Lunchtime Sports Update


Limerick will begin the defence of their All Ireland Hurling title against Cork.

The fixtures for the 2019 Munster Round Robin Series have been announced.

The Rebels will start their bid for a third successive Provincial crown at home to Tipperary on the 12th May.

Clare and Waterford will meet over the same weekend.

Limerick will wait until the second round to start their campaign, but the introduction of a break means no team will have to play four weeks in a row.

The Mayo Ladies Footballers who left their inter-county set-up this summer have denied it was over selection issues.

Cora Staunton was one of the 12 players and two back room staff members who stepped away two months ago, citing an “unsafe environment”.

They have hit back at suggestions that they were unhappy at being left out of the team.

Former Vice Captain Fiona McHale says such claims are crazy


Paris Saint Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is expecting a tough Champions League encounter at Liverpool tonight.

The Group Stages of the competition kicks off this evening, with the big spending French side taking on last year’s runners up Anfield.

The new P-S-G boss is back on Merseyside two years after his Borussia Dortmund side lost an epic Europa League encounter to Liverpool.

Kick off is at 8 o’clock.

Tottenham are among the teams to try out the new 5.55 start time.

Spurs are in Italy to take on Inter Milan at the San Siro.

They head into the game on the back of defeats to Watford and Liverpool.

Barcelona are also in action this evening.

The Catalan Giants entertain P-S-V Eindhoven.

Monaco host Atlético Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are away to Club Brugge.

Former Republic of Ireland international Wes Hoolahan could make his debut for West Bromich Albion debut this evening.

The 36-year-old signed a short term deal with the Baggies on Friday and is in the squad for their game Championship against Bristol City.

Leaders Leeds United welcome Preston North End to Elland Road.


The September meeting continues at Galway this afternoon, where the first of a seven-race card goes to at 4.15.