Lunchtime Sports Update

RUGBY

Captain Peter O’Mahony is one of a host of stars named in the Munster team to play the Ospreys in the Pro 14 tomorrow.

Joey Carbury and Tadgh Beiren will both make their first starts for the Province in the Cork encounter.


There are 11 changes in total to the side that lost in Glasgow last week.

Andrew Conway is recalled to the wing.

Chris Cloete returns to the back row for the first time since fracturing his forearm in February.

Bundee Aki has been named in the Connacht squad for their game against Edinburgh at Murrayfield.

The Irish international is set to make his first appearance of the season from the bench.

Kieran Marmion and Ultan Dillan come into the starting 15 which sees four changes from that which beat Zebre last week.

GOLF

Padraig Harrington has shot a 3 under par first round at the K-L-M Open in the Netherlands.

The Dubliner carded five birdies and two bogeys during an opening round of 68.

That leaves Harrington three shots behind the leader Chris Wood of England.

Paul Dunne has parred his first two holes.

ROWING

Paul and Gary O’Donovan survived a scare at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria today.

The Olympic Silver medallists have narrowly qualified for the Lightweight Double Sculls final.

The Skibbereen brothers had to battle to finish third in their semi final.

Snooker

Its at the Quarter Final Stage of the Shanghai Masters tournament in China.

Earlier this morning, Ronnie O Sullivan made light work of fellow Englishman Stuart Bingham 6-2.

Kyren Wilson had to fight it out to set up a semi final with the rocket, he edged passed Ryan Day 6-5.

In the evening session which is just after getting under way, home favourite Ding Junhui Leads Mark Selby 1-0 while Barry Hawkins leads a frame to nil against World Champion Mark Williams.

Rally

Hyundai Driver Thierry Neuville has set the fastest time on this mornings Shakedown ahead of WRC Rally Turkey

Returning to the calendar after an eight-year break, this weekend’s rally is brand new, having moved to Marmaris on the Mediterranean coast.

High temperatures, Tyre Management and unknown road conditions will challenge the drivers over the course of the weekend.

Second in the championship Sebastian Ogier placed second in the the test runs, nearly 2 seconds off Neuvilles time. Waterfords Craig Breen was 8th in his Citroen C3