Evening Sports Update

RUGBY

Joey Carbery remains “highly unlikely” to be fit for Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup semi final with Saracens.

The Ireland out-half hasn’t played since a recurrence of a hamstring injury in their quarter final victory away to Edinburgh.


Keith Earls look set to return having sat out the last two games with a tightness to his thigh, while Jean Kleyn is on course for a return from a leg injury.

Captain Peter O’Mahony says Saturday’s task in Coventry could hardly be tougher

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Rugby Australia say they had no alternative but to sack Israel Folau.

The Wallabies full-back was unrepentant for his homophobic social media posts of last week.

Chief Executive of Rugby Australia Raelene Castle says Folau had been warned formally and repeatedly about his social media conduct and ignored those warnings.

GOLF

Tiger Woods has returned to the world’s top-10 golfers for the first time since 2014.

His victory at the Masters sees Woods climb six positions to number 6 in the the latest golf world rankings.

Dustin Johnson regains the world number 1 spot from Justin Rose, while Rory McIlroy drops one place to fourth.

SOCCER

Arsenal can return to the Premier League’s top-4 this evening.

Victory for Unai Emery’s side away to Watford will see them move up two places to fourth.

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Dundalk are hoping to avoid their first run of three straight defeats since December of 2016.

Last year’s double-winners welcome in-form Bohemians to Oriel Park tonight in one of four games in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Elsewhere, third placed Derry City go to St. Pat’s.

Sligo entertain Waterford.

And Cork City travel to Belfield to face UCD.

SNOOKER

Ken Doherty trails world number 39 Scott Donaldson by 5-frames to 4 following the first session of their second round qualifier for the World Championship.

Fergal O’Brien has been beaten 10-frames to 4 by Mark Davis

While Antrim’s Jordan Brown has been whitewashed 10-nil by China’s Lyu Haotian

ATHLETICS

Fionnuala McCormack has placed 11th in the Boston Marathon.

The Wicklow athlete ran a personal best time of 2-hours, 30-minutes and 38-seconds, shaving almost a minute off her previous best.

The women’s race was won by Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa.

While Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono won the men’s race.

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