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Former camogie manager Brian Dowling will be appointed as the new Kildare senior hurling manager next week.

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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,

Dowling stepped down from the Kilkenny camogie position in July and following a comprehensive process.

Last night he was backed to be the new Lilywhite boss following a meeting of the county's executive. His appointment will be ratified at next Tuesday’s county board meeting.

Dowling, a former Kilkenny hurler, took over from Ann Downey in 2019 as manager of his county’s senior camogie team.

Last night;

The Auld Shebeen Athy Intermediate Football Championship Group C Round 3

  • Two Mile House 3-13 v Ellistown 0-11

  • Straffan 0-10 v Nurney 1-12

 

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, 18:00 PM

 Tom Cross Transport Junior A Championship Semi Finals

  • Ardclough v Castlemitchell GFC, Manguard Park Pitch 2, 7.30PM
  • Ballykelly v Cappagh, Raheens GAA, 8:00PM

 

SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland's hopes of reaching Euro 2024 suffered another blow last night.

Stephen Kenny's side lost to France by two goals to nil in their qualifier in Paris.

The result leaves Ireland second from bottom with four games to go.

Next up is a meeting with the Netherlands on Sunday evening.

They'll come to Dublin off the back of last night's 3-nil defeat of Greece.

Elsewhere, in Group H, Slovenia beat Northern Ireland 4-2.

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Attention tonight turns to the Republic of Ireland under-21s.

They begin their Euro qualification bid with a home fixture against Turkey.

Kick-off at Turners Cross in Cork is at 7.30pm.


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.

They'll both tee-off from four-under-par at the K Club, with Shubhankar Sharma out in front on seven-under.

Rory McIlroy will resume from on three-under.

Tom McKibben tees off from level-par with John Murphy and Padraig Harrington 1-over.

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Stephanie Meadow is three shots off the lead after her opening round at the Queen City Championship on the LPGA Tour.

The Antrim native is four-under-par, with Ruixin Liu out in front seven-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

Siobhan McCrohan is in action in the Lightweight Women's Single Sculls final at the World Rowing Championships later.

Daire Lynch and Philip Doyle go in the Men's Double Sculls semi-final, while Zoe Hyde and Alison Bergin are together for the Women's Double Sculls semi-final.

In the Lightweight Men's Singles Sculls D Final, Jacob Thomas McCarthy represents the Irish interest.


CYCLING

Stage 13 of the Vuelta Espana takes place today with riders embarking on a 135 kilometre climb.

American Sepp Kuss has a 26-second lead in general classification.


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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