Evening Sports Update

RUGBY

Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup campaign has come to an end.

They have been beaten 32-16 by the Saracens at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.


The Red Army haven’t scored since the half time break and 6 Owen Farrell penalties and a try from Michael Rhodes has the Sarries looking almost out of reach with an hour played.

Saracens took an early lead through a Farrell Penalty after CJ Stander was penalised and they never relinquished that lead throughout.

Saracens scored an early second half try through Michael Rhodes

Owen Farrell converted then added two more penalties to make it a perfect 7 out of 7 off the tee.

Darren Sweetnam capitalised on a Saracens error at scrum time to score, converted by Hanrahan.

Billy Vunipola scored the Saracens second try soon after, also converted by Farrell

The try capped a Man of the Match performance by the England number 8.

Mike O’Halloran reivews the game;

SOCCER

In the Premier League, two goals from Gerard Deulofeu have given Watford a 2-one win over already relegated Huddersfield at the John Smith Stadium.

Leicester City meanwhile have come away from The London Stadium with a point after playing out a 2-all draw.

Already relegated Fulham have gotten their first away win of the season. They beat Bournemouth 1-nil at The Vitality. Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring from the penalty spot for The Cottagers.

It’s finished up goalless at Molineux where Wolves and Brighton drew.

This evening, Southampton will make the trip to St. James’ Park to take on Newcastle at half-past-five.

Manchester City meanwhile have gone back to the top of the table.

The Champions beat Tottenham 1-nil at the Ethihad in the lunchtime game.

They’re now one point ahead of title race opponents Liverpool, at least until The Reds play Cardiff tomorrow.

Meanwhile in the Scottish Premier League Rangers have postponed Celtic’s Scottish Premiership title party for another week.

Their 3-1 win at Hearts means Neil Lennon’s side will have to wait to retain the trophy.

Robert McElroy reports

GAELIC GAMES

It’s been a busy day in the Lidl National Ladies Football Leagues today with a number of semi-finals taking place.

Galway have beaten Donegal 1-12 to 1-5 at Pearse Park in Longford.

They’ll play the winner of Dublin and Cork in the Division One decider.

GOLF

Shane Lowry is top of the leader board on nine under par at the R-B-C Heritage in South Carolina.

He’s one shot clear of the field after his second round following a number of suspensions to play due to poor weather conditions.

SNOOKER

The 2019 World Snooker Championships have begun at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Title holder Mark Williams got proceedings underway against Martin Gould in the opening round this morning.

Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his campaign on Monday while the only Irish player to qualify Mark Allen will be out on Tuesday.

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