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Monday Morning Sport Update

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Kildare to face Dublin in Leinster SFC in 2 weeks time

Gaelic Games

Kildare men’s footballers are in the Leinster Final for the first time since 2017.

Yesterday, they beat Westmeath, 2-14 to 18 points, in Croke Park.

Kildare will now play Dublin in 2 weeks time.

Yesterday the Dubs beat Meath 2-16 to 1-13.

Here’s Jack O’Connor’s thoughts on yesterday’s game:

Elsewhere yesterday, Kildare’s ladies lost to Laois 4-11 to 2-15 in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.

Kildare’s goals courtesy of Neasa Dooley & Gillian Wheeler.

 

Kildare hurlers will be back in the Christy Ring Cup again next season.

On Saturday, in the Joe McDonagh Cup they lost to Meath 28 points to 1-15 in Parnell Park.

Here’s manager David Herity:

Elsewhere, Limerick are the 2021 Munster Senior Hurling champions after a stunning comeback win over Tipperary at Pairc Ui Chaoimh yesterday.

John Kiely's side beat the Premier County on a scoreline of 2-29 to 3-21, despite trailing by 10 points at the break.

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Tyrone and Monaghan will contest the Ulster Senior Football Championship final in two weeks time.

The Red hand beat Donegal 23 points to 1-14 at Brewster Park yesterday.

Golf

Seamus Power has claimed his first PGA Tour title.

The Waterford golfer beat J.T. Poston on the sixth play-off hole to win the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky after both players finished up on 21 under par.

The 34-year old picked up a cheque for $630,000, and a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

The win moves Power up to 113th in the world ranking and up to 69th place in the FedEx Cup standings,

It also secures him a spot at the PGA Championship, the Tournament of Champions and Players Championship.

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Collin Morikawa won the Open Championship at Royal St. George's on his debut in the tournament after finishing up on 15-under-par, two shots clear of Jordan Spieth.

Shane Lowry finished up on 6-under-par and in a tie for 12th.

Rory McIlroy ended up on level-par with Padraig Harrington 4-over.

Tennis

Coco Gauff has been forced to pull out of the Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 17-year-old confirmed that she would not be able to represent the USA in Tokyo.

Formula One

Red Bull's Max Verstappen accused Lewis Hamilton of being 'dangerous, disrespectful and unsportsmanlike' yesterday.

Verstappen was angered by Hamilton's part in an opening lap crash at the British Grand Prix that took him out of the race.

Hamilton went on to win at Silverstone, despite receiving a 10-second penalty for the incident.

Racing

There's a seven race card at Ballinrobe today where the first goes to post at 4.30pm.

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