Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Vinny Perth was sacked last night 24 hours after Dundalk’s defeat in the Champions League qualifiers.

The Dubliner, who was a former assistant to Stephen Kenny, won the SSE Airticity Premier Division in his first season in charge.

Dundalk are currently eight points behind leaders Shamrock Rovers in the top flight.

John Gill and Alan Reynolds will be in charge for tomorrow’s trip to Sligo Rovers.

Mark Burton, who worked as a coach at Manchester City, has been linked with the role.

Burton has been involved at Dundalk behind the scenes since the club returned to training after the lockdown.

Meanwhile Shamrock Rovers are back in action tonight – they host Shelbourne in Tallaght from 7.45.

Before that at 5.45, Derry City take on Cork City at the Brandywell.

Five time winners Sevilla take on Inter Milan this evening in the Europa League final.

Kick off in Cologne is at 8.

GAA

The GAA are to make funds available to county boards during the current crisis.

Government restrictions mean that all games are to be played behind closed doors until September the 13th at the earliest.

Meanwhile, the GAA remain optimistic that this year’s inter-county championships will go ahead.

GOLF

Rory McIlroy goes into his second round at the Northern Trust tournament on the US PGA Tour five shots off the lead.

The world number 3 carded a 2 under par round of 69 in Boston yesterday.

Harris English, Kevin Streelman, Russell Henley and Cameron Davis share the lead on 7 under par.

Shane Lowry’s 1 over, while Graeme McDowell is 6 over.

Stephanie Meadow has dropped back to 7 over on day 2 of the Women’s Open Championship – she’s 3 over for her round today after 4 holes.

Leona Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey will both resume on 6 over.

American Amy Olson leads at Royal Troon on 4 under.