Morning Sports Update

HORSE RACING

Today’s feature behind closed doors at the Galway Races is the Plate.

The Gordon Elliott trained ‘Galvin’ is the current favourite of 22 runners for the 2 mile 6 furlong chase at 6.45.

Kate Harrington, assistant trainer to her mother Jessica, is quietly confident of a big run from joint top weight ‘Jett’.

Irish 2000 Guineas winner ‘Siskin’ runs for trainer Ger Lyons and jockey Colin Keane in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

That one goes to post at 3.15.

SOCCER

West Bromwich Albion’s Dara O’Shea says going out on loan has helped his fledgling career.

Defender O’Shea broke into the Baggies team in the second half of the season and the club were promoted to the Premier League last week.

The second leg of the Championship play off semi final between Brentford and Swansea City takes place at Griffin Park tonight.

Swansea lead 1-0 from the first leg.

Kick off is at 7.45.
The Republic of Ireland’s Nations League match against Bulgaria in September could be called into question after players in the Bulgarian league tested positive for COVID 19.
The game is scheduled for Sofia on September 3rd.

GOLF

Spain’s Jon Rahm believes he deserves his ranking as golf’s world number one.

The Ryder Cup star replaced Rory McIlroy at the summit of the rankings after victory at the Memorial Tournament.

Rahm features in this week’s WGC Fed Ex St Jude Invitational in Memphis.