Lunchtime Sports Update


Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry have mountains to climb if they are to land another Major title this evening

McIlroy is 9 shots off the lead on level par with Lowry 8 behind on 1 under par at The PGA Championship

Dustin Johnson leads by a shot on 9 under par from Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Champ at Harding Park.



Just one Premier League side will contest this year’s Champions League quarter-finals.

Chelsea were dumped out of the competition last night at the hands of German giants Bayern Munich.

Frank Lampard’s side lost 4-1 at the Allianz Arena meaning they went down 7-1 on aggregate.

Barcelona meanwhile ensured their progression into the next round with a 3-1 victory overNapoli at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both found the back of the net for the hosts in the win that means the Catalans won 4-2 over the two legs.


Shamrock Rovers can go six points clear of Dublin rivals Bohemians at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division table this evening.

Stephen Bradley’s side are away to Derry City from 5-o’clock as they look to keep their 100% record this season intact.


Dundalk have been drawn away to NK Celje the Slovenian champions in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

Celtic have been drawn at home against KR Reykjavik

Dates, venues and kick-off times will be announced in due course.


Celtic will look to build on their opening round victory in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon.

Neil Lennon’s side are away to Kilmarnock from half-past-4.



Five time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan and China’s Ding Junhui will resume their second round encounter at the World Snooker Championship this evening tied at 8 frames apiece.

At the same time, Jamie Clarke resumes against Anthony McGill leading by 8 frames to 7

At lunchtime, Kyren Wilson needs just two more frames against Matrin Gould, he leads 11-5

While also at one o’clock, 2010 champion Neil Roberston continues against Barry Hawkins, level at 8-8.



The first Group 1 for juveniles of the flat season goes to post at the Curragh this afternoon

Steel Bull trained by Michael O’Callaghan tops the market looking to give the trainer his first win at that level.

Racing gets underway behind closed doors at 2.00 where the going is good to yielding.