Evening Sports Update

Soccer

Chelsea have increased their lead at the top of the Premier League to eleven points.

They beat Swansea 3-1.

Crystal Palace have moved out of the relegation places after a 1-nil win over Middlesbrough – who are only one point above the drop zone.

Managerless champions Leicester have dropped into it – but they don’t play until Monday.

Bottom side Sunderland lost 2-nil at Everton, with fellow strugglers Hull drawing 1-all against Burnley.

West Brom came from behind to win 2-1 against Bournemouth.

Watford host West Ham in the late game.

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Celtic have maintained their 24-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Moussa Dembele scored twice in a 2-nil victory over bottom team Hamilton.

Second placed Aberdeen beat Ross County 1-nil, while Dundee scored five first half goals to win 5-1 at Motherwell.

Hearts lost 2-nil at Partick, and Kilmarnock won by the same score at St Johnstone.

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Basketball

Leestrand Girls U16 Div 3: Kenmare Kestrels 46, St Colmans 27

Leestrand Boys U16 Div 2: Kenmare Kestrels 46, TK Cougars 60

Leestrand Boys U14 Div 1: St Marys 54, St Brendans 45

Leestrand Girls U12 Div 2 group 2: Rathmore 18, Kenmare Kestrels 28

Local Gaelic Games

In the East Kerry Senior League Rd 3 Rathmore defeated Currow, 3-12 to 2-10, while in the Cahirsiveen Credit Union sponsored South Kerry League, Waterville defeated St Michaels Foilmore, 0-13 to 1-08.

In National News

At Congress, delegates have voted to move the All-Ireland hurling and football finals to August instead of the traditional September period.

And another new rule will see extra-time in all hurling and football championship games, except provincial and All-Ireland finals.

GPA Chief Executive Dermot Early was one of those against the restructured Championship, arguing that there was not enough consultation time.

That has been denied by GAA Director-General Paraic Duffy.

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Boxing

Tralee Boxing Club has two Munster Champions in John and Patrick McCarthy.

Both men overcame Cork boxers in their respective deciders.

John boxed in the 46kg division, while his twin brother Patrick fought in the 48kg division.

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It’s halftime in the 6 Nations where Ireland lead France 7-6.