Morning Sports Update

GYMNASTICS

History was made at the European Championships yesterday as Rhys McClenaghan became the first irish gymnast to win a medal at the games.

The 19 year old won gold in the pommel horse in Glasgow


Ciara Mageean narrowly missed out on a medal in the 1500 metres final at the European Athletics Championship in Berlin.

The Portaferry woman came close to catching Britain’s Laura Weightman on the final straight, but had to settle for fourth place.

 

GAA

After a heart-stopping All-Ireland Semi-Final, the Kerry minors advance to the All-Ireland decider after a 1-16 to 2-11 win over Monaghan.

An early second-half goal from David Mangan helped Kerry into a 1-12 to 0-6 lead and the game looked to be heading towards a comfortable win for Peter Keane’s side.

However, Kerry’s Conor Flannery was dismissed and Monaghan drew the game level with 2 goals in 5 minutes.

A number of injuries and stoppages led to 8 minutes of added time at the end of the 60, during which time a Paul Walsh free and a Jack Kennelly point from play gave the Kingdom the 2-point win.

Kerry will play Galway in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Final on Sunday September 2nd at 1pm in Croke Park.

 

In the seniors,

Tyrone and Dublin will meet in next month’s All-Ireland Football Championship Final.

 

Mickey Harte’s side beat Monaghan by a single point at Croke Park yesterday to qualify for their first final in 10 years.

 

A late goal from Niall Sludden proved crucial as Tyrone were 1-13 to 0-15 winners.

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In the All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship,

Dublin and Galway each progressed through to the final four of the competition.

The Connacht champions were untroubled in their quarter final, as they defeated Mayo by 14 points.

Meanwhile, The Dubs rallied in the second half to run out 3-19 to 1-7 winners against Kerry.

 

SOCCER

Liverpool sit top of the Premier League table following the opening weekend of the season.

The reds claimed their first three points with a convincing 4 – 0 win at home to West Ham.

Manchester City got the defence of their title off to a perfect start, with a 2 – 0 victory over Arsenal.

Southampton and Burnley ended scoreless yesterday.

GOLF
Tiger Woods has narrowly missed on his first major title since 2008.
The former World Number One finished runner up to Brooks Koepka at the US PGA Championship in St Louis.

On 16 under par Koepka finished two shots ahead of Woods to claim his second major of 2018.

Shane Lowry claimed a share of 12th place on 6 under.
Rory McIlroy finished on 2 under.

 

RACING

There is racing today in Ballinrobe.

The first of an 8 race card goes to post at 4:50pm.

 

Ayr is off at 1.35 with the going Good to firm-good in places

Ripon starts at 10 to 2 with the going Good

Windsor is off at half past 5 with the going good to firm

Wolverhampton starts at 20 to 6 with the going standard