Lunchtime Sports Update

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SOCCER
Kerry’s Aoife Horgan has been nominated for the FAI U16 Womens Player Of The Year.

 

The ex-Listowel Celtic player who is now with Limerick side Treaty United, is nominated in her category alongside Kerryanne Browne and Della Doherty.

 

Meanwhile the 3 nominees for the Senior Men’s International Player of the Year have also been revealed.

David McGoldrick, Enda Stevens and Glenn Whelan are up for the award.

 

The Awards ceremony was originally due to take place earlier this year but will not take place at all due to social distancing protocols remaining in place.

 

Without the ceremony, Kerrys Aoife Horgan and the other nominees will find out if they’re the recipient of their respective awards with an announcement by the FAI next week.

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Meanwhile, on the field,

The Republic of Ireland’s Nations League match against Bulgaria in September could be called into question after players in the Bulgarian league tested positive for COVID 19.

 

The game is scheduled for Sofia on September 3rd.

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West Bromwich Albion’s Dara O’Shea has spoken of his pride in rising up the football ranks.

 

Defender O’Shea broke into the Baggies team in the second half of the season and the club were promoted to the Premier League last week.

 

The 21 year old Dublin native says he’s pinching himself about his rapid rise.

 

 

The second leg of the Championship play off semi-final between Brentford and Swansea City takes place at Griffin Park tonight.

 

Swansea lead 1-0 from the first leg.

 

Kick-off is at 7.45.

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The English Football Association has confirmed the Community Shield will take place at Wembley next month.

The traditional curtain-raiser to the new season will be played between Premier League champions Liverpool and the winner of Saturday’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal.

It will be staged on the 29th of August.

 

SNOOKER
Antrim’s Jordan Brown will face three time champion Mark Selby in the opening round of the World Snooker Championship, which begins on Friday in Sheffield.

Brown clinched his place at his first ever Crucible tournament by defeating Ryan Day in the final qualifying round.

The other Antrim man in the field, Mark Allen, is to battle it out with Jamie Clarke.
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Defending champion Judd Trump is to open up against Tom Ford, with five-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan to face Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Spectators will be allowed into the arena, but their number will be limited and players will be behind screens.

HORSE RACING
Today’s feature behind closed doors at the Galway Races is the Plate.

The Gordon Elliott trained ‘Galvin’ is the current favourite of 22 runners for the 2 mile 6 furlong chase at 6.45.

The first of eight races goes to post at 4.45 with the going soft.