Lunchtime Sports Update

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BOXING

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says it was no surprise that Daniel Kinahan was the man he had to negotiate with for the Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury fights.

Kinahan has since claimed he’s stepped away from boxing after the international backlash to his involvement in the arranging of the bout as Fury’s representative.

The Dublin native has been named in the High Court as a senior figure in an international drug and arms smuggling cartel.

Speaking on O-T-B-A-M, Hearn – who promotes Joshua – said he just deals with whichever representative the other boxer sends to him

SOCCER

The last two first round matches in the FAI Cup take place tonight with Dundalk hosting Waterford at Oriel Park.

Longford Town visit Turner’s Cross to take on Cork City.

Both games kick off at 7.45.

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The two remaining Europa League quarter finals take place in Germnay this evening.

Wolves and Sevilla meet for the right to play Manchester United in the semi finals.

The winner of the Shakhtar and Basel quarter final will play Inter in the last four.

Both games kick off at 8PM.

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The Scottish government is threatening to halt the Scottish football season after two clubs were involved in Covid-19 breaches

Celtic defender Boli Bolignoli failed to quarantine after a trip to Spain.

While 2 Aberdeen players have tested positive for the virus after visiting a bar at the centre of a Covid-19 outbreak.

GOLF

This year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is set be moved from Mount Juliet to the Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in Northern Ireland.

That’s according to a report in the Irish Independent.

It claims that the event will take place on the weekend of the 24th of September in order to allow competitors to travel from the US Open without the need to quarantine.

RUGBY

Iain Henderson’s set to miss the rest of the season for Ulster after undergoing hip surgery.

The province expect the Ireland international to be out for eight to 10 weeks which rules him out of the Toulouse clash in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.

It also leaves the Ulster forward in a race to be fit for the Six Nations game against Italy on the 24th of October.

SNOOKER

And at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

Mark Selby is the first man to book his semi-final place at the Crucible.

The three time champions defeated Australia’s Neil Robertson.

In the other quarter-final Anthony McGill is 9-5 up on Kurt Maflin and needs just four more frames to win.