Morning Sports Update

RUGBY

It’s d-day in the Women’s Six Nations.

Ireland trail England by a single bonus point ahead of their Grand Slam showdown at Donnybrook.

There’s one change to the Ireland side for this evening’s game with Larissa Muldoon replacing Mary Healy in the centre.

Kick off is at 8.

The Ireland men’s under-20’s complete their campaign this evening.

Much like their senior counterparts, they’ll look to spoil England’s party as they aim to complete the Grand Slam.

That one kicks off at 6.


SOCCER

Manchester United are into today’s draw for the Europa League quarter-finals after beating Rostov 1-nil last night.

The win at Old Trafford sealed a 2-1 aggregate victory over the Russian side.

Success in the competition would ensure United qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Leicester are Britain’s sole representatives in the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League this morning.

After seeing off Sevilla, last season’s Premier League winners could end up earning a tie against the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Monaco complete the last remaining eight clubs.

Cork City take their one-hundred per cent record to Tallaght tonight, and a meeting with Shamrock Rovers.

That’s one of two Patrick’s Day fixtures in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

The other comes on the northside of the Liffey, with Bohemians seeking a third win on the bounce when Galway visit Dalymount.

Early First Division leaders Waterford are away to Shelbourne this evening.

While Wexford entertain second-placed UCD.

The Republic of Ireland under-17’s will look to build on their opening day win in Group 8 of the UEFA Elite qualifying round.

They face Slovakia from 1.

At the same time, group hosts Cyprus take on the Faroe Islands.

Huddersfield can move to within three points of the Championship’s automatic promotion places tonight.

They’re looking to put pressure on second placed Brighton and leaders Newcastle by winning at struggling Bristol City.

Two teams in the play-off spots go head-to-head, with Sheffield Wednesday hosting Reading.

GOLF

England’s Matt Fitzpatrick is tied for the lead after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

He’s 5 under, tied with Emiliano Grillo and a shot ahead of Lucas Glover, Paul Casey and Charley Hoffman.

Graeme McDowell is level par, Rory McIlroy 2 over.

A group of of 5 share top spot at LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup.

Katie Burnett, Sandra Changkija, In Gee Chun, Ariya Jutanugarn and Stacy Lewis are all on 8 under and 1 ahead of another group of 5.


BOXING

Michael Conlan makes his professional debut in the small hours of tomorrow morning.

The 2012 Olympic bronze medallists faces Colorado fighter Tim Ibarra in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

Conlan is expected in the ring for the six-round contest at around 3am Irish time.

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