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Friday Lunchtime: Action In SHC Tonight & Andy Farrell Signs Contract Extension

File image: Andy Farrell via @IrishRugby/Twitter

Farrell to stay in his post until 2025


Tonight's local action, in the UPMC SHC:

Group A

Maynooth V Clane in Manguard Plus Hawkfield Pitch 2, at 7.30pm.

Group B

Ardclough V Leixlip, also in Hawkfield, at 8pm.


Results last night in The Auld Shebeen Bar, Athy Intermediate Football Championship:

Ballymore Eustace 2-12 Kilcullen 1-14

Caragh 1-16 Ellistown 1-5

Nurney 3-9 Milltown 0 - 11


The deadline for expressions of interest in the Mayo men's senior football manager's job is this evening.

Former All-Star Kevin McStay last night emerged as one of the candidate's for the role.

Ray Dempsey, Mike Solan and Declan Shaw have also been linked to the vacancy.

James Horan stepped down after the county's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kerry last month.


Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has signed a contract extension until August of 2025.

The former England international took the job in late 2019, having previously been part of Joe Schmidt's coaching team.

Ireland are now the number one ranked side in the world after a historic series win over New Zealand earlier this month.

Farrell also oversaw a Triple Crown success in the Six Nations earlier this year.


Maynooth University Town are in action in the FAI Senior Cup first round tonight.

They play Villa FC of Waterford on the Maynooth University Astroturf pitch at 7.30pm.

Last season the Kildare side made it to the quarter-finals of the competition, where they were eventually beaten by Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

Finn Harps play Bohemians in the only all-Premier Division tie.

After exiting Champions League qualifying on Tuesday, Shamrock Rovers take on Leinster Senior League side Bangor Celtic.


Former Sligo Rovers captain Alan Keane believes the club's latest European success will have a lasting impact.

The Bit O'Red are through to the third round of qualifying for the Europa Conference League after a 3-0 aggregate win over Motherwell.

The westerners are set to receive around €850,000 in prize money for reaching this stage.


Two Irish players are in a share of the lead on Day Two of the Irish Challenge at Straffan's the K Club.

Conor Purcell and John Murphy are both ten-under-par with four holes left to play.

The next best Irish player is Tom McKibbin, who is three shots adrift on seven-under.


Sean Crocker of America is the leader at the Hero Open at Fairmont St Andrews.

He has a two-shot advantage in the clubhouse on 15-under-par.

Niall Kearney is just inside the cut mark on four-under ahead of his 1.50pm tee time.

Simon Thornton is also four-under with two holes left to play.


It's day five of the Galway Festival, with the first of eight races going to post at 5pm.

The Guinness Handicap is the feature.

While, the King George Qatar Stakes is the big race on the penultimate day of Glorious Goodwood.

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