Lunchtime Sports Update


Dublin manager Jim Gavin has named an unchanged team for their All-Ireland Senior Football Final against Tyrone tomorrow.

Cian O’Sullivan has shaken off a hamstring injury to start at full-back with Jonny Cooper switching to centre-half-back.

James McCarthy moves to midfield, Ciaran Kilkenny has been picked at full-forward with Con O’Callaghan going to centre-half-forward.

Dublin v Tyrone – Stephen Cluxton; Philly McMahon, Cian O’Sullivan, Eoin Murchan; John Small, Jonny Cooper, Jack McCaffrey Brian Fenton , James McCarthy; Niall Scully, Con O’Callaghan, Brian Howard; Paul Mannion, Ciarán Kilkenny, Dean Rock.


((Lei v Liv starts 1230; Man C v New 1730; rest 1500))

Liverpool aim for a fourth straight win and fourth straight clean sheet to start the Premier League season, when they head to Leicester this lunchtime.

Chelsea look to maintain their 100 per cent record when they play Bournemouth this afternoon.

Manuel Pellegrini will try and get his first point as West Ham manager when they host Wolves.

Everton meet Huddersfield, Brighton play Fulham and Crystal Palace take on Southampton.

At tea time, champions Manchester City are at home to Newcastle.

(Mil v Swa starts 1730; rest 1500)

Championship pace setters Leeds and Middlesbrough played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw last night at Elland Road.

It preserves both their unbeaten league records.

This afternoon West Brom play Stoke in what was a Premier League fixture last term.

Aston Villa look to keep their unbeaten start to the league season going with a trip to Sheffield United.

Reading and Birmingham are yet to win in the league this campaign before respective games with Sheffield Wednesday and QPR.

Brentford play Nottingham Forest, Preston host Bolton, Hull take on Derby and Wigan face fellow-promoted club Rotherham.

This evening, Swansea go to Millwall.

(Start 1500)

Hearts assistant Austin MacPhee will take charge of their game against St Mirren this afternoon, as manager Craig Levein recovers at home following hospital treatment.

They’ve won all three of their Scottish Premiership matches so far this season.

Aberdeen and Hibs are both unbeaten before games against Kilmarnock and Livingston respectively.

Dundee aim to avoid a fourth straight defeat when they play Motherwell.

Hamilton face St Johnstone.

In the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division, Dundalk have moved into a six-point lead at the top of the table.

The Lilywhites struck late to beat Limerick 1-nil with Patrick McEleney on target.

Cork City suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Sligo Rovers – putting a huge dent in the champions’ title hopes.

Cork boss John Caulfield says they didn’t do enough after Sligo equalised

There’s one game here at home tonight in the First Division.

Longford Town can climb up to fourth if they win at home against Cabinteely.

Kick off is 7.30pm.

Celtic let one player go and welcomed another in as the Scottish transfer window closed last night.

Moussa Dembele completed a move to French side Lyon from the Premiership champions.

Meanwhile, defender Filip Benkovic arrived at Parkhead on a season-long loan from Leicester.


(Conn v Glas starts 1500, Drag v Ben 1935, others 1715)

Leinster began their defence of rugby union’s Pro 14 with a last gasp win at Cardiff Blues.

Bryan Byrne’s try was converted with two minutes to go to give them a 33-32 victory.

Ospreys won 17-13 at home to Edinburgh, and Zebre beat the Southern Kings 32-16.

Connacht host Glasgow at the Sportsground at 3.

Ulster play Scarlets and Muntser take on South African side Cheetahs at a quarter-past-five while Dragons host Benetton in the late game.

Munster legend Alan Quinlan thinks his old side have a better squad heading into this campaign


A six-under par round of 65 has given Justin Rose a one shot first-round lead at the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston.

Rory McIlroy birdied the last hole in signing for a level-par 71.

Tiger Woods struggled to keep up his recent good form, he’s one-over into day two.


(Starts 1700)

Roger Federer faces Australian Nick Kyrgios in the pick of the third round matches at the US Open on Saturday.

That’s in the afternoon – in the evening Novak Djokovic goes up against Richard Gasquet, who hasn’t beaten him since 2007.

Wimbledon women’s champion Angelique Kerber is up against Dominika Cibulkova.


(Starts 1400)

Lewis Hamilton will aim for back-to-back pole positions when qualifying for the F1 Italian Grand Prix takes place this afternoon.

The Championship leader couldn’t convert that into victory last week, as he was beaten by rival Sebastian Vettel.


With three Group 3 races down for decision along with the 100-thousand Euro Tote Irish Cambridgeshire, the Curragh hosts a top quality seven-race card this afternoon.

The Group 3 Flame Of Tara Irish EBF Stakes has attracted a field of nine with three of those – Fleeting, Just Wonderful and Peach Tree – representing Aidan O’Brien.

The Ballydoyle maestro also has two fillies in the Group 3 Snow Fairy Stakes.

The other Group 3 contest on the card is the John Sisk And Son Round Tower Stakes – with a field of eight declared with O’Brien holding strong claims with impressive course and distance maiden winner Ten Sovereigns who is joined by stable companion Fantasy.