Evening Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Sean Hurson of Tyrone is to referee the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor football final between Kerry and Galway.

In this year’s football championship, he was in charge of the All Ireland Quarter Final Phase 2 clash of Kildare and Galway; the Leinster Senior Football Quarter Final, Longford v Meath; Sligo v Antrim in the All Ireland qualifiers and the Allianz Football League Division 2 Final between Roscommon and Cavan.


Conor Lane will referee the Senior final meeting of Dublin and Tyrone.

The north Cork official was in charge of the drawn final game between Dublin and Mayo in 2016.

Meanwhile, Tyrone manager Mickey Harte says he expects Conor Meyler to play some part in the upcoming All-Ireland Football Final against Dublin.

The defender was absent from the semi-final win over Monaghan having suffered a knee injury one-week earlier against Donegal.

Harte says Meyler has made good progress since and should be available for at least some game time on September 2nd.

Limerick are embarking on a homecoming trip 45-years in the making.

The newly-crowned All Ireland champions will parade the Liam McCarthy trophy at the Gaelic Grounds from 7 o’clock this evening.

Their one-point win over Galway yesterday secured a first All Ireland since 1973.

Nicky Quaid’s cousin Joe was a member of the sides of 1994 and 1996 that fell just short of bridging that gap.

And the current Treaty netminder says it’s a proud occasion for the entire Quaid family

SOCCER

Tottenham’s first Champions League home game will be staged at Wembley.

Spurs have agreed a deal with UEFA to move the fixture because of the delay to the completion of their new stadium at White Hart Lane.

The group stage of the competition gets underway on the 18th and 19th of September.

Crystal Palace and Liverpool will both be aiming to build on opening-day victories in the Premier League this evening.

They meet at Selhurst Park, where kick-off is at 8.

Meanwhile, Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has been offered a route out of Anfield.

Besiktas have reportedly struck a deal that would see the German keeper join the Turkish side on a two-season loan with an option to buy.

Karius still needs to be convinced of the move, despite falling down the pecking order following the arrival of Alisson at Liverpool.

Dundalk can open up a three-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this evening – with a game in hand.

Stephen Kenny’s side make the trip to the Showgrounds to face Sligo Rovers.

Cork last night stumbled in their attempt to keep pressure on Dundalk as they were held to a 1-1 draw by St. Pat’s at Turner’s Cross.

Kick off tonight at the Showgrounds is at 7.45.

Northern Ireland and Burnley legend Jimmy McIlroy’s died at the age of 86.

He helped his country make the last eight of the 1958 World Cup, and during a 13-year spell at Burnley scored 131 goals.

They won the top flight in 1960 and reached a European Cup quarter-final the following season.

The club say they’ve lost their finest ever player.

RACING

The fantastic run of Jessica Harrington continued at Roscommon on Monday evening as her promising juvenile Invincible Karma opened his account at the fourth attempt.

Shane Foley did the steering aboard the 5-4fav, who took advantage of a drop in class from his last run when finishing down the field in the Group 2 Railway Stakes.

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