Morning Sports Update

RUGBY

Scotland could be without one of their star performers for the upcoming Six Nations clash against Ireland.

Number eight Ryan Wilson has been cited for alleged eye-gouging during the the Scots’ Calcutta Cup victory over England.


He will face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow, and could be banned for 12 weeks if found guilty.

Wilson was also involved in a tunnel clash with Owen Farrell before the game at Murrayfield.

Ireland begin their preparations for the game against Scotland with an open training session at the Aviva Stadium today.

Coach Joe Schmidt says he is giving Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton the day off, after they picked up knocks in Saturday’s win over Wales.

SOCCER

Cork City beat Sligo Rovers 4-1 at the Showgrounds last night to continue their winning start to the new S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division.

Graham Cummins scored a hat-trick as the Leesiders made it three wins out of three.

Shamrock Rovers picked up a first win of the season with an emphatic 6-0 victory over Bray Wanderers in Tallaght.

Former Ireland Under 21 international Sean Kavanagh marked his full debut with a goal and two assists.

Newly promoted Waterford are sitting second in the table having beaten St Patrick’s Athletic 2-nil at the R-S-C

Coach Alan Reynolds is pleased with how the campaign as started

Dundalk continue their quest for a first win of the season at home to Limerick this evening.

Bohemians welcome Derry City to Dalymount Park.

The English FA could move an entire round of the FA Cup to midweek to make way for a winter break.

The Times claims the FA, Premier League and the EFL are understood to have reached an agreement for a two-week break in early February from the season after next.

The FA Cup round to be moved would be the last-16.

The paper also says all top flight clubs would have at least 13 days without a match.

Tottenham or Rochdale await the winners of tonight’s F-A Cup fifth round replay between Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday at the Liberty Stadium.

The sides meet again following a nil all draw at Hillsborough.

Sheffield United can move back into the Championship’s play-off spots tonight.

The Blades will return to the top six with a win at Reading.

Hull and Barnsley face each other in battle between two teams sitting just above the relegation zone.

Paris St-Germain are set to be without star striker Neymar for their Champions League last-16 second-leg against Real Madrid.

The 26 year old Brazilian has been diagnosed with a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle.

He was injured in Sunday’s French League win over Marseille, and is facing a month on the sidelines.

P-S-G are trailing the Champions League holders Real Madrid 3-1 ahead of next week’s meeting in Paris.

SNOOKER

Four Irish players are in first round action at the Welsh Open today.

First up is Kildare’s Josh Boileau who goes up against Luca Brecel of Belgium.

Limerick’s Leo Fernandez faces Sam Craigie this morning.

In the afternoon session, two-time winner Ken Doherty takes on Matthew Stevens.

And this evening, Gerard Greene faces one-time finalist Shaun Murphy.

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