Lunchtime Sports Update

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It’s been confirmed that the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open has been moved to Antrim.

Tournament organisers have announced that this year’s Irish Open will now take place at Galgorm Castle, on September 24th to 27th.

Mount Juliet in Kilkenny was due to host the event, but it’s now been changed due to quarantine restrictions on players coming to the Republic of Ireland.

Jonathan Caldwell is the leading Irishman on day 2 of the Celtic Classic on the Europan Tour.

He’s three under par ahead his afternoon tee off, and is 8 shots back from the leader Sam Horsfield.

Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin is one under, Gavin Moynihan is 3 over and Paul McGinley is plus 5.

Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are both 2 under par heading into day 2 of the Wyndham Championship on the US PGA Tour in North Carolina.

Power still has two holes of his opening round to play, after bad weather caused play to be suspended yesterday.

Graeme McDowell’s 3 over.

Harold Varner, Tom Hoge and Roger Sloan have a share of the lead on 8 under.


Brazilian winger Willian has completed his expected move to from Chelsea to Arsenal.

He has swapped west London for north, signing a three year deal at the Emirates Stadium.

The 32-year-old departed Chelsea on a free transfer, after the pair couldn’t agree on the length of a new contract.


Another place in the Champions League semi finals is up for grabs tonight in Lisbon.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich kick off at 8pm.


SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions Dundalk can climb up to second tonight.

Vinny Perth’s side host Waterford at 5.45, three days after beating the Blues in the cup.

However, the reigning champions have just one victory from three league games isnce the restart.

At 7.45, bottom of the table Cork City play Sligo Rovers at Turner’s Cross.


Kildare’s Eric Donovan could put himself in contention for a world title shot tonight.

Donovan takes on Zelfa Barrett for the vacant I-B-F intercontinental super-featherweight title.

The meeting is part of Matchroom’s Fight Camp in Essex.


Three-time champion Mark Selby leads Ronnie O’Sullivan by 13 frames to 11 ahead of tonight’s closing session of their World Snooker Championship semi final in Sheffield.

First to 17 books a place in tomorrow’s final.

Later this afternoon, Kyren Wilson needs just four frames to secure his place in the decider.

He resumes 13-11 up on Anthony McGill.