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Kildare Club Teams Prep For Weekend's Leinster Championship Games; Andy Farrell To Name Ireland Team Later

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McIlroy & Lowry Back In Action In Dubai This Morning

GAELIC GAMES

Senior football champions Naas, intermediate champions Kilcock, Junior champions Kilcullen and senior Ladies football champions Eadestown are completing training and preparation for this weekend’s Leinster championship games.

Kfm will have commentary from 1pm on Sunday’s of the Naas vs Tullamore game, along with live updates of the women’s game.

Sunday's sports coverage from 1pm to 6pm is in association with Auxilia Consultants, Millennium Park, Naas.

 

Kilcock are away to Wicklow intermediate champions An Tochar on Saturday at 1pm, while Kilcullen play that county’s junior champions Barnderrig in St. Conleth’s also at 1pm.

As there are no press or broadcast equipment facilities in Arklow, Kfm will have rolling live updates of both games from 1pm, with Ger McNally in Arklow and Seamus Dillon in St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge.

Saturday's sports coverage 1pm - 6pm is in association with Moyglare Sand and Gravel, Kilcock.

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Last night's local results,

In the 2021 U23 Football A Championship Quarter Final 

Clane 1-21 V Athy 0-7 

Celbridge 2-10 V Sarsfields 2-5

GOLF

The second round of the DP World Tour Championship is underway in Dubai.

Shane Lowry birdied the first hole and is now 4 under par for the tournament playing the third.

The leader Rory McIlroy tees off from 7 under par at 8.45am.

Paul Casey is one of the early movers - he has got to 5 under par.


At the RSM Classic in Georgia, Seamus Power is 7 under par following round one, 3 shots behind leader Sebastian Munoz.

Graeme McDowell is 2 under.


Leona Maguire is just three off the lead ahead of the second day of the LPGA Tour Championship.

The Cavan golfer opened with a 5 under par round of 67 yesterday.

Korea's Jeong-eun Lee is the leader in Florida on 8 under.

SOCCER

Jack Byrne's return to Shamrock Rovers is likely to be confirmed before the current squad gets its hands on the SSE Airtricity Premier Division trophy.

The champions entertain Drogheda United in their final game of the season tonight.

Elsewhere this evening, it's all about relegation and promotion.

Finn Harps are outside the playoff spot on goal difference alone ahead off their meeting with Longford Town.

While Waterford entertain Cup finalists, St. Patrick's Athletic.

Elsewhere, Dundalk play Derry City, and Bohemians are away to Sligo Rovers.


Dalymount Park hosts the First Division playoff final tonight.

UCD take on Bray Wanderers for the right to play either Finn Harps or Waterford.

All of the games kick off at 7.45pm.

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Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard says it's unfair to say that the Aston Villa job is a gateway for him taking over at Liverpool one day.

The former Liverpool skipper wants to concentrate on the job in hand at Villa, with his first game in charge at home to Brighton tomorrow.

RUGBY

Joey Carbery and Conor Murray are expected to form a half-back partnership, when Head Coach Andy Farrell names his Ireland team to play Argentina later.

Both Jonathan Sexton and Jamison Gibson-Park are out injured.

There could also be a start at Lansdowne Road on Sunday for Ulster winger, Robert Baloucoune.

RACING

The all weather track at Dundalk hosts its weekly card this evening, with the first off at 4pm.

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