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GOLF

Rory McIlory is just one shot off the lead heading into the third round of the US Open in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The Ulster man has reached the half way stage on 4 under par.

The American pair of Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen share the top of the leaderboard.

Waterford's Seamus Power is 1 over,  Offalyman Shane Lowry just missed the cut.

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Leona Maguire goes into the penultimate round of the Meijer Classic just outside the top-10.

The Cavan golfer is 7-under par, and seven shots off the lead of Jennifer Kupcho in Michigan.


GAELIC GAMES

Thurles is the venue for both of this afternoon’s All Ireland hurling quarter-finals.

First up, Clare meet Wexford with the winners facing Kilkenny.

And that’s followed by the clash of Galway and Cork, with All Ireland champions Limerick awaiting the winners in the semi-finals.

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Cork can edge closer to securing an All Ireland Camogie semi-final spot this evening as they face Waterford at Walsh Park.

Dublin play Group 1’s bottom side Clare in Ennis.

And Tipperary are still seeking a first win of the campaign as they play Wexford in Enniscorthy.

 

SOCCER

It was a miserable night for Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park last night, where they had Ronan Finn sent off and saw their SSE Airtricity Premier Division lead trimmed to five points.

Robbie Benson scored ten-minutes from time to give Dundalk a 1-nil win over the Hoops.

Bohemians survived the dismissal of Ciaran Kelly to beat Dublin rivals Shelbourne 1-nil at Dalymount.

Derry City’s now stretches to seven matches after their 1-1 draw with Drogheda.

And Eoin Doyle scored twice as St. Pat’s beat UCD 2-1.

There’s a north-west derby at the Showgrounds this evening where Sligo Rovers play Finn Harps.

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Galway are top of the First Division this morning following a 5-1 win away to Bray last night.

Cork City will replace them at the summit if they win away to Longford this evening.

Wexford’s playoff hopes were boosted by a 3-nil win at Cobh.

While Treaty United beat Athlone 2-1 at Market’s Field.

 

SWIMMING


Three Irish swimmers will look to add to Ireland’s three medals on the final day of the World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira.

First up, Ellen Keane goes in heat-1 of the 100-metre breaststroke S-B-8.

A bronze medalist from earlier in the week, Nicole Turner competes in the first heat of the 50-metre butterfly S-6 just before 11 this morning.

And Roisin Ni Riain’s latest attempt at a hat-trick of medals comes in the final of the 200-metre individual medley S-M-13 just before 6.30 this evening.
 

RUGBY

The Grand Final of the United Rugby Championship is an all-South African affair this evening.

DHL Stormers have home advantage in Cape Town as they face the Vodacom Bulls, and kick-off is at 6.30.

CYCLING

Daire Feeley holds a 51-second advantage in the race for the yellow jersey ahead of today’s penultimate stage of the Rás Tailteann.

Today’s stage takes the peloton on a 154-kilometre route from Lisdoonvarna to Kilbeggan.

DARTS

The Irish duo of Steve Lennon and Willie O’Connor are in last-16 action at the World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt today, taking on the Netherlands.

Carlow man Lennon faces Danny Noppert.

While Limerick’s Willie O’Connor goes up against Dirk van Duijvenbode (pr: Dyven-bod-deh).

RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Down Royal this afternoon, with the first off at 2.00

And the Platinum Jubilee Stakes is the feature on the final day of Royal Ascot.

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