Evening Sports Update

RUGBY

Munster have offered a cautious update on Conor Murray.

The scrum-half last played in June when Ireland claimed a series victory over South Africa.


He’s been out with a neck problem since, and the province today say that injury – which remains unspecified – is progressing well.

Murray will continue to rehab under the supervision of the Munster medical department.

John Ryan suffered an ankle injury in Friday’s win over Ospreys, while Stephen Archer is following the return-to-play protocols having sufferd a concussion.

In better news, Tyler Bleyendaal has begun his return to team training.

Connacht will return to Bridgend for the first time since 2004 next month.

Their fixture with Ospreys has been moved from the Liberty Stadium to Morganstone Brewery Field due to a scheduling conflict.

The game will take place on Friday, October 26th.

Bridgend is the former home of the now defunct Celtic Warriors side.

SOCCER

Roberto Firmino is a doubt for Liverpool’s opening Champions League game with P-S-G tomorrow.

The Brazilian striker suffered an abrasion to the eye after a tangle with Jan Vertonghen in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley.

Jurgen Klopp says if the game was today, there’d be no way Firmino would play.

Daniel Sturridge is Liverpool’s only fit replacement striker should Firmino be ruled out of the game at Anfield.

Klopp is giving Firmino every chance

Shane Long should be fit to start for Southampton tonight in their Premier League meeting with Brighton at St. Mary’s.

The striker missed the Republic of Ireland’s games with Wales and Poland after suffering a toe injury during the Saints’ win over Crystal Palace.

Long is looking to further develop his striking rapport with recent Saints signing, Danny Ings.

Kick off at St. Mary’s is at 8.

Derby manager Frank Lampard says he accepts a charge of improper conduct from the Football Association.

The former Chelsea midfielder was sent to the stands during his side’s 1-nil defeat to Rotherham in the Championship on Saturday.

But Lampard does think the process designed to improve touchline behaviour needs addressing.

Áine O’Gorman has announced her international retirement.

The 29-year old won her 100th Republic of Ireland cap in the June defeat to Norway in the World Cup qualifiers.

O’Gorman made her international debut aged just 16, and would go on to score on 13 occasions for Ireland.


GAELIC GAMES

Malahide’s St. Sylvester’s club is the venue for the homecoming of the All Ireland-winning Dublin Ladies football side.

They claimed back-to-back Brendan Martin Cups yesterday with a 3-11 to 1-12 win over Cork at Croke Park.

This morning, the squad brought the trophy with them as they visited Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

BOXING

Enzo Calzaghe has died at the age of 69.

Calzaghe trained his son Joe to become a two-weight world champion during an unbeaten 46-fight career.

A popular figure in the sport, he also trained the likes of Enzo Maccarinelli and Gavin Rees to world titles.

The Calzaghe family say they’re “devastated” by his loss

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