Morning Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

The first of this weekend’s All-Ireland Football semi-finals takes place this evening, with Dublin and Galway going head to head for a place in the final of the Championship.

It’s the first Championship meeting between the two sides since 1983, and Galways first final 4 appearance in 17 years.


When the sides met earlier this year in the Division 1 league final, the Dubs prevailed by 4 points.

Throw in at Croke Park is at 5pm.

SOCCER

Manchester United got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start last night.

The Red Devils claimed their first win of the season at home to Leicester, beating the foxes 2-1.

Paul Pogba scored the opener from the penalty spot after just three minutes.

Luke Shaw hit United’s second in the 83rd minute, before Jamie Vardy scored a late consoloation goal for the Foxes.

The opening weekend of the Premier League continues today with 6 games taking place across the day.

The first takes place at St James Park, where Newcastle begin their campaign against the only side to make no signings this summer – Tottenham.

At 3,
Maurizio Sarri takes charge of his first Premier League game as Chelsea boss when the blues travel to Huddersfield.

At the same time, Bournemouth host top flight newboys Cardiff City, Crystal Palace go to Fulham and Watford entertain Brighton.

The late game sees Marco Silva’s Everton travel to Wolves at 5:30.

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Here at home.

There are 3 top flight sides playing in the opening round of the Irish Daily Mail Fai Senior Cup today.

Waterford travel to Skerries, Derry City go to Blarney, while Sligo Rovers play host to First Division side Longford Town.

ATHLETICS

The European Championships continue today with a number of Irish athletes in action on the penultimate day of the games.

Cian McManamon and Alex Wright both compete in the 20km Race Walk final at 9:55 this morning.

This evening Orla Walsh, Benjamin Shawm Laura Wylie and Russell White take part in the Mixed Team Triathlon Relay Final.

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