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Naas & Éire Óg Corra Choill are in Leinster Hurling action

Both the Kildare Senior and Junior Hurling Champions are in Provincial action today

Naas play Shinrone of Offaly in an AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Quarter Final at St Conleth’s Park.

Kfm will have live updates of the game with Seamus Dillion reporting.

Throw in is at 1.30.

At the same time Éire Óg Corra Choill take on Horeswood of Wexford in a Leinster Club Junior Hurling quarter final at St. Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy

The Semi Finals of the Kildare LGFA club minor championship are down for decision today.

Division 1
Kilcullen v Eadestown
Sarsfields v Maynooth

Both at 2pm

Division 2
Naas v Balyna also at 2pm
Raheens v Two Mile House at 4.30pm

 

RUGBY

The Irish rugby team play Fiji in their second test of the Autumn International  Series at 1 o'clock.

Coach Andy Farrell has made 9 changes to his starting 15 that beat South Africa last weekend.

There are five Kildare players in the squad including Athy's Jeremy Loughman is set to earn his first cap.

 

The game of the day sees France play host to the Springboks at 8pm.

Before that, Wales come up against Argentina from half past 5.

At 3:15 England take on Japan while Italy face Australia at 1 o'clock.


SOCCER

Manchester City can put the pressure back on Arsenal in the Premier League's lunchtime game this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola's side play Brentford knowing a win would put them back on top of the table for a few hours at least.

Kick off at the Eithad is at 12:30pm.

The Gunners travel to Wolves this evening at 7:45pm.

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There are 6 other games down for decision today.

Liverpool play host to Nathan Jones as he takes charge of Southampton for the first time.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp won't be on the sidelines as he received a touchline ban for an altercation with referee Anthony Taylor in their game with Manchester City last month.

West Ham take on Leicester City, Everton travel to Bournemouth, Tottenham clash with Leeds and Nottingham Forest face Crystal Palace.

All five games kick off at 3pm.

Elsewhere, Newcastle come up against Chelsea at half past 5.

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Waterford failed in their bid to return to the League of Ireland's Premier Division last night.

Junior Quitirna missed a penalty in stoppage time as they were beaten 1-0 by UCD in the Promotion Relegation playoff.

Tom Lonergan's goal was enough to see the Students survive.

SNOOKER

There's an all Northern Ireland clash in the first round of the UK Championship this afternoon.

Antrim natives Jordan Brown and Mark Allen meet on the opening day of the tournament.

They take to the table at 1pm.

Later, 60 year old Jimmy White takes on 16th seed Ryan Day at 7 o'clock.

 

FORMULA ONE

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen will start today's Sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix from the front of the grid.

The Dane claimed his and his team's first ever pole position in a major upset in qualifying last night.

World champion Max Verstappen starts from second with Mercedes man George Russell in third.

The 100km race will determine the starting grid for tomorrow's Grand Prix.

 

RACING

The racing action comes from Naas today.

The first of 8 races goes to post at 11.50

 

 

 

 

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