Lunchtime Sports Update

ATHLETICS

Ireland have their sixth medal at the Para-Athletics European Championships in Berlin.

Kerry teenager Jordan Lee has claimed bronze in the T47 High Jump final, posting a height of 1.75 metres.


Gold and silver have gone to France and Spain.

Meanwhile Derry sprinter Jason Smyth looks well on course to add another medal to the haul tonight.

The 200 metre gold winner easily won his heat to qualify for the T13 100 metre final, running a championship record of 10.87 seconds.

Two more Irish take to the track in the evening session.

Lisburn’s David Leavy goes in the final of the men’s 15-hundred metres T-38, while, Patrick Monahan goes in the 800-metres T-53.

SOCCER

Burnley look to maintain their unbeaten away start to the season this evening.

They go into the first leg of their Europa League play-off against Olympiakos in Athens after draws in Aberdeen and Istanbul in the qualifiers.

At 6, Celtic will look to bounce back from their Champions League exit, they are in Lithuania for their first leg with Suduva.

They’re once again without want-away defender Dedryck (pron: dead-rick) Boyata for the game.

Boyata said he was injured ahead of the Champions League qualifying loss to AEK Athens but was contradicted by manager Brendan Rodgers, who insisted he was fit to play.

RUGBY

Ulster flanker Marcel Coetzee will make his return from a 12 month injury layoff tomorrow night, in Ulster’s final pre-season friendly with Wasps.

The Springbok has been plauged by knee injuries since his arrival in Belfast two years ago, playing just five times.

New signing Marty Moore also starts against the club he joined Ulster from this summer.

GOLF

Padraig Harrington is still one under par, early in his opening round at the Czech Masters in Prague.

The Dubliner started with a birdie, before making par on his next two holes.

Gavin Moynihan is also one under, with 16 holes played.

They’re seven back from the leaders, with Jeff Winther, Nacho Elvira, Lee Slattery and Andrea Pavan all seven under.

Paul McBride is leval par, after an opening round of 72.

On the PGA Tour, Seamus Power returns to action at the Northern Trust in New Jersey today.

After securing his tour card for another year, the Waterford man tees off just before two o clock Irish time.

BOXING

Belfast’s Caitlin Fryers has just stepped into the ring at the World Youth Championships in Hungary.

The Immaculata clubwoman is taking on Thailand’s Kittiya Nampa in the last 32 of the flyweight division.

This evening, in the last 16 of the men’s light flyweight, team captain Jude Gallagher fights China’s Renuex Zhao.