Morning Sports Update

An incredible opening day at Cheltenham saw Kerry Jockeys claim two races.

Dingle’s 17-year-old Jack Kennedy grabbed his first ever victory at the festival while Tralee man Bryan Cooper followed up his 2016 Gold Cup win with a 1st place on the back of 7/2 Apple’s Jade.

Both Kerrymen are set to take part in the opening race at day 2 but all eyes are on the main event at 3.30, Dave Keena has the preview…
**Cheltenham Day 2 Preview**

Leicester are still on track to do a Leicester this season, only this time in Europe.

The Premier League champions are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League after a 2-nil win over Sevilla saw them progress 3-2 on aggregate.

The Spanish side had Samir Nasri sent off, while Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved a Sevilla penalty that could have forced extra time.

Juventus had a far less eventful night, beating ten-man Porto 1-0 to progress to the quarter finals 3-nil on aggregate

There could be fiery affair on the French Riviera this evening.

Manchester City take a 5-3 lead into their second leg away to Monaco.

But a 2-0 win would be enough to see the Ligue One side progress

Atletico Madrid lead Bayer Leverkusen by 4-goals to 2 ahead of their second leg at the Vicente Calderon.

Both games kick off at 7.45

Eslewhere, Fulham remain outside of the Championship play-off places this morning after missing their chance to climb into the top six.

They conceded in injury time to draw 2-2 with Blackburn – who are now out of the relegation zone.

Wolves moved four points clear of the bottom three after coming from behind to beat Brentford 2-1.

Local Soccer
Denny Youth League Killarney Celtic v Fenit Samphires was Postponed due to floodlight failure at Celtic Park.

In Gaelic football
Jack O’Connor’s Under 21s travel to Dungarvan for their Munster Semi-Final against Waterford.

The Dromid man remains without his Dr. Crokes contingent and has named an unchanged side.

The Waterford side for this evening’s game contains senior hurler Conor Gleeson.
Throws in is at 7.30 with live Commentary here on Radio Kerry.

Meanwhile, Cork face Limerick at Páirc Uí Rinn at the same time.

There’s semi-final action in Leinster as Offaly take on Laois

While it’s quarter final night in Ulster.
Tyrone face Donegal,
Fermanagh take on Cavan,
Armagh go up against Down
And Monaghan face Derry.
All of those games throw in at 8. 

In Hurling
There’s good news for Clare fans this morning.

The Banner have confirmed that Cathal O’Connell and Colm Galvin have returned to the panel.

Galvin was an All-star in 2013 and last month won a Fitzgibbon cup with Mary Immaculate College.

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