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Leinster aim for Champions Cup final, Liverpool and Chelsea meet in FA Cup final

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Leinster are looking to reach the Heineken Champions Cup final for the first time since 2019 this afternoon.

Leo Cullen’s side are unchanged for the visit of reigning European champions Toulouse to the Aviva Stadium.

Eadestown's Jimmy O'Brien will be making his 50th Appearance for the Province on the wing.


Kick-off is at 3.00.

 

SOCCER

Liverpool and Chelsea have the honour of contesting the 141st FA Cup final later.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are seeking their second trophy of the season, having beaten the same opposition in the Carabao Cup final.

Kick-off at Wembley is at 4.45.

 



A late tap-in from substitute Danny Mandroiu (pr: Man-droo) saw Shamrock Rovers open up a four-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division last night.

They beat their nearest rivals Derry City by a goal to nil at Tallaght Stadium.

Dundalk are up to third courtesy of a 3-1 defeat of Bohemians.

UCD finally collected their first win of the season, beating Finn Harps 1-nil in Ballybofey to move to within just two-points of the Donegal club.

And Sean Boyd scored the only goal as Shelbourne beat Drogheda United.

There’s one game in the top flight tonight, with Sligo Rovers entertaining St. Pat’s from 7.45.

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Galway United were 4-nil winners away to Wexford last night to draw level on points with First Division leaders Cork.

Waterford twice came from behind before eventually beating Cobh 4-2 at the R-S-C.

Longford claimed the Midlands Clasico with a 2-1 win away to ten-man Athlone.

And Treaty United and Bray drew 2-2.

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Shelbourne go into this evening’s Dublin derby away to Bohemians with a five-point lead at the top of the Women’s National League.

Second placed Peamount host Athlone this evening.

Elsewhere, Wexford go to managerless Cork City, DLR Waves face Sligo Rovers, and Galway play Treaty United.

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GAELIC GAMES

A place in the final with Kerry awaits the winner of tonight’s clash of Tipperary and Limerick in the Munster football championship.

There’s a 7pm throw-in in Thurles.

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Dublin have the chance to book their place in the All Ireland series this evening.

They take on a Kilkenny side beaten by Galway a fortnight ago.

Throw-in at Parnell Park is at 7.

Galway can also edge closer to a Leinster final spot with a win over Laois at M-W Hire O’Moore Park from 5.

While Westmeath play Wexford in Mullingar.

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The winners of this afternoon’s Joe McDonagh Cup meeting of Kerry and Offaly will be in the box seat to advance to the All Ireland series.

The loser of today’s meeting of Carlow and Down will go into the final weekend in the relegation zone.


BOXING

Michaela Walsh is the only Irish boxer in action at the Women’s World Championships this evening.

The Belfast boxer faces Ukraine’s Valeriia Yeroshenko in the featherweight last-16.


RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Navan this afternoon, with the first off at 2.05

While at Wexford, a seven-race programme gets underway at 1.55

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