Evening Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Tipperary have staged a monumental comeback to earn a draw in their Munster Senior Hurling Championship clash against Cork.

Trailing by 1-15 to 1-6 at half time, Michael Ryan’s men rallied in the second half to put the Rebels against the ropes.


A goal from Noel McGrath in the second half was part of the catalyst as The Premier drew level with 10 minutes remaining.

Cork weathered the storm to go three points clear in the closing minutes, but Tipperary staged another comeback to leave Semple Stadium with a share of the spoils.

2-20 to 1-23 the final score in Thurles.

Clare have got off the mark in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

The Banner defeated Waterford in Ennis on a scoreline of 2-27 to 2-18.

Waterford were dealt a blow in the first half when they lost Tadgh De Burca to a suspected shoulder injury.

Galway celebrated their first home game in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship with a win.

The reigning All-Ireland Champions beat Kilkenny on a scoreline of 1-22 to 2-11 in Salthill.

Joe Canning and TJ Reid swapped penalties, while Walter Walsh scored a second goal for the Cats in the closing stages.

Carlow’s meteoric rise up the Leinster Football ranks has continued this afternoon.

Turlough O’Brien’s men have moved into the semi finals after a stunning 2-14 to 1-10 win over Kildare in the quarter final.

Kildare’s Eanna O’Connor, from Kerry, had a penalty saved by Robbie Molloy.

They’ll play Laois in the last 4.

Carlow weren’t the only team to cause a shock in the Leinster Championship this afternoon.

Longford have beaten Meath on a scoreline of 16 points to 14 at Pearse Park.

Their achievement has set up a date with reigning All-Ireland Champions Dublin, as they easily beat Wicklow on a scoreline of 4-25 to 1-11 in Portlaoise.

Donegal have progressed to the semi finals of the Ulster Senior Football Championship.

Hugh McFadden and Cian Mulligan with the goals as Declan Bonner’s men beat Derry 2-16 to 16 points at Celtic Park.

Donegal will now play Down in the last 4.

GOLF

Francesco Molinari has won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Italian hit a blemish-free round of 68 to finish two shots clear of Rory McIlroy on 17 under par

Back-to-back birdies on the final two holes weren’t enough for the Ulsterman, who shot a 2-under par round of 70.

Graeme McDowell carded a 4-under par final round to finished the tournament on 9 under, with Shane Lowry a shot further back.

RACING

Alpha Centauri came with a late burst to pick up the pace-setting Ballydoyle third string Could It Be Love to provide Jessica Harrington with a first Classic success in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas under Colm O’Donoghue at the Curragh today.

The Mastercraftsman filly, who finished second in last year’s Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot but disappointed on her seasonal reappearance when just 11th of 13, produced an exciting late burst to run down the clear leader and land the spoils at 12-1, having been double that price earlier in the day.

With a report from the Curragh here’s Dave Keena

SOCCER

Jeff Hendrick is out of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against France.

It’s hoped the Burnley midfielder will be available for the game against the USA.

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius says he’s “infinitely sorry” for the mistakes which contributed to their Champions League final defeat.

Two big errors led to two of Real Madrid’s goals in the Spanish side’s 3-1 victory in Kiev.

Karius says on Twitter that he knows he “messed it up”, and wishes he could turn back time.

Waterford FC have confirmed that manager Alan Reynolds is recovering in hospital following an unprovoked assault last night.

The club will be making no further comment on the matter.

FORMULA ONE

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has won the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Australian started from pole position, and fought off the challenge of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes.

TENNIS

Venus Williams has been knocked out of the French Open at Roland Garros.

The 9th seed crashed out after losing in straight sets to Qiang Wang of China.

Men’s fourth seed Gregor Dimitrov has got his campaign off to a winning start.

The 27 year old easily dispatched Egyptian Mohamed Safwat in straight sets.