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Second round of All-Ireland IFC

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Kildare women footballers meet Roscommon in the second round of the All-Ireland IFC.

The game on Sunday throws-in at 2pm, in St. Brigid’s GAA Club, Kiltoom.

Manager Seán Finegan named his team last night:

1              Dervila McGinn Maynooth

2              Claire Nugent    Sallins 

3              Laoise Lenehan Kill

4              Rachel Cribbin   Balyna

5              Mia Doherty       Leixlip

6              Lara Gilbert         Kildangan Nurney

7              Lauren Murtagh Milltown 

8              Grace Clifford    Eadestown

9              Hazel McLoughlin Eadestown

10           Ciara Wheeler   St Laurences

11           Aoife Rattigan   Cappagh

12           Claire Sullivan    Carbury 

13           Neasa Dooley    Athy

14           Orlaith Sullivan  Carbury

15           Lara Curran       Milltown 

Tara Byrne spoke with Sean Finnegan after last week's loss to Longford:

KFM will have updates with Tara Byrne on ‘Sunday Sportsbeat’.

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On Saturday, Kildare's camogie team play Derry, in the second round of the Intermediate Camogie Championship.

The game in Hawkfield, throws in at 5pm.

Here's manager Joe Quaid:

Tennis

The men's semi finals take place today at the French Open in Paris.

13 time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain faces Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Nadal turns 36 today and is bidding for a 22nd Grand Slam title.

The other last four encounter sees Norway's Casper Ruud to go head to head with Croatia's Marin Cilic.

Soccer

Josh Cullen has been cleared to play for the Republic of Ireland in tomorrow's Nations League opener against Armenia, in Yerevan.

The Anderlecht midfielder had originally been ruled out, but FIFA made an administrative error around two yellow cards he received in World Cup qualifying.

The senior squad are facing temperatures of up to 32 degrees.

 

Northern Ireland lost 1-0 at home to Greece last night.

 

Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland Under 21's face Bosnia Herzegovina in an important European Championship qualifier at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Kick off is at 7.30pm.

Rugby

Ulster host Munster in the United Rugby Championship quarter finals this evening.

Gavin Coombes returns for Munster, but Mike Lowry is out of the match for Ulster.

The game in Kingspan Stadium, Belfast kicks-off at 7.35pm.

Ulster haven't won the competition since 2006, while Munster's last win was in 2011.

Golf

Shane Lowry is the leading Irish player after round one of the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

He carded a three under opening round of 69.

Six players, including Players Champion Cameron Smith - lead on 5 under par.

Rory McIlroy is 2 under and Seamus Power is level par.

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama was disqualifed for marking a fairway wood with a white substance, which the PGA Tour felt infringed rules around club alingnment.

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Leona Maguire is one under par after the opening round at the US Women's Open in North Carolina.

Stephanie Meadow is one over, with Mina Harigae the leader on seven under.

Horse Racing

The John and Thady Gosden trained 'Emily Upjohn' is the favourite for the Oaks, the feature race today on Derby weekend at Epsom.

It goes to post at 4.30pm.

Jockey Hollie Doyle bids to win the fillies Classic on 'Nashwa' - while Aidan O'Brien's leading runner is 'Tuesday'.

Elsewhere, a meeting at Down Royal begins at 4.50pm, with a fixture at Tramore underway at 5pm.

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