Evening Sports Update

SOCCER 

Cork City aim to pull off a big shock in Europe tonight.

The League of Ireland champions are 2-nil down going into the second leg of their Europa League third-round qualifier against Rosenberg in Norway.


Manager John Caulfield says they have to be clinical to have any chance tonight

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Hibernian are just getting underway in their qualifier.

Neil Lennnon’s side go into the second leg with Norwegian side Molde at 0-0.

Later this evening Rangers are 3-1 up for their match in Slovenia with Maribor – and Burnley welcome Istanbul Basaksehir ((pron: bash-ack-share-sh)) to Turf Moor after a goalless first leg.

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Unai Emery has backed Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech after criticism of his performance in their Premier League defeat by Manchester City.

The veteran was trying to adapt to the Spaniard’s style of playing out from the back.

Emery has made his faith in Cech clear.

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Republic of Ireland defender Harriet Scott has joined Birmingham City.

The current Irish player of the year as agreed a one-year contract with the Women’s Super League side.

Scott has recently returned from collarbone and leg injuries which forced her to miss Ireland’s recent World Cup qualification games.

GOLF 

Brandt Snedeker has become just the 11th player to shoot a sub 60 round on the P-G-A Tour.

He has a five-shot clubhouse lead at 11-under par after signing for a round of 59.

Shane Lowry’s one-under par after his opening round while Graeme McDowell’s level-par into day two.

Seamus Power was among the late starters, he’s parred the first hole.

GAELIC GAMES

Galway’s Gearoid McInerney is expected to be fit to start in their All-Ireland Hurling Final against Limerick this Sunday.

The centre-half-back missed the Tribesmen’s semi-final replay win over Clare with a calf injury.

Kilkenny legend Tommy Walsh says manager Michael Donogue has to bring McInerney back into the starting 15.

RUGBY 

England out-half Danny Cipriani has been fined two-thousand pounds for assaulting a bouncer and a policewoman.

The 30-year-old Gloucester player got into a scuffle at a club in Jersey in the early hours of yesterday morning.

He’ll also pay 250 pounds to the officer, whom he bruised as he tried to resist arrest.

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