Evening Sports Update

GAA

Carnacon say they’re in the process of preparing an appeal against Mayo County Board’s decision to throw them out of this years Mayo Senior Ladies Football Championship.

The decision was made on Tuesday evening after 8 Carnacon players withdrew from the Mayo panel before a qualifier game with Cavan last month.


The club released a statement this afternoon, saying they are “devasted” with this decision.

The statement went on to say that all members want is to play football, and are hopeful they will get the chance to do so “in the not too distant future”.

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ATHLETICS

Three Irish athletes look to add to Ireland’s medal tally at the Para-Athletics European Championships in the next hour.

Jason Smyth won his heat this morning in order to qualify for the T13 100 metres final.

He looks to earn his second medal of the games, when they take to the track at 5:42pm.

Following that, Patrick Monahan goes in the 800-metres T-53 at 6:16pm.

David Leavy is the first to compete this evening.

The Lisburn man goes in the final of the men’s 15-hundred metres T-38 at 5:16pm

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RACING

Legendary horse-racing trainer Mick O’Toole has passed away at the age of 86.

Among his career highlights include a Cheltenham Gold Cup win with Davy Lad.

Mr. O’ Toole also saddled eight winners at the Cheltenham festival.

He also enjoyed Classic success with Dickens Hill, who will be remember for winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 1979.

O’Toole retired from training in the 1990s

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Mark Johnston’s become Britain’s most successful ever racehorse trainer.

He overtook Richard Hannon senior with a record breaking 4-thousand-one-hundred-and-94th career win.

Frankie Dettori rode 20-to-1 shot Poet’s Society to victory at York.

GOLF

Tickets for the Championship Days at next years Open at Royal Portrush have sold out.

Next years tournament will be the first Championship to be held in Northern Ireland since 1951.

Around 190,000 fans are expected to attend the ebvent which takes place next year from July 18th – 21st.

Tickets for the four practice days are still available.

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