Evening Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Dublin lead Galway by 1 – 9 to 1-7 at half time in their All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final.

The Dubs were quickest off the mark, going into a 3 point lead after 6 minutes – but a fisted goal from Damien Comer levelled affairs moments later.


Galway were awarded a penalty on the 10 minute mark, but Eamonn Brannigan’s shot was well saved by Stephen Cluxton.

The momentum then swung in the Dubs favour, with Con O’Callaghan finishing off a well worked piece of play Dublin 10 minutes frm the break.

The sides traded scores up to the break, but it was Dublin who went into the dressing rooms with a 2 point advnatage 1-9 to 1-7.

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Earlier at Croke Park, Galway’s minor footballers booked their place in the final of the All-Ireland Championship.

They claimed their place in the decider with a 3-13 to 2-9 win over Meath.

Galway will play the winners of Kerry and Monaghan who meet in the other semi-final tomorrow.

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SOCCER

In the Premier League,

Everton hold a 1 – 0 lead over Wolves midway through the opening half of the late game.

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Earlier,

Chelsea have gotten life under Maurizio Sarri (pron: sar-ree) off to a perfect start, beating Huddersfield 3 – 0 away from home.

Goals from N’Golo Kante and Jorginho gave the blues a 2 goal advantage at the break.

Pedro then sealed the win with a chipped finish in the 80th minute.

Elsewhere,

A Roberto Pereyra brace helped Watford to a 2 – 0 win over Brighton.

Neither of the newly promoted sides in action picked up points.

Cardiff City fell to a 2 – 0 defeat to Bournemouth, while playoff winners Fulham were defeated 2 – 0 by Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage.

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Earlier, Tottenham beat Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park.

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In the Scottish Premiership,

Celtic have fallen to their first defeat of the season – going down 1 – 0 away to Hearts.

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty scored the only goal of the game.

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Here at home – In the Irish Daily Mail Fai Senior Cup,

Derry City have one foot in the second round – they lead Barney 7 – 0 at half time.

Waterford progressed earlier, beating Skerries 4-1.

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Daryl Horgan has completed a move to Hibernians from Preston North End.

The Irish intenrational has signed a three year deal with Neil Lennon’s side.

GOLF

Rory McIlroy has teed off his third round at the US Pgra Championship.

The Ulster man has resumed from 3 under par in St Louis.

Shane Lowry is best of the Irish – the Offaly man is just three shots off the lead on 7 under following a second round of 64.

He’ll tee off his third at 7:15 Irish time.

Padraig Harrington and Paul Dunne both missed the halfway cut earlier.

ATHLETICS

Benjamin Shawm, Laura Wylie and Russell White have just gotten their Mixed Team Triathlon Relay Final underway at the European Championships

Earlier, Alex Wright claimed a 10th place finish in the 20km Race Walk final.

The 27 year old walked a seasonal best time of 1 hour 22 minutes and 18 seconds

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