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Ireland aim to make it two wins from two at the Rugby World Cup

GAELIC GAMES

The UPMC Senior Hurling Championship continues this afternoon.

Manguard Park is the venue for the quarter final between Maynooth and Éire Óg Corra Choill.

Throw in is at 2 o’clock.

There will be live update on More Music Sportsbeat Saturday here on Kfm this afternoon.

Seamus Dillion will report.

Auld Shebeen Athy Intermediate Football Championship Pre- Quarter Finals are also down for decision at Manguard Park.

Allenwood and Kilcullen meet at 4.00.

That will be followed by the game between Nurney and Round Towers.

RUGBY

Ireland aim to make it two wins from two at the Rugby World Cup this evening.

Andy Farrell's team face a Tonga in Nantes at 8pm.

Captain Johnny Sexton starts again at out-half..

Tadhg Beirne shifts from the flank to the second row

In today's other games, Samoa face Chile from 2pm while there's a 4.45pm start for the meeting of Portugal and Wales.

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Last night, New Zealand got their first win in Pool A with a commanding 71-3 bonus-point victory over Namibia.

 

SOCCER

The Premier League returns today following the international break, with leaders Manchester City taking on West Ham at the London Stadium.

The action gets underway at lunchtime with Wolves hosting Liverpool, before Luton go in search of their first top flight point at Fulham.

Manchester United welcome Brighton to Old Trafford, unbeaten Tottenham play Sheffield United and Crystal Palace go to Aston Villa.

As they prepare for their first Champions League outing in 20 years on Tuesday, Newcastle take on Brentford in the late game.


Shamrock Rovers took a big step toward retaining their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title last night.

Graham Burke's late goal from the penalty spot secured a 1-all draw at the Hoops' title rivals Derry City.

The hosts had taken the lead through a header from their captain Cameron McJannet.

Stephen Bradley's Rovers now hold a four-point lead at the top of the table with just six games to play as they seek a fourth straight title.

 

Cork City are into the semi-finals of the FAI Cup for the first time since 2018.

Ruairi Keating was their stoppage time hero in a 2-1 comeback win against Wexford at Turner's Cross.

Galway United thrashed Dundalk 4-nil, Bohemians were 3-1 winners at Drogheda while St Pat's came from behind to beat Finn Harps 2-1.

 

GOLF

Defending champion Shane Lowry is six shots off the lead heading into day three at golf's BMW PGA Championship.

He'll tee off from four-under-par later with Swedish duo Ludvig Aberg and Sebastian Soderbeg the players to catch at 10-under.

Ulster men Rory Mcllroy and Tom McKibbin will resume at one-under-par.

 

RACING

There is racing today at Navan with the first of an eight race card underway at 1.35.

The meet at Gowran Park has been called off due to a waterlogged track.

 

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