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Ireland rugby team to be named later today; A number of local hurling fixtures down for decision

GAA

Last night’s local GAA results:

UPMC Senior B Hurling Championship

Broadford 2-12 Moorefield 2-9

Naas 1-19 Kilcock 1-5

Leixlip 5-28 Celbridge 0-8

Junior Hurling Championship

Confey 1-15 Ros Glas 2-11

Cappagh 2-13 Clane 1-9

Tonight’s fixtures:

Intermediate Hurling Championship (first named team at home)

Naas v Coill Dubh, 8pm

Ardclough v Eire Og Corra Choill, 8pm

Maynooth v St Laurence’s, 8pm

Junior Hurling Championship (first named team at home)

Leixlip v Round Towers, 6.45pm

Moorefield v Kilcock, 7.45pm

GOLF

There are four Irish players in the field for the BMW PGA Championship - the flagship event on the DP World Tour.

Padraig Harrington is the first of them to tee off at Wentworth at 8.25.

Rory McIlroy begins his challenge at 8.40.

Defending champion Shane Lowry is underway from 9am.

And Tom McKibbin has a start time of 11.55.

All of Europe's Ryder Cup players are in the field, including Masters winner Jon Rahm.

None of the early starters are under par as of yet.

RUGBY

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will name his team later for Saturday's World Cup Pool B match against Tonga in Nantes.

Jack Conan is the only injury absentee and a decision has to be made whether or not to start captain Johnny Sexton.

Out-half Sexton played 66 minutes against Romania last weekend.

Mack Hansen, Conor Murray, Ronan Kelleher and Iain Henderson may be selected today.

France face Uruguay in Pool A tonight.

There's an 8pm start time in Lille.

SOCCER

FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill and Director of Football Marc Canham will answer questions this morning on the departure of Vera Pauw as Republic of Ireland women's team manager.

Pauw laid the blame for her exit at the Association's door.

Hill and Canham are also set to field queries over the future of current men's team boss Stephen Kenny, following the disappointing European Championship qualifying campaign.

HORSE RACING

There's a meeting at Naas today.

The first of seven flat races goes to post at 1.55.

 

 

 

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