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Thursday Lunch: Due To High Temperatures Greyhound Racing Suspended

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Including at Newbridge


Due to Met Éireann’s high temperature warning for Leinster and Munster, and considering the care and welfare needs of racing greyhounds, Greyhound racing and trial activity has been suspended tonight and tomorrow - including at Newbridge.


St Patrick Athletic bids to reach the Europa Conference League play off round this evening.

The Saints bring a 1-0 lead to Tallaght Stadium for the second leg of their tie with CSKA, Sofia.


Locally tonight, in the UPMC Intermediate Hurling Championship

All games at 7.30pm - first named at home

Broadford V Maynooth

Naas V Ardclough

Junior Hurling Championship Group A

Clane V Wolfe Tones 

Kilcock V Cappagh 

Junior Hurling Championship Group B

Naas V Ros Glas 

Leixlip V Éire Óg Corra Choill 


Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are in the field for the PGA Tour's FedEx Saint Jude Invitational in Tennessee,.

McIlroy and Lowry tee off just after 7pm Irish time, Seamus Power at 6.30pm.


Olympic rowing champions Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy take part in the lightweight men's double sculls qualifiers at the European Championships in Munich later this morning.


A double of Leinster titles for two Leixlip handballers last night.

Mollie Dagg beat Kilkenny's Roisin O'Keeffe in the Leinster Ladies Handball 60 x 30 Singles Final.

Kevin Diggins won the Men's final defeating Shane Birney of Wexford.


Luxembourg will have his first start on Saturday since finishing third in the English 2000 Guineas earlier this year. 

The Aidan O’Brien trained three-year-old is one of six runners in the Fitzdares Royal Whip at The Curragh.

Irish St. Leger winner 'Search for a Song' will face five rivals in the Comer Group International Irish St. Leger Trial Stakes.

Today’s racing is in Leopardstown from 5.20pm, and Tramore from 5.30pm.


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