Evening Sports Update

Soccer

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Tyrone Mings “jumped into his elbow” during a controversial incident in their Premier League draw against Bournemouth.

It finished 1-all at Old Trafford – despite Bournemouth playing half of the game with 10 men after Andrew Surman was sent off.

There were two flash points before half time as Mings appeared to stamp on Ibrahimovic’s head – before the United striker elbowed him back.

In the three o’clock kick-offs it finished:

Leicester 3 Hull 1 at the King Power Stadium, Stoke 2 Middlesbrough 0, Swansea 3 Burnley 2, West Brom 0 Crystal Palace 2  and Watford 3 Southampton 4.

Rangers are the first team through to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

They thumped Hamilton 6-nil at Ibrox.

Joe Garner scored four of the goals.

Holders Hibernian won 3-1 against Ayr.

Later the focus is on the top four, as Liverpool host Arsenal at 5:30pm.

 

Looking ahead to this evening’s late kick off in the Premier League is Arsenal fan Joby Costello:

Hearing from the other side now, and here is Liverpool fan, Batt Foley:

Rangers had a comfortable win in Scotland today.

Reporting is Robert McIlroy:

 

Basketball

Basketball in Duagh this evening: Men Div 3, Glenbeigh Falcons V St Anne’s (6.15) and Ladies Div 1, TK Cougars v St Mary’s (7:30)

Gaelic Games

 

There’s a repeat of the All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Croke Park this evening as Dublin tackle Mayo in Division One of the Allianz Football League

Dublin are unbeaten in their last 32 matches across League and Championship – stretching over two years.

Tyrone and Monaghan’s Division 1 match at Healy Park will go ahead as scheduled following a pitch inspection at lunchtime.

Elsewhere, Cavan and Donegal go toe-to-toe at Breffni Park.

All of those games throw in at 7pm.

The only other football game is the half 6 start between Limerick and London in Division 4 in UL.

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Michael Meehan is set for a shock return to the Galway football panel.

According to the Irish Independent, the 32 year old took part in a midweek training session with the squad.

He was forced to call it quits on his inter-county career three years ago due a long term ankle injury.

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In local action,

Minor Football League Div 1
(Round: Round 2), Austin Stacks 1-22 Laune Rangers 1-9

Minor Football League Div 3A
(Round: Round 2), Ballymacelligott 2-7 Churchill 0-9

Minor Football League Div 6B
(Round: Round 2), St Patrick’s Blennerville 3-6 Knocknagoshel/Brosna 2-9

RUGBY

Leinster will look to return to the top of the Guinness Pro-12 tonight.

They’ll do so with a victory over the Scarlets at the RDS in a game that has a 25 to 8 kick-off.

Munster are underway against Cardiff.

Its currently 0-0 in Wales.

Earlier, Glasgow kept up their pursuit of a semi-final spot.

They moved closer to the top four by beating Newport Gwent Dragons 47-17.
GOLF

Rory McIlroy leads the way at the WGC Mexico Championship.

A 6-under 65 last night has him on 9 under par at the midway point.

He’s two shots clear of Phil Mickelson, Ross Fisher and Justin Thomas.

World number three McIlroy, who is playing his first tournament after seven weeks out with a rib injury, tees off at 10 past 6 Irish time.
Paul Dunne is six shots off the lead after day three at the Tshwane Open in Pretoria

He carded a 65 this morning and is now 7-under for the week.

Alexander Bjork and Scott Jamieson share the lead on 13-under.
ATHLETICS

Phil Healy and Ciara Neville both progressed to the semi-finals of the 60 metres at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Both sprinters finished fourth in this morning’s heats and will run again tomorrow at 3 o’clock.

Ciara Mageean and John Travers are both in 1500-metres finals this evening.

Travers last night successfully appealed after being distracted by a starting gun mid-race – and was put through to the final.

While Mageean, a European outdoor bronze medal winner, will hope to improve on her showing in the heats where she finished fourth.
SHOW JUMPING

Ireland won the Wellington Nations Cup in Florida for their third time in history and for the second year in a row.

A magnificent team display from Shane Sweetnam, Paul O’Shea, Conor Swail and Cian O’Connor, saw them win for the second time in two weeks on American soil.

Ireland, under the guidance of Team Manager Michael Blake, also came out on top in the Ocala Nations Cup a fortnight ago.
BOXING

Katie Taylor is in the ring for her third professional bout this evening.

She faces Italian veteran Monica Gentili at London’s 02 Arena.

It’s on the undercard of Tony Bellew versus David Haye fight.

Taylor is the sixth fight on an eight-bout card, which gets underway at 6 o’clock, so we can expect her in the ring at some stage between 9 and half-9.

 

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