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Monday Morning Sport: Kildare Into Leinster SFC Semi-Final; Lucas Herbert Wins Irish Open.

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Kildare beat Offaly 1-15 to 0-13

 

Gaelic Games

Kildare are into the Leinster SFC semi-final, following yesterday’s 1-15 to 13 points win over Offaly.

Top scorer for Kildare was Neil Flynn with 1-7, his goal after 57 minutes.

Kildare finished the game with 13 men. 

Ryan Houlihan saw Red in the 58th minute, while Jimmy Hyland received a Black card after 64 minutes.

Here's manager Jack O'Connor:

The Draw for the semi-finals took place live & exclusively on Kfm immediately following the game.

  • Kildare V Westmeath
  • Dublin V Meath

Both games will be played on the weekend of 18th July.

Venues & times will be confirmed tomorrow, Tuesday.

 

O'Connor also gave his view on meeting Westmeath in the semi-finals:

Westmeath beat Laois 3-20 to 1-10 in their quarter-final.

Dublin beat Wexford by 15 points to 7 in Wexford Park.

Following the game, Dessie Farrell confirmed that Stephen Cluxton has left the panel, but has not retired.

 

Galway are into the Connacht SFC final after they beat Roscommon 2-11 to 12 points in Dr. Hyde Park.

They'll play the winner of Mayo and Leitrim in the final.

Armagh beat Antrim 4-15 to 14 points in the Ulster SFC quarter-final.

Tipperary beat Clare 3-23 to 2-22 in the Munster SHC semi-final.

They will now play three-in-a-row chasing Limerick in the final.

Golf

Australian Lucas Herbert won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by three shots.

He finished on 19-under-par at Mount Juliet.

Shane Lowry was best of the Irish on 9-under-par and in a tie for 23rd, with Cormac Sharvin two shots back on 7-under.

Graeme McDowell finished on 3-under.  Rory McIlroy was a shot back on 2-under.

Formula One

Red Bull's Max Verstappen cruised to victory in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton came in fourth with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second.

Tennis

World number one Novak Djokovic and eight-time-champion Roger Federer are among those in fourth round action at Wimbledon today.

Defending champion Djokovic takes on Chile's Cristian Garin in the first match on Centre Court from 1.30

That's followed by the meeting of Coco Cauff and 2018 champion Angelique Kerber.

Federer plays Lorenzo Sonego.

Women's top seed Ash Barty will be in last 16 action on Number One Court against French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova.

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There will be full crowds on Centre Court and Court One for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of Wimbledon.

It will be the first time in the UK that a sporting arena will be at 100-percent capacity since the start of the pandemic.

Centre Court holds just under 15,000 people, while nearly 12,500 will be allowed into Court One.

 

REMINDER: THIS MORNING’S KILDARE TODAY WILL REVIEW YESTERDAY’S KILDARE/OFFALY GAME INCLUDING POST-MATCH INTERVIEWS.

 

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