Evening Sports Update

LADIES FOOTBALL

Roscommon’s Dr Hyde Park will host an All-Ireland Ladies Football semi-final triple-header on Saturday August 25th.

The first match of the day pits Roscommon against Meath in the Intermediate last-four at 1pm.


Cork play Donegal in the Senior semis at a quarter-to-three with defending champions Dublin facing Galway at half-four.

SOCCER

Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has been sent for tests on his right knee after suffering an injury in training.

Early reports had suggested that it’s a serious issue but the Premier League champions insist that tests are still ongoing and that no prognosis has been made as yet.

The playmaker scored eight goals last season in helping Pep Guardiola’s side to the title.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says Dedryck Boyata WAS fit for their crucial qualifier at AEK Athens – which ended in defeat and a Champions League exit.

The Belgium defender denied that he refused to play because he wants to leave.

Without him and suspended centre-back Kristoffer Ajer Celtic lost 2-1 in Greece, and 3-2 on aggregate.

Former Hoops striker Andy Walker says the club have been punished for their complacency during the summer transfer window.

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Amit Bhatia’s taken over as chairman of QPR – with Tony Fernandes stepping down.

The Championship club recently came to a settlement with the Football League after breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Fernandes took over Rangers in 2011 – and has been co-chairman since 2015.

Bhatia joined the board in 2007.

ATHLETICS

Sport Ireland have confirmed that a 2017 Dublin City Marathon runner has tested positive for a banned substance.

Natasha Yaremczuk from Canada has subsequently admitted the violation.

Two prohibited substances were found in a sample she provided.

She’s been given a 14-month ban by Sport Ireland – and her 10th place result in last year’s marathon has been disqualified.