Evening Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

The decision of 12 Mayo players to withdraw from the senior panel before last month’s Ladies Football qualifier with Cavan has seen Carnacon thrown out of the 2018 Mayo Championship.

Eight of the twelve hail from the reigning All Ireland Ladies Football champions.


The decision was taken by the County Board last night, as they view the players’ actions as bringing the game into disrepute.

The twelve players and two selectors withdrew their services over player welfare issues.

Carnacon secretary Beatrice Casey told the Connaught Telegraph that they’ve yet to receive official word of the expulsion, but confirmed the vote had been taken.

ATHLETICS

Noelle Lenihan twice broke the world record en route to claiming gold in the F-38 discus at the World Para-Athletics European Championships in Berlin today.

The Cork athlete set a new world’s best throw of 32-point-9-5 metres.

Lenihan’s was Ireland’s fourth gold of the games.

In the next few moments, Orla Comerford will be in lane 6 for the Women’s 200-metres T-13 final.

Paul Keogan goes in the final of the men’s 200-metres T-37.

And Patrick Monahan is also in action in the men’s 400-metre T-53 final.

AUSSIE RULES

Conor Nash has been rewarded with a new contract at Hawthorn.

The former Meath minor footballer has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Melbourne AFL side.

Nash made his Hawthorn debut in a winning effort against Geelong nearly a fortnite ago, and has signed a new two-year deal with the Hawks.

CRICKET

Ireland are trying to level their three-match T20 series with Afghanistan.

The visitors won the toss at Bready, electing to bat first, and with two overs remaining had reached 147 for 5.