Lunchtime Sports Update


The Dublin County Board chairman has said no decision has yet been made on a replacement for Jim Gavin.

Gavin stepped aside as senior football manager on Saturday after leading the county to five successive All-Irelands.

Reports emerged this morning that 2011 All-Ireland-winning manager Pat Gilroy had first refusal to take the reigns once more.


The Football Association of Ireland say they note with “great regret” the decision of John Foley to back down from his new role as interim CEO.

It’s been confirmed the former Athletics Ireland chief executive will not be taking up the role, which he was due to start today.

Foley had previously agreed to replace Noel Mooney as the FAI’s interim chief.

In a statement, the FAI say his “experience and influence” will be missed, adding that the board will meet to discuss their next step.


It’s believed that Everton will stick with manager Marco Silva – for the time being at least.

Silva’s future at Goodison Park is hanging by a thread, after their latest defeat to Leicester left them 17th in the Premier League table.

However it’s reported this morning that he is expected to be in the dugout for Wednesday’s Merseyside derby againts Liverpool at Anfield.


Watford have confirmed that Hayden Mullins will take charge of their game against Leicester City on Wednesday night.

The club’s youth team boss will be assisted by the academy’s goalkeeping coach Graham Stack.

The Premier League’s bottom team sacked Quique Sanchez Flores yesterday, ending his second spell in charge after just 85 days


West Brom can return to the top of the table in the Championship this evening.

The Baggies will leapfrom Leeds at the summit if they win away to 6th place Preston tonight.

Kick off et Deepdale is 7.45.



It’s third round day at the UK Championship in York.

Ulsterman Mark Allen is in acton in the evening session, with last year’s beaten finalist taking on England’s Ben Woollaston.

Among the afternoon games, world champion Judd Trump goes up against veteran Nigel Bond.

All those games are best of 11 frames.