Lunchtime Sports Update


Former Derry City striker Ronan Curtis is set to make his Republic of Ireland debut tonight.

The Portsmouth forward has been called into the Irish squad for the international friendly in Poland.

He has scored five goals in six games in League One this season.

Captain Seamus Coleman, Jonathan Walters and Stephen Ward miss the tie due to injury.

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is in line to win his 100th cap for the hosts.

Kick off is at 7.45.

The Ireland Under 21’s face a crunch European Championship qualifier against Germany in Tallaght this evening.

It is a Group Five top of the table clash

Noel King’s side trail the Germans by two points with three games remaining.

Bohemians and Sligo Rovers are among the teams who go into the hat for this afternoon’s Scottish Challenge Cup third round draw.

Bohs secured their place in the last 16 with a 1-nil win over Peterhead on Saturday.

Rovers had a 4-1 victory over the Livingston Under 21s.


Former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen will leave Ferrari at end of the season.

The Finn has agreed a two year deal to rejoin Sauber.

20 year old Charles Leclerc will move in the opposite direction to partner Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari.


Ireland’s lightweight double have finished third in their World Rowing Championship repechage in Bulgaria.

Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey had a strong finish, but it was not enough to progress to the main semi final.