Lunchtime Sports Update

The Liam Miller Tribute match could be a sell out.

There has been huge demand for tickets for next month’s charity game between Ireland, Celtic and Manchester United legends at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

The website crashed this morning due to the high level of interest.

Roy Keane says the G-A-A deserve credit for agreeing to host the event


There is racing today in Ballinrobe.

The first of an 8 race card goes to post at 4:50pm.

The going there is yielding, soft to yielding in places.

Cross-channel Ayr is off at 1:35 with the going good to firm, good in places.

The going is good at Ripon, which gets underway at 1:50.

Windsor is off at 5:30, with the going good to firm.

Wolverhampton is standard with the first race at 5:40.



Shane Lowry’s quest to retain his place on U-S P-G-A Tour will go right down to the wire.

A joint 12th place finish at the P-G-A Championship has lifted the Offaly man to 139th in the latest Fed Ex Cup standings.

To retain his card, Lowry must be inside the top 125 by the end of the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina next week.




Tommy O’Donnell has returned to training as Munster gear up for the start of the new season.

The Tipperary flanker underwent surgery after suffering a shoulder injury back in March.

Jean Kleyn and Stephen Archer should also be fit to kick off the new campaign, but Tyler Bleyendaal, Chris Farrell and Jack O’Donoghue continue to nurse long term issues.