Morning Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Limerick’s John Kiely is the latest inter county manager to reveal he has received abusive mail.

Kiely has led the Treaty County to their first All Ireland Senior Hurling final since 1973, but says he gets hate mail even when his team wins.


Personal abuse was cited as one of the reasons for Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s resignation as the Kerry manager at the weekend.

Former Mayo boss James Horan admits he had to get the Gardaí involved during his time in charge of the Westerners.

SWIMMING

Robert Powerll and Calum Bain both go in the heats of the men’s 50-metre freestyle at the European Championships in Glasgow this morning.

Also in action today is Brendan Hyland in the heats of the men’s 100-metre butterfly.

While Mona McSharry is back in action today, going in heat 5 of the women’s 50-metre breast-stroke.

Also in the pool, Tanya Watson competes in the women’s 10-metre platform diving at 9.30 this morning.

Soccer

Chelsea are set to complete a world record move today.

Athletic Bilbao’s goalkeeper Kepa is due to fly into London to complete an 80-million euro move to Stamford Bridge.

That fee would surpass the 75-million euro Roma received from Liverpool for Brazilian keeper Alisson last month.

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A Sheffield United defence conceded three-goals inside the first 25-minutes of their second Championship game last night.

Middlesbrough ended up running out 3-nil winners at the Riverside which sees them lie on top of the table after the first round of games.

Elsewhere last night, a late West Brom equaliser helped them draw 1-1 away to Nottingham Forest.

ATHLETICS

Carlow’s Marcus Lawler is the first Irish athlete into action on day 3 of the European Championships in Berlin.

He goes in the second heat of the men’s 200-metres.

Lawler’s season’s best is the fastest of those in his heat, so he’ll be hopeful of a top-3 finish that would see him make this evening’s semis.

Later this evening, Emma Mitchell goes in the women’s 10-thousand metres.

Last night, he fellow Belfast athlete Stephen Scullion said he found the heat a bit much to bear as he came in 23rd in the men’s 10-thousand.

Thomas Barr finished second in his semi final of the men’s 400-metre hurdles and will be in lane-8 for tomorrow evening’s final.

While Phil Healy says she will take lessons from her 100-metre campaign into her 200-heats.

The Cork sprinter finished seventh in her semi final last night.