Morning Sports Update

ATHLETICS

Phil Healy and Ciara Mageean will look to build on the high spirits surrounding Team Ireland at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin today.

Thomas Barr smashed his seasonal best time to claim a bronze medal in the 400 metres hurdles last night.


He became the first Irish male sprinter to win a medal at the European Athletics Championships.

Mageean will be in action in the 1500 metres heats this morning.

Healy runs in the heats of her preferred event, the 200 metres.

Barr will return to the track this afternoon for the 4 by 400 metres relay.

SOCCER

The new Premier League season kicks off at Old Trafford this evening.

Manchester United get their bid to win a first top flight title since 2013 underway at home 2016 champions Leicester City.

Jose Mourinho is unbeaten in nine opening-weekend matches – while the Foxes have lost in their last 7 visits to the Red Devils.

Kick off is at 8.00

Cork City have a mountain to climb after loosing 2-nil to Rosenborg in the first leg of their Europa League third round qualifier at Turners Cross.

The Leesiders had a good start, but conceded twice before the break.

The Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup kicks off this evening, with 14 teams looking to progress through to the second round.

Last years beaten finalists Dundalk play host to Cobh Ramblers.

Drogheda United play Shamrock Rovers, Finn Harps go to Bray Wanderers, Wexford face Bohemians, Shelbourne play Athlone Town, and local rivals Inchicore Athletic and St Patricks Athletic meet at Richmond Park.

GAELIC GAMES

Tyrone have made one change to their team for Sunday’s All-Ireland senior football championship semi-final against Monaghan at Croke Park.

Rory Brennan comes in a corner back

Conor Meyler is the player to make way have been injured in last week’s win over Donegal in Ballybofey.

GOLF

Shane Lowry leads the Irish challenge heading into the second round of the U-S P-G-A Championship in St Louis.

On 1 under par, the Offaly man is 5 shots behind the leader Gary Woodland.

Rory McIlroy is a further shot back.

Padraig Harringon is 1 over par, Paul Dunne 3 over.

RACING

There is racing this evening in Tipperary.

The first of a 7 race card goes to post at 5:05.

The going there is good to firm

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