Evening Sports Update

SWIMMING

St Ita’s &S t.Joseph’s School in Tralee have won 8 medals at the Munster Inter Schools Swimming Gala in Mayfield Cork:

Sean Nolan, Colin Kerins and Megan Lyons = Gold

Dylan Hyde and Phillipe Cordinsky = Silver

Conor Griffin, Danny Tobin and Devin Reese O’Donoghue = Bronze

SOCCER

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will serve a three-match ban after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct.

The Manchester United striker appeared to elbow Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings during Satruday’s 1-all draw at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic will miss United’s FA Cup quarter final with Chelsea, as well as their Premier League encounters with Middlesbrough and West Brom.
It’s understood Leicester’s Thai owners want caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare to manage the Premier League champions until the end of the season.

Talks are expected to continue with Claudio Ranieri’s former assistant once the squad returns from a warm weather training camp in Dubai.

Shakespeare reportedly wants assurances about the terms and duration of a contract before he commits to the role.

HORSE RACING

Top trainer Jessica Harrington, who enjoyed a golden era with Moscow Flyer winning at three Festivals, will have her first runner in the Gold Cup when Sizing John lines up in steeplechasing’s Blue Riband at Cheltenham week on Friday.

The Irish Gold Cup hero heads what the trainer says is a ‘nice team’ for the big meeting alongside former Champion Hurdler Jezski.

Harrington’s been speaking with Mike Vince

CYCLING

Sam Bennett has won stage three of the Paris-Nice race.

The Irish cyclist beat the likes of Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb in a sprint into Chalon-sur-Saone.

Dan Martin remains ninth on general classification, 23-seconds off leader Arnaud Demare.

Team Sky chief David Brailsford has acknowledged mistakes have been made in the handling of controversies surrounding the team.

A UK Parliamentary Committee had questioned members of Team Sky over a package delivered to Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Dauphiné (PR: Doe-fin-ay).

In a statement, Sky have today repeated that the package contained a legal decongestant, but concede that any records of Wiggins’ treatment around that race have been lost.

Meanwhile, Team Sky chairman Graham McWilliam says he and the team board are 100 per cent behind Brailsford.

Several riders also tweeted a similar message of support last night, but three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has not been among them.

RUGBY

Blackrock College are through to the Leinster Senior Schools final following a 34-8 win over Gonzaga.

They’ll face Belvedere in the final.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Colleges Committee finals Results:

Women’s Division 2 Final-Mary Immaculate College 57-55 LIT (after overtime)

Men’s Division 2 Final-Letterkenny IT 95-82 Dundalk IT (after overtime)