Lunchtime Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Four time All Star Ollie Canning believes Galway’s experience will see them retain the Liam McCarthy Cup.

The Tribesmen are gearing up for Sunday’s All Ireland Senior Hurling final against Limerick at Croke Park.


1988 was the last time Galway won a second successive All Ireland title.

It is Limerick’s first appearance in the final since 2007, and Canning says they will have to cope with a host of new demands.

Tipperary’s Mark Kehoe has been cleared to play in the All Ireland Under 21 Hurling Final.

The Kilsheelan-Kilcash clubman has had a successful appeal against the controversial red card he was shown in the semi-final victory over Galway.

SWIMMING

Nicole Turner is through to her third final at the World Para Swimming European Championships at National Aquatics Centre in Dublin.

The 15 year old from Laois finished second in her 100 metres Breaststroke heat and in fourth place overall.

2016 Paralympic bronze medal winner Ellen Keane competes in her first event of the week this evening.

The Dubliner won’t swim in a 100 metres Butterfly heat this afternoon, as the event has been turned into a straight final.

Sean O’Riordan posted a personal best time while finishing 10th in the 200 metres individual medley heats.

SOCCER

Zinedine Zidane could be the next Manchester United manager.

Reports claim the Real Madrid legend is interested in replacing Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Mourinho is tipped to become the first Premier League manager to leave his post this season.

Zidane stepped down as Real Madrid manager in May, after guiding the Spanish Giants to a third successive Champions League title.

Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup Final in Estonia this evening.

It will be Real’s first competitive fixture since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, but former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to make his debut.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could make his debut for Real against his former club.

Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five year contract with Crystal Palace.

The former Manchester United winger had been liked with a move to Tottenham and Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

Having stayed at Selhurst Park he helped Palace beat 2-nil on the opening weekend of the new season.

He has now agreed a new deal which will run until 2023.