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Kildare seniors final preparation fo Dublin game; Kenny names Ireland squad; 14 declared for Epsom Derby


Kildare senior footballers will complete training this evening ahead of Saturday’s All Ireland series clash with Dublin.

The match is in Kilkenny’s UPMC Nowlan Park at 5pm.

Kfm will have full commentary of the match, in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

In the Leinster minor football final last evening, Dublin beat Kildare by 0-19 to 2-8


Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Greece and Gibraltar.

Leixlip's Nathan Collins and Maynooth's Mark Travers have both been included., but Leixlip's Andrew Omobamidele misses out through injury.

Peterborough's uncapped Jack Taylor is included due to his late-season form.

Chiedoze Ogbene misses out through injury. He has been nursing a hamstring problem since the start of May, when he was forced off during Rotherham's win at Middlesbrough.

Alan Browne and Jeff Hendrick are both included after missing last week’s training camp in Bristol due to injury.

Liam Scales and Darragh Lenihan have been recalled, as the Republic of Ireland manager copes without defenders Seamus Coleman and Andrew Omobamidele.

Taylor impressed Kenny during last week's training camp in Bristol, reporting for duty in the wake of Peterborough's devastating League One semi-final collapse against Sheffield Wednesday.

Matt Doherty has just 16 minutes of club action since his January move to Atletico Madrid, while Callum Robinson also misses out through injury.

Ireland play  Greece on Friday,June 16th in Athens, with Gibraltar visiting Dublin three days later

Ireland fly to Antalya, Turkey on Monday for a nine-day warm-weather training camp.

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)

Defenders: Matt Doherty (Atlético Madrid), Mark Sykes (Bristol City), Callum O'Dowda (Cardiff City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Nathan Collins (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Egan (Sheffield United), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), Darragh Lenihan (Middlesbrough), Liam Scales (Celtic).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Jeff Hendrick (Reading), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jamie McGrath (Wigan Athletic), Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).

Forwards: Adam Idah (Norwich City), Michael Obafemi (Burnley), Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur), Mikey Johnston (Vitória de Guimarães, on loan from Celtic).


Conor Coady has left Everton and returned to Wolves following his loan spell.  Everton passed the option to sign the 10 times capped England defender on a permanent basis.

Coady made 25 appearances for Everton this season, including starting in last Sunday's vital 1-0 win over Bournemouth


Its day one of the European Open in Hamburg.

Joost Luiten and Marcus Helligkilde jointly lead on 3 under par.

Of the Irish, Tom McKibbin is level after 15; John Murphy is 2 over after 14

On the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are in the field for the Memorial Tournament, which begins today in Ohio.

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow are in New Jersey for the LPGA Tour's Americas Open.

At the French Open in Paris, Women's top seed and defending champion Poland’s Iga Swiatek (pr: ee-gah Sh'vee-on-tek) plays American Claire Liu later.

Sixth seed Coco Gauff (pr: Goff) plays Julia Grabher.

In the men's singles, last year's runner up Casper Ruud (pr: Rude) of Norway plays Giulio Zeppieri.


Auguste Rodin, Military Order and Arrest form part of a 14-strong field declared for the Betfred Derby at Epsom on Saturday.

Aidan O'Brien also runs San Antonio and Adelaide River.

Military Order is a full-brother to trainer Charlie Appleby's 2021 winner Adayar.

Arrest, the son of Frankel, will take all the headlines if he wins, as he is the final Derby mount of Frankie Dettori.

There are other Irish entries: Jessica Harrington's Sprewell and John Murphy's White Birch

Today’s racing is in Roscommon from 2.05 and in Fairyhouse begins from 4.25.


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