip V Celbridge
Venue: Newbridge, Ardclough V Confey
Kfm will have live updates of all four games on Sportsbeat Sunday from 2pm
Shane Lowry heads the Irish challenge on 2 under par after round one of the
Rory McIlroy is level par. Seamus Power 1 over.
Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne have both advanced to the semi-finals of the 100m Breaststroke on day two of European Championships in