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Leinster SFC Final on 1st August, throw-in 4pm

GAA

Last night it was confirmed the Leinster SFC Final, between Kildare & Dublin, will throw-in at 4pm on Sunday 1st August.

This is Kildare’s first Leinster final since 2017 & fifth since the Lilywhites last won, in 2000.

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Yesterday evening in the, 2021 Senior Hurling League Division 1 Semi Final it finished,

Confey GAA 3-17 V Ardclough 1-13

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Reigning All-Ireland champions Cork are through to the Munster under-20 hurling final.

The Rebels beat Tipperary by 3-20 to 2-17 last night. Cork will take on Limerick in next week's final.

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Dublin and Galway have booked their places in the Leinster under-20 Hurling decider.

Dublin edged out Offaly by 2-15 to 1-15 at Parnell Park while Galway had five points to spare in Tullamore against Kilkenny.

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Tonight Mayo host Roscommon in the Connacht under-20 Football final.

There's a 7.30pm throw-in time at Castlebar.

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In the Leinster Minor Hurling semi-finals this evening, Dublin make the trip to Wexford while Kilkenny host Offaly.

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There's two quarter-finals in the Munster Minor Football with Tipperary taking on Limerick and Waterford facing Cork.

Rugby

Three Irish players are set to start for the Lions in Saturday's first Test against South Africa.

Robbie Henshaw is expected to be picked in midfield with his Leinster teammates Tadhg Furlong and Jack Conan in the pack when Warren Gatland confirms his team later this morning.

Ali Price has reportedly got the nod to start at scrum-half ahead of Conor Murray with Wales' Dan Biggar set to play at out-half.

Murray, Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne will be among the replacements for the game in Cape Town.

Lions assistant coach Neil Jenkins says they can't afford to give away cheap penalties against the World champions.

Soccer

Celtic face a tough task if they are to progress to the next stage of the Champions League.

They were held 1-all at home to Midtjylland in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie.

The two teams meet again in Denmark next Wednesday.

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Dundalk head-coach Vinny Perth has ruled himself out of the running to become Northern Ireland under-21 manager.

He had been heavily linked with the vacancy but insists he has "no intentions of walking away" from his current role at Oriel Park.

Basketball

The Milwaukee Bucks are celebrating their first NBA Championship title in 50 years.

Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points as they beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98, in Game 6.

The Bucks had lost the first two games of the series before running off four successive victories to seal the title.

Racing

There’s an eight-race card at Naas this evening, with the first off at 4.15pm.

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