Evening Sports Update

RUGBY

Sean O’Brien is still hoping to be passed fit for the start of Leinster’s Champions Cup campaign.

The Ireland flanker remains out of action with the start of the new Pro 14 season just three-days away.


Leinster open their season away to Cardiff on Friday, and O’Brien will be a spectator as he continues to recover from the shoulder surgery that ended his season early last April.

O’Brien may not be ready to play, but says he’s feeling good

SOCCER

Dundalk play the last of their games in hand on Cork City tonight in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Stephen Kenny’s side can open-up a six-point lead at the top with a win at home to Shamrock Rovers.

A Rovers win will see them move to within a point of third-placed Waterford.

GOLF

The focus of the world is on Ireland this week as Carton House hosts the World Amateur Team Championships.

Both the men’s and women’s Ireland sides are looking to improve upon their bronze medal success from two years ago.

The Espirito Santo Trophy gets underway tomorrow morning.

Alan Kelly reports

CYCLING

Ben King claimed today’s fourth stage of the Vuelta Espana.

The Dimension Data rider led the field home into Alfacar.

Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski retains the leader’s red jersey and a 7-second lead over Emanuel Buchman.

Nicolas Roche is up to 21st on general classification.

While Dan Martin is nearly 17-minutes down on Kwiatkowski.

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