Lunchtime Sports Update

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SOCCER

Liverpool great Graeme Souness says his old side are struggling to maintain their consistency ahead of facing Manchester United this Sunday.

The Premier League champions were overtaken by their old rivals at the top of the table on Tuesday.

Souness says United will be facing Jurgen Klopp’s side at the perfect time

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Aston Villa boss Dean Smith’s won the Premier League’s manager of the month award for December.

During that time, they were unbeaten in five matches, winning three of them.

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes has picked up the player of the month prize, having scored three goals and provided four assists.

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Republic of Ireland international James McClean has been suspended by his club, Stoke City, for breaching COVID 19 regulations.

The Derry native trained in a private gym.

He won’t be considered for tomorrow’s Championship game against Blackburn Rovers.

GAELIC GAMES

Dublin’s Brian Fenton and Ciaran Kilkenny and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor are the nominees for the PWC GAA / GPA Footballer of the Year.

Dublin dominate the nominations for Team of the Year with 13 of 45 named, All-Ireland finalists Mayo have 12 nominees.

After a first Ulster title in 23 years, Cavan have 7 players on the list and Munster winners Tipperary see 4 players up for the awards.

Mayo dominate the shortlist for Young Player of the Year, with Oisin Mullin, Tommy Conroy and Eoghan McLaughlin all up for the gong.

GOLF

Seamus Power carded a level par round of 70 on day one of the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii.

The lead is shared on 8 under par by Joaquin Niemann, Peter Malnati and Jason Kokrak.

SNOOKER

Stephen Maguire and and Yan Bingtao have just gotten their Masters quarter-final underway

The semi final line up will be completed later with Ronnie O’Sullivan taking on John Higgins at 7 o’clock.

HORSE RACING

An eight race card on the all weather at Dundalk today begins at 3.45.