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Republic Of Ireland Women Prepare For Saturday's Clash With Northern Ireland Minus Fahey

 

The weekend’s GAA club focus was again on the county hurling and football championships:.

The Results:

 UPMC Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final Maynooth1-20 Éire Óg Corra Choill 2-16.  (Maynooth will play champions Naas in the semi final)

Joe Mallon Motors senior football pre-quarter finals

Sarsfields 2-15 Eadestown 0-11 (Sarsfields will play Celbridge in the Quarter final).

Moorefield 0-11 Clogherinkoe 0-8  (Moorefield score the last 3 points of the game to clinch a quarter final place against champions Naas).

 

Intermediate Football Championship Pre-Quarter Finals

Allenwood 2-15 Kilcullen 4-16

Nurney 0-9 Round Towers 1-5


All-Ireland champions Cork lead the way with 11 nominations for the Camogie All-Stars.

Runners up Waterford have received 9 nominations, beaten semi-finalists Galway have 7 and Tipperary got 6, while Kilkenny have 3 nominations.

Cork pair Amy O'Connor and Saoirse McCarthy are shortlisted for player of the year

along with Waterford's Beth Carton.

The awards ceremony will take place at Croke Park on the 4th of November.

 

SOCCER

Republic of Ireland international Niamh Fahey will be out of action for at least six weeks.

Liverpool have confirmed that Fahey suffered a grade two tear of the calf during a friendly against Manchester United last week.

For that reason, the 35-year-old was left out of the Ireland squad named on Friday for the Nations League games against Northern Ireland and Hungary.

Eileen Gleeson will take her first training session as interim manager this afternoon.

The Girls in Green play Northern Ireland at 1pm at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.


In the Premier League tonight, it's Nottingham Forest up against Burnley at the City Ground from 7.45.

RUGBY

The challenge of world champions South Africa will dominate the thinking of Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and his players ahead of Saturday's World Cup Pool B showdown in Paris.

Tighthead Finlay Bealham is set to miss out as he will have to compete the return to play protocols.

South Africa have called up out-half Handre Pollard to their squad.

After the wins over Romania and Tonga, skipper Johnny Sexton feels Ireland are coming to the boil for what will be a momentous test.

HORSE RACING

The Harvest Festival continues at Listowel today from 2.10.

A meeting at Fairyhouse begins an hour later.

 

Kildare Scoreboard this evening from with 6.30 Paul Power will look back over all the weekends sporting action.

 

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