Morning Sports Update


Conor Stakelum was the hero for Tipperary, as they ended an eight-year wait to become Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland under 21 hurling champions.

The substitute scrambled in an injury time winner as they beat Cork by 3-13 to 1-16.

8 points from Niamh Niland in conjunction with a brace of goals from Niamh McPeake and a significant contribution too by victorious captain Áine Keane ensured Cork a 3-14 to 1-7 victory for Galway over Cork in the All-Ireland U16 Camogie Final at MacDonagh Park Nenagh.

The win edges them past the Leesiders on the roll of honour with 14 titles.


Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will announce his squad later for the upcoming internationals against Wales and Poland.

Declan Rice is expected to be included despite rumours that he’s being courted by England.

O’Neill hopes to call up Dundalk’s Michael Duffy ‘soon’ but the winger is still awaiting international clearance to switch from Northern Ireland to the Republic.

Manchester United look to bounce back from their unexpected Premier League defeat to Brighton later.

They take on Tottenham at Old Trafford from 8.

It’s been put to United manager Jose Mourinho that this may not be the best time to play Spurs

Spurs have lost on all four of their last visits to Old Trafford – and failed to score a goal.

Their manager Mauricio Pochettino says it’s up to them to put that right


Padraig Harrington has ruled himself out of contention for a place at next month’s Ryder Cup.

The three-time major winner says he ‘doesn’t deserve to be there’ and that it’s time to ‘leave it to the younger guys’.

Bryson DeChambeau tops the P-G-A Tour’s FedEx Cup rankings after winning the Northern Trust in New Jersey.

Waterford’s Seamus Power finished in 34th place at five-under-par.


Jenny Egan is celebrating landing Ireland’s first-ever medal at the I-C-F Canoe Sprint World Championships in Portugal.

Egan was third in the K-1 five-thousand metres.


Bank holiday action in Ulster takes place at Downpatrick where the first of seven races is due off at 2.45pm.

The Dr EF Logan OBE Memorial Giltspur Scientific Handicap Hurdle (3.55) has attracted a field of 10 and includes four-time winner in Britain, The Jam Man owned and trained by Ronan McNally on the outskirts of Armagh. The field is headed by the JP McManus-owned William Du Berlais who makes the long trip from Enda Bolger’s Bruree yard in Co Limerick, with Mark Walsh booked to ride. Barry Geraghty is on board another McManus challenger in the same race, Sonowyouno from the Tipperary stable of Edward O’Grady. In what looks a competitive heat, runaway Perth winner King’s Song will have his supporters too, hailing from the Gordon Elliott stable with champion rider Davy Russell booked.

The Jimmy Finn-trained Lleyton was promoted in the stewards’ room to first place on his previous visit to this track over two weeks ago and the 6yo is one of 15 declared for the Ulster Carpets Handicap Hurdle (3.20). The field includes another course and distance winner Maighnealta from the Des McDonogh Kells stable with Andrew Lynch doing the steering.

The going at Downpatrick is currently good.


Monaghan’s Derek Mackarel added to his list of victories this year by taking a runaway win in the Birr MC round of the Hyundai Limerick Motor Centre National Grass Autocross Championship. After four runs over the course at Killyon, near Birr, he was twelve seconds clear of runner up Barry Whyte, with Ian O’Connell taking top place in the Saloon class.

British Formula Ford Championship leader, Dubliner Niall Murray, showed his versatility by winning the TDC Multi Venue Autotest at Arklow, with his Toyota Starlet finishing more than half a minute ahead of the MR-S of last year’s winner Christopher Evans. Richard Meeke completed a clean sweep of the top positions for the Japanese marque.

Irish driver, the Porsche Junior Dan Harper finished 2nd in the latest round of the Porsche Carrera Cup at Knockhill. Earlier he won the previous round so it’s been a fantastic weekend for the 17 year old. The next rounds take place at Silverstone in 3 weeks’ time.