Lunchtime Sports Update

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SOCCER

The games are coming thick and fast for Dundalk but they don’t come any bigger than Arsenal in Europe.

The Lilywhites face the Premier League in their second group match of the Euorpa League campaign tonight.

This will be Dundalk’s eighth match in October.

Dundalk midfielder Sean Murray believes they have a deep enough and well prepared squad

That game at the Emirates kicks off at 8.

At the same time in that group Molde entertain Rapid Vienna while Rangers host Lech Poznan.

Elsewhere in the competition at 5:55; Celtic are away to Lille and Tottenham have made the trip to Antwerp while Leicester City

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Marcus Rashford says he “can’t stop smiling” after making headlines on the pitch for Manchester United last night.

The striker, who’s been rallying support to extend free school meals, scored a hat-trick in a 5-nil thrashing of RB Leipzig.

It made it two wins from two for United in the Champions League group stages.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s delighted.

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RUGBY

Gael Fickou will replace the injured Teddy Thomas on the left wing for France this weekend.

Les Bleus host Ireland in the final Six Nations clash of the campaign.

Arthur Vincent gets the nod at inside centre.

A bonus point win for Ireland in Paris will seal the title.

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If they fail, England will claim the title with a win in Rome.

Eddie Jones has handed Exeter lock Jonny Hill his debut for the match against Italy.

Mako and Billy Vunipola return to the pack along with Sam Underhill.

Injured fly half George Ford, centre Manu Tuilagi and full back Elliot Daly are replaced by Henry Slade, Jonathan Joseph and George Furbank as Owen Farrell captains the team from outhalf.

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GAA

It’s been confirmed that Dungarvan have been stripped of their intermediate football title for breaching COVID 19 regulations.

A player lined out in the decider while awaiting the results of a test. This comes as many are calling for an end to all intercounty county but as of yet games are still going ahead.

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GOLF

Padraig Harrington is 1 under par through 5 holes of his opening round at the Bermuda Championship on the US PGA Tour.

Seamus Power tees off later.

Jonathan Caldwell and Cormac Sharvin are both 2 under par on day one of the Cyprus Open.

David Drysdale and Joel Stalter share top spot on 6 under.