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Premier League Returns, disappointment for Donegal boxer Jason Quigley

SOCCER

Waterford will play UCD in next week’s promotion-relegation playoff.

Colm Whelan’s 24th goal of the season for the Students set them on the way to a 2-nil win over Bray last night.

While Waterford finished second-from-bottom in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division after last night’s goalless draw with St. Pat’s.

Ollie Horgan’s 100th win as Finn Harps manager was one of their most important.

A 5-nil drubbing of Longford preserved the Ballybofey club’s top flight status for a fourth year.

Derry’s 2-1 win at Dundalk secured fourth place, and a return to Europe IF St. Pat’s win the Cup next week.

Bohemians need to win the Cup themselves if they’re to seal European football as a a 1-1 draw at Sligo left them fifth.

And Graham Burke’s second half brace saw champions Shamrock Rovers end the season with a 2-1 win at home to Drogheda

 

Three new managers begin to get to grips with their new club as the Premier League resumes after the international break.

Steven Gerrard takes to the dugout as Aston Villa manager against Brighton.

Dean Smith begins his bid to save Norwich from relegation, as the bottom side welcome Southampton.

But Eddie Howe won't be at St.James' Park as Newcastle face Brentford after a positive coronavirus test.

League leaders Chelsea travel to Leicester this lunchtime, before Manchester United go to Watford and Wolves play West Ham.

Burnley and Crystal Palace meet at Turf Moor, while the late game sees Liverpool host in-form Arsenal at Anfield.

 

QPR moved up a place to fifth in the Championship with a 2-0 win over Luton in last night's game.

Fulham can at least temporarily go top of the table if they beat second from bottom Barnsley later - as Bournemouth don't play Derby until tomorrow.

Of the teams in action which occupy the play-off spots, West Brom go to Huddersfield, Coventry go to Sheffield United in the early game and Stoke host Peterborough.

There are a host of clubs trying to move into the top six, including Blackburn, who go to Bristol City.

Reading look to eat away at their six point penalty for breaking financial regulations when they host Nottingham Forest.

Chris Wilder's first game in charge of Middlesbrough is a home fixture with Millwall.

Hull could escape the relegation zone with a win over Birmingham, if Peterborough lose.

Elsewhere, Preston take on Cardiff and Swansea face Blackpool.

 

BOXING

There was disappointment for Donegal’s Jason Quigley in New Hampshire last night.

He lost his WBO middleweight title fight with Demetrius Andrade

Andrade won by knock out.

 

RUGBY

It’s the end of an era for Irish women’s rugby at the RDS this afternoon.

The test with Japan will be Ciara Griffin’s 41st and final time to wear an Ireland jersey - she retires from international rugby today.

While the game also marks Adam Griggs’ final outing as head coach.

Kick-off in Ballsbridge is at 3.00

RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Gowran Park this afternoon, with the first going to post at midday.

 

 

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