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Kfm Morning Sport Round-Up: Victory For Italy In The 1st Euro 2020 Match.

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Novak Djokovic progressed to the men’s final at the French Open last night by making a small piece of history.

Italy set an early benchmark in Euro 2020 last night.

Roberto Mancini’s side were 3-nil winners over a hapless Turkey at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.


It’s the turn of the other Group A sides in Baku this afternoon, where Wales face Switzerland.

At 5, Denmark have home advantage for their Group B meeting with tournament debutants Finland.

While one of the tournament favourites enter the fray at 8, with Belgium playing Russia in St. Petersburg.

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Shamrock Rovers remain second in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division table this morning.

Despite taking an early lead in front of one-thousand returning fans in Tallaght, Stephen Bradley’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Finn Harps.

Waterford collected a first win under manager Marc Bircham with a 3-1 victory away to Dundalk.

While Derry City and Bohemians drew 1-1 at the Brandywell.

Sligo Rovers can establish a three-point lead tonight if they win at home to Drogheda.

Elsewhere, Longford host St. Pat’s.

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic progressed to the men’s final at the French Open last night by making a small piece of history.

The top seed became the first man to beat Rafa Nadal in a semi-final at Roland Garros.

Djokovic won in four sets, and will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in tomorrow’s final.


For the sixth consecutive year, there’ll be a maiden Grand Slam winner of the women’s French Open final.

Neither Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova  nor Barbora Krejcikova have even played in a Grand Slam final before today.



GAELIC GAMES

We’ve reached the semi-final stage of the Allianz Football League.

Fitzgerald Stadium hosts the clash of Kerry and Tyrone from 5.

Then Dublin face Donegal at Kingspan Breffni from 7.15.

Cork play Westmeath in the first of the Division Two relegation playoffs from 2.

While the other sees Down entertain Laois in Newry from 6.15.


In the Division Three semi-finals, Derry play Limerick, and Offaly face Fermanagh.

Navan hosts the relegation playoff between Cavan and Wicklow


And Carlow face Louth in a Division 4 semi-final.

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All Ireland champions Dublin play Mayo in the semi-finals of the Lidl Ladies National Football League this evening.

Meanwhile, Cork take on Donegal.

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Walter Walsh makes a first appearance of the season as Kilkenny play Clare in the final round of Division 1B games in the Allianz Hurling League.

Wexford play Dublin, and Antrim face Laois in the others.


RUGBY

Gavin Coombes ended his season in spectacular fashion last night.

The number-8 scored five tries as Munster thrashed Zebre 54-11 in Italy.

While 12-hundred fans saw Leinster end their campaign with a 38-7 defeat of the Dragons.

HOCKEY

Ireland's women complete their EuroHockey Championship campaign today.

They face Italy in their final Group C game in Amsterdam.

RACING

There’s an eight-race card at Fairyhouse today, with the first off at ten-to-4.

While at Clonmel, the action is underway at 1.15.

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