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Friday Morning Update - 43rd Ryder Cup Begins Today

Image: Members of Team Europe's 43rd Ryder Cup Team via Ryder Cup Europe/Twitter

First Ryder Cup experience for Lowry

Golf

The 43rd Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States begins at 1.05pm (Irish time) in Wisconsin.

European skipper Padraig Harrington has rested Shane Lowry for the opening foursomes at Whistling Straits.

World number one Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia will face Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in the opening match.

Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland are to take on Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa.

Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick are up against Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger.

Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter are to play Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.

McIlroy says unity is Europe's biggest strength:

Rugby

The new United Rugby Championship kicks off this evening.

Connacht are away to Cardiff, with Ulster hosting Glasgow.

Both games kick off at 7.35pm.

Leinster and Munster will name their teams today for their respective matches with the Bulls and the Sharks.

Soccer

The League of Ireland Premier Division leaders Shamrock Rovers face second placed St Patrick's Athletic in a top of the table clash tonight.

Rovers have a 6-point cushion and a game in hand at the summit.

Struggling Dundalk host Sligo Rovers, Bohemians entertain Finn Harps, it's Derry City to meet Longford Town and Waterford to play Drogheda United.

All games kick off at 7.45pm.


Shelbourne hold a 10 point lead at the top of the First Division ahead of tonight's game with Cabinteely.

Second placed UCD go to Galway,

Athlone face Wexford, and Treaty United host Cork City.

 

Gaelic Games

Last night's local results:

2021 UPMC Intermediate Hurling Championship Group A

Maynooth 2-22 V Naas 0-15

2021 UPMC Junior Hurling Championship Group A

Coill Dubh 0-15 V  Leixlip 0-4

Group B

Broadford 1-26 V Clane 1-9

 

Tonight,

2021 Joe Fox Tool and Plant Hire Reserve D Football Championship Semi-final

Kilcullen take on Two Mile House, in Kilcullen at 8pm.

Reserve F Football Championship Final

Ellistown V Kill in Hawkfield, Pitch 1 - with throw in at 7.30pm.

2021 Tom Cross Transport Junior Football Championship Group A

Rheban meet Kildangan in St. Laurence's at 8.15pm. 

 

Racing

It's the penultimate day of the Harvest Festival at Listowel, with the first off at 1.40pm.

While the all-weather track at Dundalk hosts an eight race card that commences at 4.45pm.
 

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