Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

UEFA has confirmed that a draw will decide who will play at home in the Euro 2020 playoff finals.

Ireland will be away to Slovakia in March, with the winners of that one-legged tie playing either Northern Ireland or Bosnia-Herzegovina in a final.

The semi finals and final will take place five-days apart toward the end of March.

And that draw to determine final veunes will happen on Friday.

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Jose Mourinho took training as Tottenham Hotspur manager for the first time this afternoon.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss replaced Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked last night after five-and-a-half years in charge.

Mourinho’s had his backroom team finalised, with Joao Sacramento joining as his assistant from Lille.

The Portuguese boss takes over with Spurs 14th in the Premier League and away to West Ham on Saturday.

GOLF

Jonathan Caldwell has secured a European Tour card for 2020.

The County Down man finished tied for 17th at Q-School in Taragona.

Caldwell hasn’t played on the European Tour since 2009.

GAELIC GAMES

Colm Cavanagh is returning for another year with Tyrone’s senior footballers.

The former All-Star midfielder, who was part of their 2008 All-Ireland winning team, will be playing inter-county for a 14th season.

Manager Mickey Harte says he’s pleased to have a “stalwart” still available and he feels Kavanagh’s experience will be crucial to the panel.

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Laois have sold the naming rights to O’Moore Park.

The Portlaoise stadium will now be known as M-W Hire O’Moore Park

LADIES FOOTBALL

Mick Bohan is staying on as Dublin’s ladies football manager for 2020.

The three-in-a-row winning All-Ireland boss has confirmed that he and his backroom team will remain in the place for the coming season.

Bohan has also steered the side to three Leinster titles and their first ever National League success since taking over in 2016.

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Kerry’s Sarah Houlihan has called time on her 13-year inter-county career.

The three-time All-Star forward joins last year’s captain Amanda Brosnan in stepping away from the Kingdom’s panel ahead of the new season.

Houlihan says it’s been a “privilege” to wear the green and gold jersey and that she retires with “millions of memories” having made “lifelong friends” through the game.