Lunchtime Sports Update

SOCCER

Mick McCarthy aims to get his second spell as Republic of Ireland manager off to a winning start this evening.

The ‘boys in green’ get their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign underway with a trip to Gibraltar.

Ireland finished last year by failing to score in Martin O’Neill’s final four games in charge.

And McCarthy says he’s encouraging his players to be more attacking

Kick-off is at 5pm.

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Cabinteely have the chance to move top of the S-S-E Airtricity League First Division this afternoon.

The South Dubliners can go one-point clear at the summit if they beat Limerick at Stradbrook in their half-two kick-off.

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Jose Mourinho wants to secure a new job this summer and claims he’s turned down four offers since being sacked by Manchester United.

The former Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss has been out of work since leaving Old Trafford last December but says he’s keen for a return to club management ahead of next season.

Mourinho has told Be-In Sports that he wants a new position lined up by June

RUGBY

Munster look to get back to winning ways in the Guinness Pro14 this evening.

Having lost to Scarlets last time out, the Reds warm up for their Champions Cup quarter-final by hosting struggling Zebre at Thomond Park at a quarter-to-eight.

Ireland international C-J Stander returns to captain Johann van Graan’s side from number-eight with Jack O’Donoghue also starting in the back-row.

Ulster, unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions, welcome the Southern Kings to Kingspan Stadium at half-five.

A win for the nothern province would see them leapfrog Benetton into second-place in Conference B.

GOLF

Nacho Elvira has opened up a two-shot lead heading into the final day of the Maybank Championship.

The Spaniard finished his third round 66 with back-to-back birdies to move to 13-under-par in Malaysia.

Padraig Harrington is two-under after a 71 today.