Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he’s not sure how Manchester City will react to their Champions League exit this week.

Their Premier League title rivals were knocked out in a dramatic quarter-final against Tottenham – who they meet in the early Premier League game tomorrow.

Klopp isn’t sure how the nature of the defeat will impact domestic matters.

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Waterford F-C say they will appeal UEFA’s decision not to grant them a license to play in next season’s Europa League.

A club must be in existence for three-years to compete in Europe, but the Blues’ management company wasn’t formed until late 2016.

The club’s owner Lee Power says the decision will have a serious financial impact on their future.

In a statement today he has also heavily criticised the F-A-I and has called for an investigation into their handling of the affair.

He claims the association misled them and gave them ‘assurances’ throughout a five month process that the licence would be granted’.

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1st and 2nd meet in the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division tonight as Derry City and Shamrock Rovers’ clash at the Brandywell goes ahead.

Third-place Bohemians host U-C-D in a Dublin derby at Dalymount Park while there’s an all Munster clash between Waterford and Cork City at the R-S-C.

Defending champions Dundalk host Finn Harps at Oriel Park and St Pat’s and Sligo meet at Richmond Park.

All of those games kick off at 7.45.

RUGBY

Munster have been dealt a major set back ahead of their Champions Cup semi-final against the Saracens tomorrow.

Irish winger Keith Earls has failed to recover in time from a thigh injury and will miss the clash.

The Red Army have lost their last six semi-finals in Europe and Captain Peter O’Mahony knows a win tomorrow will require a huge performance:

Johnny Sexton meanwhile is set to captain Leinster for the first time this calendar year in their semi-final against Toulouse at the Aviva on Sunday.

GOLF

Shane Lowry is in a six-way tie for the lead on day two of the R-B-C Heritage.

The Offaly man has just teed off from 6 under par.

Waterford’s Seamus Power then is on 3 under after 17 holes of today’s round.

Graeme McDowell will be out from the same score in 40 minutes.

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