Morning Sports Update

GAA

Stephen Rochford is set to continue as the Mayo Senior Football manager.

The 39-year-old was considering his position following their Championship exit to Kildare in the All Ireland qualifiers.


Former Donegal boss Jim McGuinness had been touted as a possible replacement, but Rochford is said to have informed the County Board that he will remain in charge for a fourth season.

 

In Hurling,

Gearoid McInearney appears to winning his race to be fit for Sunday’s All Ireland Hurling final.

The All-Star centre back missed Galway’s semi-final replay against Clare due to a calf injury sustained in the drawn game.

The problem is said to responding well to treatment and he was able to play a limited part in training over the weekend.

As always, there’s a big scramble for tickets as Galway are looking to back to back titles for the first time since 1988 while, Limerick are gearing up for their first All-Ireland final appearance since 2007.

Munster coach Johann Van Graan is among those on Shannonside hoping to make it to Croke Park.

Soccer

The stand tickets for the upcoming Liam Miller Tribute match have sold out ahead of the game on September 25th.

38-thousand tickets were snapped up on today’s first day of sale for the fundraiser at Pairc Ui Chaoimh which will feature Manchester United, Celtic and Republic of Ireland legends.

It’s now expected to be a full sell out – with less than 7,000 tickets remaining.

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Celtic need to score in Greece this evening if they’re to reach the qualification play-off round for this season’s Champions League.

It’s 1-all on aggregate heading into the Scottish treble winners’ third-round second leg at A-E-K Athens.

Kick off is at 7pm with the winners progressing to face either Swedish side Malmo or Vidi of Hungary in the play-off round.

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Liverpool have referred footage apparently showing Mohamed Salah using his mobile phone while driving to police.

A video posted online appeared to show the player sitting in traffic as a number of people, including children, gathered near his car before he drove off.

A Liverpool FC spokesman said: “The club, after discussion with the player, have made Merseyside Police aware of the footage and the circumstances surrounding its capture.

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Tottenham’s dream of a new stadium is beginning to sound like a bit of a nightmare.

Their home Premier League matches against Liverpool and Cardiff will now be held at Wembley due to “issues with critical safety systems”.

Spurs played all their home fixtures at the national stadium last season – the opening match in the new venue might not take place until October 28th when they host Manchester City.

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SWIMMING

It’s day two of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.

Last night Irish trio Nicole Turner, James Scully and Ailbhe Kelly missed out on medals in their finals.

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Racing

Ballinrobe meeting abandoned due to ‘track issues’.

A track inspection was called before race four at the County Mayo track, after several jockeys had voiced their concerns about the footing for their mounts.

The riders stated that while the course was “well presented and laid out”, the surface of the track was “giving way underfoot”.

Trainers were then sought to give their opinion before the decision was made to call off proceedings.

Clerk of Ballinrobe racecourse Lorcan Wyer fears this situation has put the future of Flat racing in Ballinrobe into serious question and believes there will be several important conversations ahead.

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Looking ahead to Today’s racing

Chelmsford is off at 2 with the going standard

Ffos Las gets underway at quarter past 2 with the going good to soft

Nottingham starts at 5 past 5 with the going good to soft

Thursk begins at 20 past 5 with the going soft – good to soft in places


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