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Naas Hurlers Make It 3 In A Row; New Manager For Kildare LGFA

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Seán Finnegan will manager Kildare women's intermediate team for 2022

GAELIC GAMES

Naas senior hurlers made club history yesterday, winning a 3rd consecutive senior title, defeating Celbridge 1-16 to 1-13.

Naas have now won the double of senior football & hurling.

This morning’s 'Kildare Today' will review the game & will have interviews with the Naas & Celbridge managers, Naas captain Brian Byrne & man of the match, Jack Sheridan, & top-scorer with 12 points.

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Naas completed another double yesterday, winning the minor hurling final against Maynooth, 25 points to 2-16.

Meanwhile, Naas footballers will play Tullamore in Sunday’s Leinster club championship in St Conleths Park, at 1pm.

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Kildare LGFA have confirmed they will propose Sean Finnegan & his backroom team as Kildare intermediate manager for 2022 at an upcoming county board meeting on Thursday.

The All-Ireland winning boss said last month he would be stepping down from his Westmeath role after 3 successful years

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In the KDFL Senior League Final Playoff:

Clonmullion 4 - Rathangan 2, with Cody Mulhall scoring a hat-trick.

Clonmullion are Senior Division champions for the first time.

SOCCER

Stephen Kenny has hailed the attitude of his Republic of Ireland players as they ended their World Cup qualifying campaign on a positive note.

Second half goals from Shane Duffy, Chiedozie Ogbene and Callum Robinson secured a 3-0 win over Luxembourg last night.

The result also ensured a third-placed finish for Ireland in Group A.

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Elsewhere in the group, Portugal missed out on automatic qualification.

Serbia took top spot with a 2-1 win in Lisbon courtesy of a late goal from Aleksander Mitrovic.

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Northern Ireland round off their qualifying campaign tonight.

Italy are the visitors to Windsor Park, where kick off is at 7.45pm.

England need just a point away to San Marino to guarantee their place in Qatar.

Scotland are already assured of second place in Group F ahead of their meeting with Denmark.

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Norwich are expected to confirm Dean Smith as their new manager today.

The former Aston Villa boss has reportedly agreed a 2 & a half year deal at the Premier League's bottom club.

Norwich have been without a manager since the sacking of Daniel Farke last weekend.

GOLF

Leona Maguire's final day challenge at the Pelican Championship faded last night.

Having led the tournament after the first round, the Cavan native finished in a tie for 28th on seven-under-par after a final round of five-over 75.

Stephanie Meadow was three shots further back after a level-par 70.

Nelly Korda prevailed to take the title following a play off after four players ended on 17-under.

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Jason Kokrak won the Houston Open last night to collect a third PGA Tour title.

He finished two strokes clear of the chasing pack on ten-under.

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Padraig Harrington's bid to make this week's DP World Tour Championship fell short yesterday.

He finished in a tie for 8th at the Dubai Championship - 4 shots behind winner Joachim Hansen.

The result leaves Harrington 57th in the Race to Dubai standings - three places outside the cut-off mark for this week's tournament.

FORMULA 1

Lewis Hamilton has revitalised his Formula One title challenge after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The world champion is now 14 points off Max Verstappen after coming from tenth to finish first in Sao Paulo.

Hamilton has just three races of the season left to close the gap.

CRICKET

Australia are the T20 Cricket World Cup champions.

They won the title for the first time with an 8-wicket victory over New Zealand in the final in Dubai.

 

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