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Everton to have new owners

Everton will have new owners after majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri  agreed a takeover deal with American investment company 7-7-7 Partners.

Moshiri's full stake accounts for over 94 per cent of the club's shares.

The Miami based company already has a number of football clubs within its portfolio - including Sevilla and Standard Liege .

The sale is expected to be completed by the end of the year following regulatory checks.

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Derry City host Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division at the Ryan McBride Brandywell tonight.

Kick off is at 7.45.

Rovers have a four point cushion over Derry in the table.

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Drogheda host Bohemians and Dundalk travel to Galway United.

Finn Park is the venue for Finn Harps' clash with St Patrick's Athletic.

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In the First Division, Waterford host Cobh Ramblers, it's Athlone Town versus Kerry and Bray Wanderers play Treaty United.

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In the English Championship, Hull City play Coventry City and it's Southampton against Leicester City.


RUGBY

Ireland will finalise their preparations today for the World Cup clash with Tonga tomorrow.

Andy Farrell's men are bidding for a second successive win in Pool B, after last weekend's victory over Romania.

There's one game tonight, with New Zealand up against Namibia in Pool A.

Kick off in Toulouse is at 8pm.

GAA

Weekend fixtures

Tomorrow Sat 16 Sep

UPMC Senior Hurling Championship QF Venue: Manguard Park Pitch 1, Maynooth V Éire Óg Corra Choill 14:00,

 

The Auld Shebeen Athy Intermediate Football Championship Pre- Quarter Finals

Venue: Manguard Park Pitch 1, Allenwood V Kilcullen 16:00,

Venue: Manguard Park Pitch 1, Nurney V Round Towers 18:00, 

Sun 17 Sep

Joe Mallon Motors Senior Football Championship Pre-Quarter Finals

Venue: Manguard Park Pitch 1, Eadestown V Sarsfields 14:00,

Venue: Manguard Park Pitch 1, Clogherinkoe V Moorefield 16:00,

 

Live updates tomorrow and Sunday in association with Pat Keogh Skoda, Ballybrittas




GOLF

After a weather delay due to fog, play is now underway on day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Denmark's Marcus Helligkilde (pr: hell-ah-kilda) leads on 8 under par and he tees off this afternoon.

Defending champion Shane Lowry heads the Irish contingent on 3 under.

He tees off after lunchtime, as does Rory McIlroy, who is even par.

On one over par, Tom McKibbin is just outside the cut mark after eight holes of his second round.

Padraig Harrington is out later from 6 over.


HORSE RACING

A meeting at Downpatrick begins at 2.15.

There's also a fixture at Ballinrobe which starts at 3.05.

Join Paul Power this evening from 6.30pm for kildare Scoreboard looking ahead to all the weekend sporting action.

 

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