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Thursday Morning: St. Pat's In Action Tonight & Local Hurling Games

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Local hurling games throw-in at 7.30pm

SOCCER

St Patrick's Athletic bid 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.

Kick off is at 7.45pm.

 

Sligo Rovers trail Viking 5-1 ahead of their match at the Showgrounds, which has a 7pm start.

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Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki last night.

The Champions League winners beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0.

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Elsewhere last night, Republic of Ireland international Chiedozie Ogbene (pr: Chee-doh-zee Og-ben-ay) was on the mark as Rotherham beat Port Vale 2-1 in the EFL Cup.

In the League Cup tonight, West Brom play Sheffield United.

GAELIC GAMES

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 

GOLF

Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are in the field for the PGA Tour's FedEx St Jude Invitational in Tennessee, the first of the play offs.

McIlroy tees off his opening round at the TPC Southwind just after 7pm Irish time in the company of Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.

Lowry is out at the same time in a group with Luke List and Corey Conners.

Power is the first Irish player to tee off just after 6.30pm Irish time in the company of Collin Morikawa and Davis Riley.

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Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow are among the players competing in the ISPS Handa World Invitational, which will see separate women's and men's tournaments at Galgorm Castle and Massereene in County Antrim this week.

HANDBALL

A double of Leinster titles for two Leixlip hand ballers last night.

Mollie Dagg beat Kilkenny's Roisin O'Keeffe 21-9, 21-10 in the Leinster Ladies Handball 60 x 30 Singles Final.

Kevin Diggins won the Men's final defeating Shane Birney of Wexford 21-7, 21-11.

Both will be in the All-Ireland semi-finals in two weeks time.

HORSE RACING

A flat meeting begins at Leopardstown at 5.20pm.

A mixed card at Tramore gets underway at 5.30pm.

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