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Rugby world Cup Gets Underway This Evening

GAA

Two-time All-Ireland winning camogie manager Brian Dowling will be appointed as the new Kildare senior hurling manager next week.

Dowling, who led Kilkenny to All-Ireland senior camogie titles in 2020 and 2022, will replace David Herity,

In tonight's fixtures

The Auld Shebeen Athy Intermediate Football Championship Group A Round 3

  • Leixlip v Sallins GAA Club, Round Towers GFC, 8:00 PM
  • Castledermot GAA v Allenwood, Manguard Park Pitch, 8:00 PM

 Tom Cross Transport Junior A Championship Semi Finals

  • Ardclough v Castlemitchell GFC, Manguard Park Pitch 2, 7.30PM
  • Ballykelly v Cappagh, Raheens GAA, 7.30PM
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 SOCCER

After last night's disappointment for the senior men's team, attention tonight turns to the Republic of Ireland under-21s.

Jim Crawford's side begin their Euro 2025 qualifying campaign with a home fixture against Turkey.

Ireland captain Joe Hodge will miss out due to a hamstring injury.

Kick-off at Turners Cross is at half seven.

Leaders Galway United will look to continue their push for the SSE Airtricity League First Division title tonight.

John Caulfield's side have a 15-point lead at the summit ahead of their clash with Bray.

Second placed Waterford go to Finn Harps, while Treaty United face Wexford.

In Tralee, Kerry play host to Longford Town.


 

RUGBY

The Rugby World Cup gets underway tonight, with hosts France up against New Zealand in Pool A.

Kick off in Paris is at 8.15.

The Irish squad will train today, ahead of their opening fixture against Romania tomorrow.

GOLF

Shane Lowry and Mark Power are best of the Irish ahead of the second round of the Horizon Irish Open.

Power is currently on the course on 5 -under-par at the K Club, with Shubhankar Sharma out in front on 14-under.


Shane Lowry will resume from 4 under and Rory McIlroy will resume from on three-under.

Tom McKibben is currently on 3 under with Padraig Harrington 2 under.

TENNIS

Coco Gauff will play Aryna Sabalenka in the women's singles final at the US Open.

Gauff beat Karolina Muchova in straight sets overnight, while Sabalenka came from a set down to get the better of Madison Keys. 

 
ROWING

Two more Irish crews have booked a spot at next year's Olympics.

Zoe Hyde and Alison Bergin finished second in their Women's Double Sculls semi-final at the World Rowing Championships in Belgrade this morning.

Philip Doyle and Daire Lynch did likewise in their Men's Double Sculls semi-final.

Later, Siobhan McCrohan is in action in the Lightweight Women's Single Sculls final.



RACING

There's an eight race card at Kilbeggan today where the first goes to post just before half-past-3.

While a seven race card gets underway at Down Royal from 10-to-4.

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