Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Former England manager Roy Hodgson’s reported to be in the running to take over at Premier League champions Leicester.

It’s thought caretaker Craig Shakespeare’s also impressed the club – with this week’s 3-1 win over Liverpool.

They’re looking for a successor to title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri – who was sacked.

Newcastle are back on top of the Championship – after a last-minute 2-1 win over title-rivals Brighton.

They scored twice in the closing stages to take all three points – and move back ahead of Chris Hughton’s men in the race for promotion.

Manager Rafael Benitez says they responded well to an early setback……………….

Staying in the Championship, Conor Hourihane scored his first goal for Aston Villa in a 2-nil defeat of Bristol City.

While Blackburn have moved closer to safety with a 1-nil win at home to Derby.

Hamilton have moved off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership with a 1-nil victory at home to second placed Aberdeen.

The Republic of Ireland will have a busy month of June.

A friendly with Mexico has been confirmed for New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium on June 1st.

The game comes just ten days before Martin O’Neill’s side welcome Austria to the Aviva in a crucial World Cup qualifier.

And in between those two games is the visit of Uruguay on June 4th.

GAA

Cork IT have beaten Tralee IT 5-12 to 1-7 in The Munster Junior Football Championship.

This afternoon in Munster Post Primary fixtures.

Mick Neville Park Rathkeale is the venue at 12.30 for Nenagh Vocational School v Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí in U15 ”D” Hurling.

At the same time in Charleville, Tralee CBS meet Waterpark College Waterford.

In U15 ”B” Football, at 12.30 P.S Rathmore take on Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale in Castleisland.

BOXING

Kevin Kilbane has condemned former world heavyweight champion David Haye for calling fans of his rival Tony Bellew ‘retards’.

Haye used the offensive term at a press conference to promote his bout with Bellew this weekend.

And Kilbane, who is an ambassador for Downs Syndrome Ireland, says it’s unacceptable. …………..

BASKETBALL

Presentation Secondary School Castleisland take on Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise in The U16 ”C” Girls All Ireland Schools League finals today.

Tip off at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght is at 3pm.

In Ladies Div 3: Tralee Imperials overcame Gneeveguilla 47 – 33

In Lee strand Boys U16 Div 2: St Josephs beat St Pauls 51 – 47

Girls U14 Div 2 saw St Pauls defeat KCYMS 53- 28

Boys U14 Div 3: Gneeveguilla got the better of St Annes 37- 34 and St Colmans overcame Cahersiveen 33- 29

Girls U12 Div 3 winnere were TK Cobras over Gneeveguilla 38 -17.

TENNIS

As world number 1 Andy Murray won his opening match at the 2.6 million dollar Dubai Duty Free Championship – there was a shock defeat for the defending champion Stan Vavrinka.

From Dubai Dave Luddy reports. ………………

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