Morning Sports Update

GAA

Davy Fitzgerald wants to take the Wexford hurling team to a new level.

The Clare man has agreed to remain in charge for a third season.


Fitzgerald says he is aiming to build on the progress already been made, but hopes fans expectations don’t rise too high.

SWIMMING

2016 Paralympic bronze medal winner Ellen Keane has her first event of the week at the World Para Swimming European Championships this lunchtime.

The Dubliner will be expected to book her place in this evening’s 100-metres butterfly final.

Having placed fifth in the 200-metres individual medley last night, Laois teenager Nicole Turner is back in the pool for her 100-metres breaststroke heat.

Cork’s Sean O’Riordan, who was seventh in the 100-metres breaststroke final last night, has his heat in the 100-metres individual medley.

While Barry McClements goes in the 100-metres butterfly heats.

SOCCER

Celtic are left counting the cost of an early Champions League exit.

The Scottish title holders suffered a 2-1 defeat to A-E-K Athens in their third round qualifier in Greece last night, and a 3-2 defeat on aggregate.

It is the first time the Bhoys have failed to reach the group stages under Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic now drop into the Europa League, where they will play either Spartaks Jurmala of Latvian or Lithuanian side Suduva.

Republic of Ireland strikers Conor Hourihane and Graham Burke were both on target in the English League Cup last night.

Burke scored one and set up another in Preston’s 3-1 victory over Morecambe.

Hourihane grabbed the winner as Aston Villa beat Yeovil 1-nil.

RACING

The Listed Irish Stallion Farms E-B-F Hurry Harriet Stakes takes centre stage at Gowran Park this evening – with Aidan O’Brien triple-handed in his bid to land the Kilkenny venue’s feature.

Recent Leopardstown Group 3 fourth Curly is the leading chance for team Ballydoyle.

2017 Moyglare Stud Stakes fourth Muirin makes her long awaited comeback for Eddie Lynam in the same race.

Racing gets underway at twenty-five-to-five and the going is good.