Evenings Sports Update

SOCCER

Manchester City’s bid for a sixth FA Cup title continues today.

Pep Guardiola’s side can book their place in the quarter finals, if they gat the better of Newport County in the 5.30pm kick off.


Carlow native Padraig Amond leads the line for the League 2 minnows, after they caused big upsets in the last 2 rounds.

Earlier, Brighton and Millwall both secured fifth round wins.

Brighton were 2-1 winners at home to Derby County, to book their place in the last 8 of the cup for the second successive season.

First half goals for Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia (Low-kah-dia) were enough for Chris Hughton’s side totake their place in the sixth round draw.

Meanwhile Championship side Millwall advanced with a 1-0 win against Wimbldeon, courtesy of Murray Wallace’s early goal.

GAA

Kerry’s Dr Crokes have set up an AIB All-Ireland Club football final against Corofin of Galway.

The Munster champions survived a poor start to ease past Mullinalaghta of Longford, on a scoreline of 18 points to 2-7 in Thurles.

They also played more than 30 minutes with 14 men, after a first half red card for midfielder Johnny Buckley.

Leinster champions Corofin secured their place in the decider with a 2-13 to 1-12 win against Donegal’s Gaoth Dobhair (Gwee-Dore) in Carrick on Shannon.

Meanwhile in the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup, St Mary’s are through to the final for the second time in two years.

The 2017 champions saw off holders UCD on a scoreline of 10 points to 7 in Mallow.

UCC and NUIG face off in the second semi final tomorrow.

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In Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League, 7.15 is the throw in time at Pairc Ui Rinn, as Cork host Clare in a repeat of last year’s Munster final.

In Division 1B, neighbours Laois and Offaly meet in Portlaoise, while leaders Waterford face Carlow at Fraher Field.

Those games get under way at 7.

RACING

The Henry De Bromhead-trained Monalee has won today’s feature race at Gowran Park, the Grade 2 Red Mills Chase.

Rachael Blackmore guided the evens favourite to a two-length victory from Anibale Fly in second.