Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Just two points separate the top two in the SSE Airtricty League Premier Division table.

First-half goals from Anthony Breslin and Andre Wright saw Bohemians beat St. Pat’s 2-nil at Dalymount Park this afternoon.

The result means the Gypsies maintain their 100% record since Irish soccer’s resumption last month.

It also means they’re narrowing in on their bitter rivals and leaders Shamrock Rovers to set up a title race with the sides set to meet next month.

Action has just gotten underway at the Showgrounds between Sligo Rovers and Dundalk.

John Gill and Alan Reynolds are on the line for the Lilywhites following Vinny Perth’s departure during the week.

In the First Division, Cobh Ramblers host Longford at 7pm.

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Celtic will get their Scottish Premiership title defence back underway inside the hour.

Neil Lennon’s side are away to Dundee United from half-past-5.

Leaders Rangers are 2-nil up against Kilmarnock approaching full-time at Ibrox.

Kemar Roofe and Ryan Kent with the goals for the hosts.

RUGBY

All eyes turn to the Aviva Stadium tonight as Guinness Pro-14 rugby makes its long anticipated return.

Leinster and Munster renew their rivalry at Lansdowne Road from 25-to-8 with no spectators present.

Leo Cullen’s side have not been beaten since the Champions Cup Final last May.

Munster will be hoping to cause an upset though – they need a win to progress to the semi-finals.

BOXING

Katie Taylor is back in the ring tonight – with her four world lightweight women’s boxing titles on the line.

The Bray fighter has in a rematch with Delfine Persoon after last year’s controversial majority decision against the Belgian.

Taylor has said this week that she’s determined not to get drawn into a brawl in the fight at Matchroom’s Headquarters in Essex.

GOLF

Rory McIlroy is the only Irish interest heading on day three of golf’s Northern Trust on the PGA Tour.

He’s 4-over-par after 13 holes today to leave him 1-over for the tournament.

Dustin Johnson is the man to catch – he holds a 2 shot lead on the chasing pack on 15-under.

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Stephanie Meadow shot a one-over par third round of 72 today at the Women’s British Open.

That leaves the Northern Irish native 9-over for the tournament and eleven shots off the lead at Carnoustie.

German Sophia Popov holds a one shot lead over the field on 2-under.