Lunchtime Sports Update

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<strong>GAA</strong>

This weekend sees the start of the Garveys County Senior Hurling Championship all games at Austin Stack Park.

1st game is this Friday night when Ballyheigue take on Ballyduff at 6.30

Then on Saturday it’s Kilmoyley vs St Brendan’s throw in is at 6pm

On Sunday at 1.30 Lixnaw v Abbeydorney at Austin Stack Park

And that game will be Live on Radio Kerry thanks to Foleys Gala Express Lixnaw and Ardfert Furniture.

And on Sunday evening at 6pm Champions Causeway take on Crotta O Neills.

In ladies football,

There’s games tonight in the Rose Hotel U16 Co League this evening

Div 1

ISG V Firies 7.30pm Templenoe

Austin Stacks V S Gaels 7.30pm Connolly Park

Div 2

Beaufort V Abbeydorney 7pm

Beale/Ballyduff V Corca Dhuibne 6.30pm Ballyduff

Div 3

Scartaglen V Castleisland Desmonds 7pm

Laune Rangers V Dr Crokes 7pm JP O’Sullivan Park

Div 4

Kilcummin V Legion 7.30pm

Dingle/Annascaul V MKL Gaels 7.30pm Annascaul

KOR V Moyvane 7.30pm Ballyrickard

Div 5

Duagh V Na Gaeil 7.45pm

Glenflesk V Churchill 7.30pm

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In Longford Club Football

The reigning Longford senior football champions have been hit with a 48-week suspension.

The Killoe Emmet Óg club have been handed the ban with “The Longford Leader” reporting that it is in relation to a €750 fine that was imposed by the county’s GAA hearings committee back in February which was subject to an appeal by the club.

The fine was due to Killoe Emmet Óg not appearing at an U16 county final in January, although they had contacted the county board before that game to inform them that they would not be fulfilling the fixture as an investigation into another issue from the same competition had not been dealt with.

While the original fine is being appealed to the Leinster GAA board, the 48-week ban which suspends teams at all levels in the club is now in effect.

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The Clare county board have postponed the meeting of Cratloe and Clonegad in the football championship due to 5 positive cases of Covid 19.

According to Clare Chairman Joe Cooney those positive tests were all found within the Cratloe Senior panel.

40 people who attended training last Monday have been tested for the virus, with 24 of those results already returned. So far there are five positive and 19 negative tests among them.

All other football games in Clare are set to go ahead as scheduled this weekend.

<strong>Soccer</strong>

Cork City’s reward for their last gasp win against Longford Town in the FAI Cup last night is a second round tie against holders Shamrock Rovers.

Rovers are at home in the only all-Premier Division tie in the round while Bohemians are the only other top-flight club with home advantage.

The Gypsies will face Cabinteely.

Dundalk are away to Cobh Ramblers, UCD will host Sligo, Bray Wanderers entertain Finn Harps and Shelbourne will travel to Galway United.

Drogheda United host Derry City and Wexford will go to Athlone Town.

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Republic of Ireland international Cyrus Christie says he was racially abused by a young person after team training.

Christie exclusively told OTB AM that he was regularly on the receiving end of abuse after Ireland games.

But there was one particular incident which shocked him.

The Champions League quarter-finals begin tonight in Lisbon.

Italian side Atalanta take on French champions Paris St-Germain from 8.00.

French striker Kylian Mbappe could return for PSG after recovering from an ankle injury.

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La Liga club Barcelona say an unnamed squad member has tested positive for Covid-19.

He was one of nine reporting for pre-season training and showed no symptoms and has been quarantined at his home.

The club say he has not been in contact with any senior players, who travel to Lisbon on Thursday to prepare for a Champions League quarter-final.

Earlier this week Valencia confirmed two cases of Covid-19 while Atletico Madrid reported two positive tests before their Champions League quarter-final.

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Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli has been issued with a fixed penalty notice by police for breaching coronavirus regulations.

He failed to quarantine on his return from Spain and then played in the Scottish Premiership match at Kilmarnock on Sunday.

The next two matches involving Celtic have been postponed, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warning the incident is a “yellow card” for football.

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<strong>TENNIS</strong>

Serena Williams made a winning start on her return to competitive tennis.

The 23 time Grand Slam winner recovered from a set and three break points down to beat Bernarda Pera in her first match in six months.

She will play her sister Venus next – after her straight-sets win over Victoria Azarenka at the WTA tournament in Kentucky.

<strong>Rugby</strong>

Former Munster and Ireland Head Coach Declan Kidney is strengthening his side ahead of the English Premiership restart.

Kidney who is now the Director of rugby for London Irish has signed Agustin Creevy, the most capped player in Argentine rugby union.

The front row player who captained Argentina on 49 occasions joins the side in time to play for this weekend, Kidney believes his experience will be a real asset if he can settle well in England.

<strong>SNOOKER</strong>

The World Championship semi finals get underway this afternoon at the Crucible in Sheffield.

The first session sees Kyren Wilson take on Anthony McGill.

McGill booked his place in the last four with a 13-10 win over Kurt Maflin.

Five time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan won eleven frames out of fourteen to beat Mark Williams also by 13 frames to 10.

O’Sullivan will face three time winner Mark Selby in the evening session.

<strong>Boxing</strong>

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr has been put back until 28 November.

However, the bout has now been put back until late November after organisers decided to make the pay-per-view event bigger with more fights on the undercard.

Jones Jr last fought in 2018 while Tyson’s last professional fight was a defeat by Monaghans Kevin McBride 15 years ago.

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