Morning Sports Update


Dublin star Cian O’Sullivan is winning his race to be fit for the All Ireland Senior Football final.

The 30 year old limped out if the semi final victory over Galway due to a leg injury.

The five time All Ireland winner missed training earlier this week, but Dubs boss Jim Gavin says he will be back in action next week.


Ellen Keane is back in the pool at the World Para Swimming European Championships in Dublin today.

The 2016 Paralympic medallist narrowly missed out on a podium finish in the 100-metres backstroke last night.

She finished less that a second outside the top three.

Keane competes in the 200-metres individual medley this afternoon.


Cork City manager John Caulfield says his side have paid the price poor defending.

The Leesiders are out of the Europa League following a 3-nil defeat to Rosenborg in Norway and a 5-nil loss on aggregate.

Caulfield said it was vital his team scored the opening goal last night, but they conceded after just 25 minutes.

The City boss says it is a costly trend

Burnley are a step closed to the group stages of the Europa League following a 1-nil win over Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir at Turf Moor.

Jack Cork scored the winner in extra time.

Celtic will be heading to Lithuania in the play offs.

Suduva set up a meeting with the Scottish champions, thanks to a 1-nil win over Spartaks of Latvia last night.

Dundalk will replace Cork City at the top of the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division if they beat Bray Wanderers tonight.

Third-place Waterford go to Derry City while there is a meeting of two of the bottom three where Limerick host Sligo Rovers.

Old rivals Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians contest a Dublin derby at Tallaght Stadium.

Birmingham manager Garry Monk takes on his old team when Swansea visit St Andrews in the Championship this evening.


Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell have some ground to catch up on Day two of the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.

Both players are battling to keep their tour cards for next season.

On one under par Lowry is ten shots behind the leader Brandt Snedeker,

McDowell is a futher shot back.

Padraig Harrington is also one under.

Seamus Power has spent the night on four over par.


Ireland women stormed through their first game of the FIBA U16 European Championship as they overcame Luxembourg in a 73-68 overtime victory.

Meanwhile there was disappointment for the Ireland men as Denmark won out 64-63 in the 9th to 16th place classification stages of the FIBA U16 European Championship.


The four-day Tramore August Festival continues with another National Hunt card this evening.

Ruby Walsh has been booked to ride Jonnigraig for trainer Willie Mullins in the Flynn Hotel Group Maiden Hurdle.

The first of seven races is off at 5pm.

The 50-thousand Euro Irish Stallion Farms E-B-F ‘Red God’ Handicap is the feature eight race card on the flat at Dundalk.

13 have been declared for the race, which goes to post at a quarter-past-seven.

The first is off at the Louth venue at a quarter-past-five.