Lunchtime Sports Update

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SOCCER

Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed is hoping their experience of winning finals at Wembley can help them tonight.

The Cottagers will take on Brentford in the Championship Playoff final – with a place in the Premier League at stake.

Fulham won promotion at Wembley in 2018 and Reed thinks that can be an inspiration later

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There’s a lot at stake in tonight’s Premier Division clash in the S-S-E Airtricity League.

Eighth placed Finn Harps host Shelbourne who sit just above them in the table.

A home win would see Harps leapfrog the Dublin club.

It kicks off at 5:45.

BOXING

Eric Donovan is on the verge of a possible shot at a world boxing title.

It’s been confirmed that the Kildare native’s fight against Zelfa Barrett on the 14th of August will be for the IBF Intercontinental
super-featherweight title.

The bout is part of the Matchroom Boxing promotion’s Fight Camp which is a series of outdoor events being held in Essex.

Victory for Donovan would propel him up the world rankings and put him in line for a world title shot.

SNOOKER

2005 champion Shaun Murphy is out after a first round defeat at the World Snooker Championship.

The English potter lost by ten frames to four down against Noppon Saengkham at the Crucible.

Meanwhile; Antrim’s Mark Allen has taken a 4-3 lead against qualifier Jamie Clarke.

CRICKET

Following his half centuries in the first two games, Curtis Campher is set to bat from number four in Ireland’s third One Day International against England.

The hosts have already won the series but a win for Ireland would give them their first points in the I-C-C World Cup Super League.

They’re underway at 2pm in Southampton.

AUSSIE RULES

The West Coast Eagles have signed up three Irish players ahead of the new women’s A-F-L campaign.

Tipperary’s Aisling McCarthy has put pen to paper on a two-year contract after being traded from the Bulldogs.

Mayo sisters Grace and Niamh Kelly have also extended their contracts with the Eagles until 2022.

DARTS

Fallon Sherrock has received an invitation from the P-D-C to compete in next month’s World Series Finals in Austria.

She’s one of 12 people invited to take part in the 24-player event.

Sherrock made history last year by becoming the first woman to win a match in the main draw at the P-D-C World Championship.