Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says their attitude will improve through the Europa league.

They beat Saint Etienne 3-nil in the first leg of their last-32 tie at Old Trafford.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick.

Mourinho says a disrespect to the competition was behind their poor focus in the opening period of the game

In the nights other Europa league game involving a Premier league side Spurs lost 1-0 away to Gent.

The domestic season kicks off tonight as League Champions Dundalk take on Cup winners Cork City in the Presidents cup.

Kick off at Turners Cross is at 7.45.

City attacker Steven Beattie says it’s the ideal preparation for their league opener away to Finn Harps next week

GOLF

Padraig Harrington is just 3 off the lead at the Genises open.

The 3 time major winner is 4 under after a 67 while Graeme Mc Dowell is 2 under.

Shane Lowry will complete his first round today.

The Offaly man was 3 over after 16 when play was suspended due to darkness.

Sam Saunders leads by 2 on 7 under with Dustin Johnson among the chasing pack on 5 under.

Harrington’s good opening round was achieved despite his injury issues

Brett Rumsford leads ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.

He’s 13 under after a 65, 2 ahead of David Brandson.

First in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is Sarah Jane Smith, who’s 9 under and 1 ahead of a group of 4.

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