Lunchtime Sports Update

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BOXING

Katie Taylor praised her opponent Delphine Persoon for two fantastic fights to promote women’s boxing.

Taylor defeated the Belgian on a unanimous decision in the last of Eddie Hearn’s fight camp series.

Taylor didn’t answer as to whether they could meet again.

But she told Sky Sports after the bout that they really helped to promote the sport

Siobhan O’Leary reviews the bout

RUGBY

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen admits that his side need to show big improvements before they play their Guinness PRO14 semi-final.

The Blues hung on against a resurgent Munster to win by 27 points to 25 last night – as the Irish provinces returned to action at the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster play Connacht in their last regular season fixture next weekend before they enter the play-offs.

Cullen felt they didn’t control the match enough in the closing stages

Mike Fuller of Killarney rugby club looks back on the match

Later today at the Aviva – Connacht take on Ulster at 4:30.

SOCCER

Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to claim their first ever Champions League title this evening.

They’re up against the in-form, five-time winners Bayern Munich in the final in Lisbon.

That kicks off at 8.

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Irish international Katie McCabe was in action for Arsenal who went out in the women’s Champions League quarter-finals last night.

The Gunners lost 2-1 to Paris Saint-Germain.

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In the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this afternoon.

Waterford host bottom side Finn Harps at the RSC where they kick off at 2.

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Champions Celtic secured a 1-nil win at Dundee United last night following their enforced break from the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers are three points clear at the top of the table after beating Kilmarnock 2-nil.

GOLF

Dustin Johnson takes a five-shot lead into the final round of the Northern Trust event in Boston tonight.

The American’s on 22-under-par – a record low after 54-holes at the tournament.

Rory McIlroy carded a disappointing 74 last night for level par to leave himself well off the pace.

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Cormac Sharvin’s dropped back to 3 over par on the back nine off his final round at the Wales Open.

He’s 8 off the joint leaders Sebastian Soderberg, Sami Valimaki and Connor Syme.

Paul Dunne and Jonathan Caldwell finshed on 8 over and 9 over respectively.

RACING

The ground at Naas is now Soft but showers are forecast throughout the day.

The first of a seven race card on the Flat gets under way at 1.50pm.