Lunchtime Sports Update


Munster can claim their first away win of the new Pro 14 season tonight.

The Southern Province are in Wales to play the Cardiff Blues.

Mike O’Halloran reports

Ulster are without influential scrum half John Cooney for their game against the Cheetahs in South Africa.

The Dubliner sits out the tie after suffering a nasty head wound in last week’s win over the Southern Kings.

Devon Toner, Cian Healy and Fergus McFadden are back in the Leinster team for tomorrow’s Pro 14 match against Edinburgh at the R-D-S.

Coach Leo Cullen has made seven changes to the side that beat the Dragons last week.

McFadden and James Lowe come onto the wings as Jordan Larmour switches to full back.

Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose continue their partnership in the centre.

Luke McGrath will partner Johnny Sexton in the half backs.

James Tracy and Michael Bent join Healy in the front row.

Bundee Aki will make his first start of the season for Connacht against the Scarlets at the Sportsground tomorrow.

The Irish international has been named in the centre as one of six changes.

Former Munster back row Robin Copeland will make his debut for the Province in the at Number 8.

Cork will be the home of the Ireland Under 20s in the Six Nations next year.

They play England and France on the newly opened artificial surface at Munster’s Irish Independent Park.

The Women’s team will continue to play their games in Donnybrook.


Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City.

The Argentina striker has ended any uncertainty surrounding his future by committing to Premier League champions.

The new deals means Aguero is tied to the Etihad Stadium club until 2021.

It is set to be a crucial night in the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division title race.

Defending champions Cork City welcome table toppers Dundalk to Turners Cross.

Defeat will leave the Leesiders trailing the Lilywhites by nine points with just four games to play.

Waterford will move into third place if they beat Sligo at the R-S-C.

Bray Wanderers welcome Limerick to the Carlise Grounds in the battle of the bottom two.


There is racing today at Ballinrobe and Dundalk.