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Ireland ready to kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign

It is another busy day of Kildare GAA action.

3.30 is the start time for the Joe Mallon Motors Senior Football Championship Group C games between Eadestown and St. Laurence and  Raheens and Confey.

The Group A games between  Celbridge and Clane and  Carbury and Clogherinkoe begin at 5.00.

Kfm will have coverage off all those games.

 

The Auld Shebeen Athy Intermediate Football Championship continues with two Group B games at 2.00, St Kevin’s and Round Towers and  Caragh and Rathangan.

Castledermot topped Group A following a 3-07 to 1-11 win over Allenwood last night.

Leixlip bowed out of the tournament after their game with Sallins finished 1-16 to 2-13.

 

Cappagh secured their place in the Tom Cross Transport Junior A final with a 1-09 to 0-09 win over Ballykelly.

Castlemtichell were handed a walkover over Ardclough

Athy is the venue for both of today’s Tom Cross Junior Football Championship Quarter Finals.

Athgarvan and Rathcoffey play at 3.00 followed by the meeting of Grangenolvin and Kill.

 

RUGBY

Ireland kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign in Bordeaux this afternoon.

Jonathan Sexton returns to captain the side against Pool B minnows Romania.

Kick-off is at 2.30.

On Pool A Italy meet Namibia in Saint-Etienne from midday.

Pool C begins with the meeting of Australia and Georgia at 5.00.

And there’s an 8pm start in Marseille, where England face Argentina in Pool D.

The hosts France opened the tournament with a pulsating 27-13 victory over New Zealand at the Stade de France.

It is the All Blacks first ever World Cup pool defeat.

 

GOLF

Shane Lowry is five shots off the lead heading into Day 3 of the  Irish Open at the K Club.

Jordan Smith and Shub-han-kar Sharma sit on top of the leader board on 13-under par.

Rory McIlroy and Mark Power tee off this morning from 5-under.

 


SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland under-21s started their Euro qualifying campaign with a win last night.

The came from behind to beat Turkey 3-2 at Turner’s Cross.


A Stephen Walsh hat-trick edged Galway United another inch closer to the SSE Airtricity First Division title last night.

They were 4-1 winners at Bray.

Waterford scored four without reply away to ten-man Finn Harps.

Wexford boosted their playoff hopes with a 2-1 win away to Treaty United.

Kerry and Longford finished goalless.

Tonight sees Cobh Ramblers play Athlone Town.

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Women’s Premier Division leaders Peamount United entertain Cork City this evening.

Shamrock Rovers face Sligo Rovers.

Wexford Youths play Treaty United

Athlone host Bohemians, and Galway United take on DLR Waves.

 


ROWING

Four more medals are up for grabs for Irish crews at the World Rowing Championships in Belgrade today.

Steven McGowan and Katie O’Brien go in the PR2 Mixed Double Sculls Final just after midday.

Aifric Keogh and Fiona Murtagh are in the Women’s Pair final.

In the Men’s Pair, Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney are on the water just before 1.

And just after 1, Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will look to retain their world title in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls.

 

TENNIS

Coco Gauff is looking to win her first ever Grand Slam singles title tonight.

The home favourite and sixth seed takes on the new world number-1 Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open final.

Play at Flushing Meadows is due to get underway at 9pm, Irish time.

 


RACING

The Irish Champions Festival gets underway at Leopardstown today.

The Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes is the feature on an eight-race card which gets underway at 1.45.

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