Lunchtime Sports Update

BOXING

Ireland has a new boxing world champion

T-J Doheny has beaten Japan’s Ryosuke Iwasa in an I-B-F super-bantamweight title fight in Tokyo.


The Australia based Laois fighter won the bout on a points decision.

It is the 20th victory of his professional career.

SOCCER

Cork City will hope to emulate their team of 1993 when they take on Rosenborg in the Europa League tonight.

The League of Ireland champions are trailing 2-nil heading into the second leg of their third round qualifier in Norway.

It has been 25 years since the Leesiders last overturned a first leg deficit to advance in Europe.

They set up Champions League clash with Galatasaray by coming from behind to beat Welsh side Cwmbran Town

Current manager John Caulfield was among those who scored.

He says anything can happen in sport.

GOLF
Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell have had solid starts at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.

Both players are targeting a top 5 finish as they battle to retain their U-S P-G-A Tour card in the final tournament of the regular season.

The Offaly man lies on level par after three holes

McDowell after two holes.

GAELIC GAMES

Kilkenny legend Tommy Walsh has serious concerns about the future of club hurling.

The nine time All Ireland winner fears that the marginalisation of club players and the lack of meaningful matches is having a hugely detrimental affect.

The Club Players Association has found that 96% of members feel disconnected from the G-A-A’s hierarchy.

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