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Big Weekend Ahead for Kildare Hurling Teams in Leinster Club Action

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Two Kildare clubs will hope to reach Leinster Hurling Championship semi finals this weekend.

Naas play Camross of Laois in the Senior quarter final on Sunday, with the game throwing in at 3pm in O’Moore Park Portlaoise.

Kfm will have full commentary of that match with Ger McNally.

On Saturday, Leixlip play St Fechins of Louth in the last 8 of the Junior Championship.

The game throws in Darver at 1.30pm and Seamus Dillon will provide updates for us.

This morning’s Kildare Today programme at 10.45 and this evening’s Weekend Sports Preview show from 6.30 will look ahead to all the action.

 

SOCCER

Republic of Ireland striker Evan Ferguson has signed a new deal with Premier League club Brighton until 2029.

The 19 year old has scored 15 goals in 42 appearances for the Seagulls.


He's the first teenager since Wayne Rooney in 2005 to have scored 10 Premier League goals in a calendar year.


Since making his national team debut against Norway last year, he's scored 3 goals in 8 games for the Boys in Green.

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The final place in the League of Ireland Premier Division line up for next season will be determined tonight.

Cork City take on Waterford FC at Tallaght Stadium in the promotion / relegation play off.

Kick off is at 7.45.

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James Maddison is set to miss Tottenham's trip to Wolves in the Premier League tomorrow.

The playmaker picked up an ankle injury in Monday's defeat to Chelsea and has pulled out of the England squad for their upcoming games with Malta and North Macedonia.

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In the English Championship, Blackburn Rovers host Preston North End at Ewood Park tonight.

8pm is the start time.


RUGBY


The Irish internationals are beginning to return to the provincial line ups in the URC.

Jack Crowley and Craig Casey will start for Munster against Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium tonight.

7.35 is the kick off time - with Stuart McCloskey in the Ulster 15 and both Rob Herring and Iain Henderson on the bench.


GOLF

Leona Maguire will go into her second round at the 'Annika' event in Florida from 3 under par, five shots behind leader Brooke Henderson.

Stephanie Meadow is even par.


HORSE RACING

The Grade 3 Bottlegreen Hurdle is the feature at Down Royal today.

The first goes to post just before twenty past 12.

There's also an all weather meeting at Dundalk today from 5.

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