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Friday Morning: Tomorrow Kildare Senior Footballers Face Mayo In All-Ireland Qualifier

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KFM will have live commentary of the game - throw-in at 6pm

GAELIC GAMES

On Saturday, Kildare men’s footballers play Mayo in an All-Ireland Qualifier.

KFM will have live commentary of the game in Croke Park, with Ger McNally & Peter McConnon.

Here’s manager Glen Ryan on the challenge ahead:

The game throws-in at 6pm.

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Elsewhere on Saturday, Kildare camogie players meet Wexford in the third round of the All Ireland Championship.

The game throws-in at 5pm, venue yet to be decided.

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On Sunday, Kildare minor footballers face Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Manager Niall Cronin looks ahead to the game:

We will have full commentary here on KFM Radio, with Ger McNally & Phillie Wolfe - in association with Johnstownbridge Service Station, Workware and Newly Opened Hardware.

The game throws-in at 2.30pm, in O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

This morning’s ‘Kildare Today’ will preview the weekend’s action from 10.40am.

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Meath GAA has condemned the social media abuse experienced by former manager Andy McEntee.

He stepped down after six years in charge following the defeat to Clare in the All Ireland senior football championship qualifiers.

McEntee's son Shane, who plays for the county - detailed online abuse and letters sent to Mr. McEntee's home.

The county board says that "anyone that resorts to abusive behaviour is not putting the interests of Meath GAA to the forefront. Indeed, we would question their true intentions and if they are supporters at all."

SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland Under 21s have secured a play off spot for the European Championship.

It follows a 1-1 draw between Italy and Sweden last night.

Jim Crawford's side can top the group and qualify automatically for the finals if they beat Italy in Ascoli on Tuesday.

 

In the League of Ireland First Division tonight, Longford Town face Bray Wanderers, it's Athlone Town against Cobh Ramblers and Wexford play Treaty United.

All games kick off at 7.45pm.

RUGBY

Leinster can book their spot in the United Rugby Championship final this evening.

Leo Cullen's side face the Vodacom Bulls at the RDS from 7.35pm.

GOLF

Rory McIlroy is 4 under par following his opening round at the Canadian Open.

Wyndham Clark leads on 7 under, with Shane Lowry 3 under par.

 

Meanwhile Graeme McDowell has defended his involvement in the LIV golf tour, which saw 17 players suspended by the PGA Tour on the day of the first LIV tournament outside London.

The world number 374 feels he is doing the right thing:

HORSE RACING

There's a race meeting at Fairyhouse from 4.45pm today.

A fixture at Clonmel begins at 5pm.

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