Evening Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Dublin are All-Ireland Champions for the second year in a row.

The Dubs claimed back to back titles by beating Cork by 3-11 to 1-12 at Croke Park.


Maire Treasa Ni Ceallaigh was watching

Tyrone were crowned intermediate champions as they beat Meath by 6-8 to 1-14.

Limerick defeated Louth to win the Junior Championship in todays opening game at Croke PArk.

A record breaking crowd of 50,141 people have packed into Croke Park for todays games – the largest ever attendance for the ladies football finals.

SOCCER

Burnley remain without a Premier League win this season.

They’re now on one point from five matches after going down to a 1-nil defeat at Wolves.

The home side have registered two victories from the same number of games on their return to the top flight.

RACING

Not since 2005 has Aidan O’Brien gone through a season without winning at least one of the Irish Classics, but he needed Flag Of Honour to keep that proud record going today in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh, and in truth, it never looked in danger as the 2-1 favourite made all to post a comfortable victory under Ryan Moore.

Flag Of Honour, a winner of the Group 2 Curragh Cup in July and Group 3 Irish St Leger Trial last time, gave O’Brien his fifth win in the race and had plenty to spare from Irish Derby winner Latrobe at the line.

A fairytale unfolded in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday as Skitter Scatter provided trainer Patrick Prendergast and jockey Ronan Whelan with a first Group 1 victory.

With a typically gutsy performance, the daughter of Scat Daddy saw off the strong-travelling Lady Kaya to win as the 7-2 favourite.
Approaching the final furlong Lady Kaya was still hard on the bridle with her rivals toiling behind but Skitter Scatter, not for the first time in her seven-race career, picked up smartly under pressure to run out a comfortable winner.

Skitter Scatter is now as short as 20-1 (from 33) for the 1,000 Guineas with Paddy Power.

What a weekend for Malton trainer Karl Burke, claiming his second Group 1 of the weekend as Havana Grey under Richard Kingscote landed the inaugural running at Group 1 level of the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five.

Hot on the heels of the victory of Laurens in Saturday’s Matron Stakes, this son of Havana Gold was sent off favourite to win this, made all and asserted well under Kingscote a furlong out, eventually scoring by half-a-length from the fast finishing outsider Son Of Rest.

Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior have both been retired following injuries sustained at Leopardstown yesterday.

Warrior – this seasons 2,000 Guineas winner – damaged a tendon in the Irish Champion Stakes.

Centauri was injured in the Matron Stakes and retires after a stellar summer which included four Group One wins.

RUGBY

Ulster have maintained their 100 per cent start to rugby union’s Pro14 season.

They made it three wins from as many Conference B matches with a 28-7 triumph over the Southern Kings in South Africa.

GOLF

Padraig Harrington claimed a top 5 finish at the KLM Open this afternoon.

The Dubliner shot a three under par final round of 68 to finish on 13 under.

Ashun Wu won the tournament on a score of 16 under par.

Nenagh took the spoils in Limerick to win the GUI All-Ireland Inter-Club Four-Ball Championship for 2018.

Billy Burke (70) and David McGrath (41) kept it together down the last to secure victory for the Tipperary club, delivering the decisive point as Nenagh beat Nuremore 3.5-1.5.

Earlier, Billy Morgan and Dinny Ryan combined for a 7&6 success in the top match to put Nenagh ahead. With Noel O’Dwyer and Garry Howard adding a second point for Nenagh in match three, Burke and McGrath were centre-stage in a tense finale.

When the Nenagh pair won the 12th go three up against Pat Sheridan and Seamus Tierney, it seemed a done deal but their opponents from Nuremore were not prepared to give up without a fight and they won two of the next four holes to keep the contest alive.

After losing 16 to par, Nenagh were shaken but they managed to halve 17 and retained their slender advantage playing the last. Both players found the fairway with their drives and when McGrath landed his approach pin-high, Nenagh could sense victory. Nuremore failed to make par and when McGrath rolled his birdie putt within three feet of the hole, Nenagh knew the trophy was theirs.

MOTORSPORT

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead at the top of the Formula One drivers’ championship to 40 points.

He held on for victory in the Singapore Grand Prix – with his main title rival Sebastian Vettel back in third.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took second place – while Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was fourth.

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