Evening Sports Update

RACING

Burrows Saint has won the 2019 Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

The 6 to 1 pre-race favourite lived up to expectations, holding off a valiant challenge from Isle of Hope and Dreams under the ride of Ruby Walsh.

Acapella Bourgeois was third to complete a 1-2-3 for trainer Willie Mullins, his first time ever saddling the winnr of the Irish national.

SOCCER

In the Championship, leaders Norwich have missed out on the chance of securing their return to the Premier League today.

Daniel Farke’s side had to settle for a 2-2 draw away to Stoke.

They’re just three clear of Sheffield United at the top now, after Republic of Ireland pair David McGoldrick and Enda Stevens provided the goals in a 3-0 win at Hull.

Leeds can join Sheffield United on 85 points if they win at Brentford, however they remain scoreless at half time.

Meanwhile Aston Villa and West Brom both picked up wins, to guarantee themselves a place in the playoffs.

Dundalk are up to second-place in the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division.

Michael Duffy, Georgie Kelly and Patrick Hoban were on target as the Lilywhites came from behind to win 3-1 at U-C-D.

Dundalk are now seven-points behind leaders Shamrock Rovers.

Chelsea have the chance to return to the Premier League’s top-four this evening.

Maurizio Sarri’s side will climb to third if they beat Burnley at Stamford Bridge in their 8pm kick-off.

RUGBY

Leicester Tigers have completed a double raid of the Irish provinces today.

Geordan Murphy’s side will sign South Africa international Jaco Taute from Munster ahead of next season, with centre Noel Reid making the move from Leinster to Welford Road.

Murphy says he sees Taute as an option at either full-back or centre while Reid admits it was a tough decision to leave his home province.

BOXING

Heavyweight boxer Kash Ali has been banned for six months for biting an opponent.

He was disqualified after sinking his teeth into David Price during their fight in Liverpool last month.

Ali’s also been fined 10-thousand pounds by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Finally at the World Snooker Championship, five time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan trails qualifier James Cahill by 5 frames to 4 after the opening session of their first round match.

Four time winner John Higgins is safely through to round two after a 10-7 win against Mark Davis.