Evening Sports Update


Leinster have establised a three-point lead at the top of Pool One of the Heineken Champions Cup.

Adam Byrne, Dave Kearney, Sean Cronin and Jack Conan scored the tries as the holders registered a bonus-point 29-13 victory over Toulouse at the R-D-S.

Leinster head-coach Leo Cullen says his injury-hit team were patient


Ulster lead 23-22 against Pool 4 leaders Racing late on at Kingspan Stadium.

Jacob Stockdale has run in two tries with Robert Baloucoune (pron: bal-ah-coon) grabbing Ulster’s other try on his European debut.


Connacht have survived losing a 17-point lead to edge out Sale by 20-points to 18 in the Challenge Cup at the Sportsground.

First-half Kyle Godwin and James Mitchell tries had put the westerners in a strong position before they went 18-17 down in the second-half.

David Horwitz kicked what proved to be a match-winning penalty in the 72nd-minute.


Liverpool have moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Brighton 1-nil on the south coast.

Mo Salah scored for the leaders from the penalty spot.

At the other end of the table, Jeff Hendrick was on target as Burnley won their crucial relegation six pointer with Fulham 2-1.

Cardiff and Huddersfield played out a goalless draw in the other clash at the bottom.

Watford came from behind to win 2-1 at Crystal Palace.

Shane Long scrored as Southampton were 2-1 winners at Leicester.


Chelsea take on Newcastle at half-five.

Nigel Bidmead has the team news


Clare have won football’s McGrath Cup for the first time in 11-seasons.

Gordon Kelly’s first-half goal proved crucial as the Banner overcame Cork by 1-9 to 9-points in the final at Miltown-Malbay.

It’s Clare’s record 13th time to win the competition.


Westmeath are the first team into the O’Byrne Cup Final after a 2-10 to 4-points win against their neighbours Longford.

Callum McCormack and Sean Flanagan scored the goals in either half for Jack Cooney’s side.

The Lake County await the winners of this evening’s second semi-final between Dublin and Meath.

Throw-in at Parnell Park is at 7pm.