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Big Weekend for Kildare and Naas Footballers; O'Connell Rules Out Munster Job

 

It's a significant weekend for Kildare & Naas footballers.

Tomorrow at 1pm in St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge, Glenn Ryan's Kildare begin their O'Byrne cup campaign against Westmeath.

Glenn Ryan’s backroom team comprises former stars Johnny Doyle, Anthony Rainbow, Dermot Earley and Brian Lacey.

That game is followed at 5pm by Naas' Leinster Club Football Final against Kilmacud Crokes, in Croke Park.

KFM will have live commentary of both games, Kildare's game with Westmeath is in association Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

With the Naas Kilmacud Crokes game in association with Auxilia Management Consultants, Millennium Park, Naas.

Kfm will preview the game including manager interviews with Glenn Ryan and Eoin Doyle this evening at 6.30pm.

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Paul O'Connell has ruled himself of of the Munster job.

The Ireland forwards coach told the '2 Johnnies Podcast' that he wouldn't be qualified to replace Johann van Graan.

The South African will leave Munster at the end of the season.

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Philippe Coutinho has joined Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.

The 29 year old Brazilian leaves Barcelona and links up with his former Liverpool team-mate and new Villa boss Steven Gerrard.


Newcastle United have signed England defender Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a 2 and a half year deal.

The 31 year old is the first acquisition of the club's new Saudi owners.


Manchester City go to Swindon Town for an FA Cup third round tie this evening.

Pep Guardiola will not be in attendance after contracting Covid-19.

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Waterford's Seamus Power shot a 2 under par opening round of 71 on day one of the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

The lead is held on 8 under par by Cameron Smith.

In turn, Smith is one shot ahead of Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay and Daniel Berger.

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Today’s racing is in Dundalk from 3.45.

 

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