Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland are 30 minutes into their opening Euro 2020 qualifier away to Gibraltar.

Manager Mick McCarthy has paired Seani Maguire and David McGoldrick up front with captain and right-back Seamus Coleman winning his 50th cap.

Wolves’ Matt Doherty has started on the right wing.

It remains 0-0

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Switzerland have won 2-nil at Georgia in today’s other game in Ireland’s Group D.

Steven Zuber and Denis Zakaria scored for Switzerland in Tbilisi.

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The Republic of Ireland have qualified for this summer’s under-19 European Championships in Armenia.

Tom Mohan’s side won 3-1 against Azeraijan to go top of the group.

And Russia’s draw with Romania this afternoon has sealed Ireland’s qualification with a game to spare.

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Limerick have won 2-1 at Cabinteely in the S-S-E Airtricity League First Division.

Connor Ellis and Sean Russell scored in either half for the blues while Conor Keeley found the net for Cabinteely.

The victory lifts Limerick up to fifth place while Cabinteely drop to sixth.

RUGBY

Ulster and Munster are both in action in the Guinness Pro14 this evening.

Ulster can move up to second-place in Conference B with a home win over the Southern Kings in their half-five meeting at Kingspan Stadium.

Munster welcome Zebre to Thomond Park for a quarter-to-eight kick-off.

The Reds face Edinburgh in the Heineken Champions Cup next weekend but out-half J-J Hanrahan says their entire focus is on tonight’s game

GAELIC GAMES

Pat O’Shea has stepped down as Dr Crokes manager after three seasons in charge.

He led the Killarney club to All-Ireland Club Senior Football success in 2017 and departs following their loss to Corofin in this year’s decider.

Crokes also won three Kerry titles and two Munster crowns under O’Shea and the club have thanked him for his ‘enormous contribution’.

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Derry lead Wexford by 3-11 to 1-8 in Division Four of the Allianz National Football League.

Leitrim are 1-13 to 5-points up against Waterford at Carrick-on-Shannon.


GOLF

Padraig Harrington’s 11 shots behind leader Nacho Elvira after three rounds of the Maybank Championship in Malaysia.

Ryder Cup captain Harrington moved to two-under-par with a 71 today while Elvira holds a two-shot lead over the field at 13-under.

The Spaniard will be bidding to win his maiden European Tour title tomorrow.