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Republic of Ireland international James McClean has called on the Irish Government to invest more in domestic football.

SOCCER

Republic of Ireland international James McClean has called on the Irish Government to invest more in domestic football.

McClean, Seamus Coleman and Gavin Bazunu have helped with the launch of a pilot scheme to provide 30 thousand euro for sporting and educational scholarships for two young players next year.

The aim is to create 310 scholarships for boys and girls over the next five years.

The Derry native plays with Wrexham in League Two, and he says their facilities are superior to those in the League of Ireland.





England have booked their place at next year's European Championship finals in Germany.

They beat Italy 3-1 in Group C at Wembley last night, with Harry Kane scoring twice.

Northern Ireland lost 1-nil to Slovenia in Group H at Windsor Park.

Kasey McAteer is believed to be the player on the FAI's radar.

The 21 year old Leicester City winger is eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland and could feature going forward.

In the SSE Airtricity Women's Premier Division tonight, Shamrock Rovers go to DLR Waves and Shelbourne are at home to Sligo Rovers, while Galway United take on Athlone Town.

All of the matches kick off at 7.45.

In the second round of Women's Champions League qualifying this evening, Manchester United face Paris Saint Germain and Glasgow City take on Brann.


RUGBY
 

Cian Healy may return for Leinster once the United Rugby Championship resumes this weekend.

Their opener is away to Glasgow.

The prop missed Ireland's World Cup campaign with a foot injury.

GAA

Leinster Senior Football ‘A’ Round. 1 will see St. Benildus College play Naas CBS at 1.30 in St. Benildus College.

HORSE RACING

There's a flat meeting at Navan this afternoon.

The first of eight races goes to post from 1.15.

 

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