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President Higgins Congratulates Jason Smyth On His Paralympic Gold.

Manchester United are away to Wolves in the Premier League this afternoon.


PARALYMPICS

Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins has led the tributes to Jason Smyth today.

The Derry man won the Men's T13 100m Final at the Paralympics in Tokyo earlier on.

The 34-year-old completed the sprint in a time of 10-point-5-3 seconds to win his sixth Paralympic gold medal.

President Higgins described the achievement as extraordinary and said Smyth was an exceptional athlete.


GAELIC GAMES

It's semi-finals day in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.

2019 Champions Galway lead Tipperary 8-points-to-4 at half-time at Croke Park.

At 4-o'clock, Cork and reigning champions Kilkenny meet in their last-four encounter.

The Rebels are looking to get back into the decider for the first time since 2018.


SOCCER

It's half-time in today's early Premier League games.

Tottenham lead Watford 1-0 in north London.

Heung-Min Son with his second goal of the season for the hosts in the 42nd minute.

Spurs can go top of the table here with a win.

Elsewhere, it's scoreless between Burnley and Leeds at Turf Moor.

Later on Manchester United are away to Wolves.


Speaking ahead of the game, United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has said they're "not yet where they want to be."

Since he became manager in 2018 the club has not won any silverware.

The squad is set to be boosted by the re-signing of five time ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 this afternoon in the first Old Firm derby of the new Scottish Premiership season.

Filip Helander with the goal for Steven Gerrard's side in the 66th minute.

Gerrard was not in attendance at Parkhead as the club continues to deal with a major Covid-19 outbreak.

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Here at home, one of the biggest rivalries in the Irish game will be renewed today.

Bohemians host Dublin neighbours Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the FAI Cup from 4-o'clock.

Elsewhere, it's scoreless at the break between Killester United and Wexford Youths.


GOLF

Rory McIlroy will begin his final round just four shots off the lead at the BMW Championship.

He'll tee off from 17-under-par just after half-past-6 Irish time.

Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay lead on 21-under.

Shane Lowry has just tee'd off for his final round from 6-under-par.

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