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Thursday Morning: Proposed Suspensions Dismissed Ahead Of All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals

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Clare's Rory Hayes & Peter Duggan, and Galway's Cianan Fahy

GAELIC GAMES

Three players have had their proposed suspensions dismissed ahead of Saturday's All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals.

Clare duo Rory Hayes and Peter Duggan have been cleared to play against Wexford.

Galway's Cianan Fahy will be available for the Tribesmen after his proposed two-match ban was thrown out.

All three players had been cited for incidents in their respective provincial finals.

GOLF

Rory McIlroy will look to end his eight-year major drought at Brookline this week.

The Down native gets his US Open campaign underway at Brookline at lunchtime today.

Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are also in the field at the Boston venue.

Lowry plays alongside Phil Mickelson, who is seeking to complete the career Grand Slam.


On the LPGA Tour, Belmont in Michigan is the location for the Meijer  Classic.

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow represent the Irish interest.

SOCCER

Nottingham Forest will find out their first top flight opponents in 23 years when the Premier League fixtures are released this morning.

English Championship winners Fulham and Bournemouth are also back in the first tier, while Manchester City are waiting to see where their title defence begins.

This winter's World Cup in Qatar means there'll be a mid-season break between November and December.

SWIMMING

Nicole Turner goes in search of a second medal - and Ireland’s fourth - at the World Para Swimming Championships today.

The Portarlington swimmer goes in the first heat of the Women’s 50-metre freestyle S6 just before 11am.

Roisin Ni Riain claimed Ireland’s third medal of the meet last night, with bronze in the 100-metre backstroke S13.

Elsewhere this morning, Barry McClements returns in the second heat of the men’s 400-metre freestyle S9 at 9.20am.

CYCLING

After victory on the opening stage, Matthew Teggart wears yellow for today’s second stage of the Rás Tailteann.

It takes the riders on a 154-kilometre trek from Horse And Jockey to Castleisland.

MOTORSPORT

Formula One bosses have agreed a new 10-year deal to keep the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne until 2035.

It means the race - which was first run in 1996 - will have been on the calendar for almost 4 decades when the contract expires.

The Albert Park track beat opposition from rival bids, including Sydney.

RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Leopardstown this evening, with the first off at 5.15pm.

And it’s day 3 at Royal Ascot, where the Gold Cup is the feature race.

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