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Glenn Ryan’s Kildare Footballers begin their All Ireland Group series on Sunday against Sligo

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Another key weekend for Kildare footballers.

Glenn Ryan’s squad begin their All Ireland Group series on Sunday.

They play Sligo in Markievicz Park at 2.30pm.

Kfm will have commentary of the match with Ger McNally and Philie Wolfe in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

Separately, Dublin GAA tweeted yesterday saying that Kildare’s All Ireland series home game vs Dublin will be played in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny on Saturday, June 3rd; time to be confirmed.

Kildare’s final group game will be vs Roscommon, managed by Confey’s Davy Burke

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The women footballers have topped their Group and qualified for the Leinster Intermediate semi final.

On Sunday, they play Louth in Hawkfield at 2pm.

Kfm will have live updates with Seamus Dillon.

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This evening, Kildare GAA will sign the naming rights contract for the new St. Conleth’s Park.

The event takes place in St. Conleth’s Park at 5.30 and the name of the new name sponsor has not been officially revealed.

But, Kfm understands from reliable sources that the new Naming sponsor is ETEX Irteland Ltd, Athy, formerly Tegral.

GOLF

The first round of the US PGA Championship was halted due to darkness at Oak Hill in New York, and it will be completed today before the second round.

American Eric Cole is out in front on 5 under par with 4 holes of his round to play.

He is a shot ahead of former US Open winner Bryson DeChambeau, who leads in the clubhouse on 4 under.

All of the Irish players finished their rounds.

Rory McIlroy is 1 over par, Padraig Harrington is 2 over, Shane Lowry is 3 over and Seamus Power is 5 over.


SOCCER

West Ham United are into the Europa Conference League final.

They beat A-Z Alkmaar 1-nil on the night and 3-1 on aggregate to book a place in the decider against Fiorentina.

There were unsavoury scenes after the game as some Alkmaar fans attacked an area in which friends and family of West Ham were watching the match.


The Europa League final will be between Jose Mourinho's Roma and Sevilla.

Newcastle are closing in on a Champions League spot after they beat Brighton 4-1 in the Premier League.

While Sheffield Wednesday came from 4-0 down to beat Peterborough United 5-1 after extra time in their League One play off semi final and Wednesday then won the penalty shoot out.


In the League of Ireland Premier Division tonight, leaders Shamrock Rovers host Drogheda United at Tallaght Stadium from 8pm.

The other games kick off at 7.45.

Derry City take on UCD, Bohemians go to Dundalk, it's Cork City versus Sligo Rovers and Shelbourne face St Patrick's Athletic.


RUGBY

Leinster coach Leo Cullen will name his team today for tomorrow's Heineken Champions Cup final against La Rochelle at the Aviva Stadium.

James Lowe is fit again and set to start.

The Challenge Cup final is the curtain raiser in Dublin tonight - Gloucester face Toulon at 8 o'clock.
 

CYCLING

Eddie Dunbar is seventh in General Classification behind race leader Geraint Thomas going into today's 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia.
 

HORSE RACING

Leopardstown stages 8 races on the flat from 4.40.

There's a fixture over jumps at Downpatrick from 5.

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