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United Begin Life Without Solskjaer In Champions League Tonight; Racing In Punchestown Today

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United meet Villareal at 5.45pm

SOCCER

Manchester United begin life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tonight.

Michael Carrick is in temporary charge for their Champions League Group F meeting with Villarreal.

Kick off in Spain is at 5.45pm.

United's captain Harry Maguire says it's up to the players to get back on track:

At 8pm, Chelsea have the chance to move level on points with Group H leaders Juventus when they meet at Stamford Bridge.

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Shamrock Rovers defender Roberto Lopes, Bohemians striker Georgie Kelly and St Pats midfielder Chris Forrester have been nominated for the PFAI Player of the Year award.

It's Lopes' second nomination in as many years.

Kelly and Forrester will square off in the FAI Cup final this Sunday at the Aviva Stadium.

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Shelbourne say they have not made a complaint to the FAI about last Sunday's women's cup final and have no intention to do so.

Doubts emerged surrounding the eligibility of a substitute used by Wexford Youths, who won the game 3-1.

It's believed the FAI have started to look into the matter, but Shelbourne say they won't be pursuing the issue.

In a statement, Shels said they were beaten by the better team on the night and congratulated Wexford on their win.

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The Republic of Ireland continue their preparations today for their crucial World Cup qualifiers.

They host Slovakia on Thursday before a meeting with Georgia next Tuesday.

GAELIC GAMES

Tributes have been paid to the former Limerick hurler Eamonn 'Ned' Rea who has passed away.

The Effin native won a Celtic Cross with the county in 1973.

He also collected two Munster titles during an 11-year inter-county career.

SNOOKER

The UK Championship gets underway in York today.

World number five Kyren Wilson is among those in action in the afternoon session, when he takes on Soheil Vahedi.

RACING

There's racing at Punchestown this afternoon.

The first of an eight-race card is off at 12pm.

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