Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Shamrock Rovers can re-open an eight-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division tonight.

The Hoops face Waterford at Tallaght Stadium from 7.

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First Division leaders Bray away to Cobh tonight.

Third placed Cabinteely host Galway, and fourth-placed UCD are away to Longford.

Elsewhere, Wexford host Athlone.

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Manchester City begin their Premier League season tonight without Ilkay Gundogan.

The German midfielder is isolating having been diagnosed with COVID-19.

City face a tricky start away to Wolves from 8.15.

Meanwhile at 6, Aston Villa welcome Sheffield United to Villa Park.

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Aberdeen and Celtic have each been fined thirty-thousand-pounds for Covid-19 breaches by their players.

Aberdeen say it’s a “fair outcome” after they were charged due to eight of their players breaking guidelines in the city centre at the start of August.

Celtic’s fine is in relation to defender Boli Bolingoli travelling to Spain and failing to quarantine on his return last month.

RUGBY

The Six Nations campaign of Ireland’s women will resume on October 25th.

Adam Griggs’ side will welcome Italy to Energia Park that day, with a 1pm kick-off.

They’ll conclude away to France a week later.

Ireland sit third in the table with two wins from their first three games.

GAELIC GAMES

Ulster GAA are urging everyone to behave responsibly.

It follows Dungannon’s Tyrone Football Championship final win on Sunday, when club members celebrated on the pitch.

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster was among those to call on Ulster GAA to act on the scenes.

Ulster GAA have re-iterated that no members of the public should enter the field of play.

RACING

Tralee rider Phillip Enright has enjoyed a terrific run and Baily Thunder at odds of 11-4 was a facile winner of a pretty eventful maiden chase at Sligo on Monday, winning by eight lengths for trainer Mouse Morris. And Enright doubled up in the next race, the handicap chase over two and a half miles, as Gold Sun, despite not jumping especially well, had enough in hand for trainer Robert Tyner, with him Enright has such a long axis.

Dingle rider Jack Kennedy is thriving post-injury for boss Gordon Elliott. The pair combined Friday with Fancy Foundations, an easy 4-1 winner in the Ulster Carpets Maiden Hurdle, while at Navan on Saturday, 4-11 chance Road To Dubai routed his rivals in the staying hurdle. Kennedy had to be at his strongest on Longclaw, which just about held on at Listowel on Sunday in the juvenile hurdle for Elliott at odds of 4-7.

Arthur’s Baby, sent off 3-1, was given a fine ride by Phillip Enright to take the first division of the mares’ handicap hurdle at Listowel on Sunday for trainer Mark McNiff.