Morning Sports Update

FOOTBALL

“The referee killed the game” that’s according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger following his sides 5-1 home defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions league.

Wenger says Koscielny should not have been sent off for the penalty incident 10 minutes into the second half – at that stage the Gunners were leading 1-0 on the night.

Lewandowski scored to make it 1-all and after that the Germans ran rampant adding two goals from Vidal and one each from Robben and Douglas Costa.

10-2 the score on aggregate.

The Arsenal manager is blaming the officials for their second half collapse.

In the night’s other match Real Madrid progressed to the Quarter Finals.

Captain Sergio Ramos scored twice in a 3-1 win away to Napoli that gave Real a 6-2 aggregate win.

Tonight,

Barcelona will try to peg back a 4 goal deficit to Paris saint Germain while Borussia Dortmund host Benfica with the Portuguese side leading 1-0 from the first leg.

Return of the Irish Rover? Maybe not.

Robbie Keane is training with Shamrock Rovers as he bids to maintain fitness ahead of his next move.

It’s reported in a few papers that while he is working with Rovers he won’t be signing for them.

GAA

St Brendan’s Killarney will play Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne in the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools Frewen Cup Under 16 A Football Final today at 1:30pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.

There’s games in 3 provinces tonight in the Eirgrid under 21 football Championship.

In the Munster quarter finals Jack O’Connor’s Kerry host Clare in Austin Stack’s Park.

The match throws in at 7.30 and will be broadcast live on Radio Kerry.

The other game in Munster sees Tipperary welcome Limerick while in Leinster – Louth welcome Laois while in Ulster Antrim take on Monaghan.

All of those matches throw in at 7.30 except the Antrim /Monaghan game which starts at 8.

In Kerry Schools Football,

Brendan O Shea Group A 2016 2017

Wed, 08 Mar, Venue: Colaiste Na Sceilge, (Round 1 ), Colaiste Na Sceilge V Presentation Milltown 13:00, Ref: TBC

Brendan O Shea Shield Group B 2016 2017

Wed, 08 Mar, Venue: Caherslee (Tralee), (Round 1 ), Killorglin Community College V St Michael’s Listowel 12:00, Ref: Patrick White

RUGBY

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt will name his team today for Friday night’s meeting with Wales in Cardiff.

Kerry’s Ultan Dillane has been ruled out for the rest of the 6 Nations with a shoulder injury while Rob Kearney is expected to recover from a groin injury to make an unchanged starting 15.

Elsewhere in Rugby,

Munster’s Ian Keatley is being linked with Worcester.

According to the Irish Independent the out half had offers from France but may choose the Premiership side.