Morning Sports Update

RUGBY

Munster thrashed Cheetahs of South Africa 38-nil in the Pro14.

Mike O’Halloran reports


Scarlets conceded a late penalty to go down 15-13 at Ulster.

GAELIC GAMES

Dublin can become just the third county ever to win four All-Ireland Senior Football titles in-a-row this afternoon.

Jim Gavin’s side take on a Tyrone team who are contesting their first decider since 2008.

Dublin are unchanged from their semi-final victory over Galway while Tyrone have opted to start Mark Bradley at corner-forward ahead of Lee Brennan.

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte has never lost an All-Ireland Final.

Throw-in at Croke Park is at half-three.

Corofin have been crowned Londis Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Senior Football Sevens Champions.

It’s after a 4-9 to 1-8 win over seven-time winners St Galls in the decider in Stillorgan.

Ciaran Brady and Dylan McHugh netted late goals to secure victory for the Galway side.


SOCCER

Manchester City are still unbeaten after their opening four Premier League games.

England internationals Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker scored for the champions in their 2-1 home win over Newcastle.

In the Championship Swansea had a man sent off after five minutes, but still managed to win 2-1 at Millwall.

Watford and Tottenham both look to continue their 100 per cent starts when they meet in the Premier League at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Spurs ‘keeper Hugo Lloris is out with a thigh injury while winger Erik Lamela faces a late fitness test.

Kick-off is at 4.

At the same time, Manchester United go to Burnley with United aiming to avoid suffering a club record three league defeats in-a-row.

Burnley come into the match on the back of their midweek exit from the Europa League.

Having picked up their first win under new manager Unai Emery last week, Arsenal travel to Cardiff for the lunchtime game at half-one.

Playmaker Mesut Ozil is expected to return from illness to start for the Gunners.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard comes up against his former boss Brendan Rodgers as Celtic Park plays host to the first ‘Old Firm’ derby of the season this lunchtime.

The Hoops sit a point above their rivals heading into the high-noon kick-off at Parkhead.
Celtic manager Rodgers says it’s a game both sides relish

The SkyBet Championship’s basement side Ipswich Town could hand a second debut to Jonathan Walters in their clash with Norwich this lunchtime.

The Republic of Ireland international has joined the Tractor Boys on loan from Burnley until January.

Blackburn look to continue their strong start to the campaign when they go to Bristol City.


FORMULA ONE

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton starts from third on the grid for this afternoon’s Italian Formula One Grand Prix.

Kimmi Raikkonen’s on pole with his Ferrari team-mate on second.

Hamilton holds a 17-point lead at the summit of the leaderboard heading into today’s race.

GOLF

Three British players are chasing leader Webb Simpson going into the third round of the latest US tour event in Massachusetts.

Tyrrell Hatton and Justin Rose are tied for second, one shot off the pace, with Tommy Fleetwood three strokes adrift in fourth.

The tournament is the second of the four lucrative events in the end-of-season FedEx Cup.

WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
ESPIRITO SANTO TROPHY
AT CARTON HOUSE

551 United States of America (Gillman 67, Vu 74, Kupcho 69)

561 Japan (Yoshida 70, Yasuda 71, Nishimura 70)

562 Republic of Korea (Kwon 72, Hong 75, Cho 70)

566 People’s Republic of China (Du 68, Liu 67, Yin 74)

569 Germany (Harm 73, Hausmann 72, Henseleit 66)

570 Italy (Don 71, Paltrinieri 71, Nobilio 68)

573 Canada (Ko 76, Lee 65, Szeryk 72)

574 Denmark (Fredgaard 69, Nielsen 71, Hansen 72)

574 Mexico (Lopez 70, Ruiz Laphond 74, Fassi 71)

575 Norway (Stormo 70, Forbrigd 72, Hjelle Grimstad 67)

576 Ireland (Mehaffey 74, Grant 75, Wilson 72)

576 Sweden (Kinhult 72, Wallin 72, Grant 68)

576 Switzerland (Valenzuela 70, Berger 74, Moosmann 71)

577 Australia (Kay 68, Kim 76, Hodgkins 71)

578 Austria (Bettel 78, Ruettimann 77, Spitz 69)

578 South Africa (Telfer 70, Mistry 77, MacNab 69)

579 Spain (Marfa Sans 75, Hualde Zuniga 68, Perez Sanmartin 73)

581 England (Fuller 70, Muse 76, Lamb 72)

582 New Zealand (Alvarez 76, Garvey 71, Keh 74)

583 France (Roussin-Bouchard 75, Broze 73, Laisne 72)

583 Paraguay (Escauriza Stoeckl 75, Garcia Peralta 74, Servin 71)

584 Chinese Taipei (Lin 71, Lin 71, Huang 74)

585 Netherlands (Bontan 76, Meekers 75, Weber 70)

586 Scotland (Jaffrey 71, McCook 71, McWilliam 72)

587 India (Dagar 74, Dilawari 71, Sagoo 72)

587 Venezuela (Raga 80, Gilly 69, De Antonio 71)

588 Thailand (Boon-In 72, Piddon 74, Tatematsu 74)

589 Puerto Rico (Rodriguez 73, Rivera 70, Pacheco Claudio 75)

590 Colombia (Garces Escalante 72, Giraldo Roys 73, Serrano Silva 68)

591 Argentina (Anacona 74, Rossi 71, Simmermacher 78)

592 Belgium (Aveling 77, Louis 72, Van Dievoet 75)

592 Czech Republic (Ryskova 76, Vlasinova 74, Kouskova 73)

592 Finland (Backman 69, Saksa 77, Riihijarvi 73)

593 Hong Kong, China (Cheung 73, Ho 68, Leung 75)

596 Dominican Republic (Corrie-Kuehn 83, Kim 75, Kuehn 76)

598 Guatemala (Echeverria 72, Mendizabal Riepele 69, Arenas 84)

601 Malaysia (Shaari 80, Wong 82, Durisic 76)

601 Morocco (Laklalech 81, Rich 81, Belmati 73)

603 Iceland (Kristinsdottir 74, Traustadottir 79, Einarsdottir 75)

606 Peru (Farah 75, Ballesteros 85, Fernandez-Davila 76)

606 Portugal (Barroso Sa 78, Bessa 74, Gouveia 80)

607 Chile (Morgan 80, Matte 71, Villavicencio 74)

608 Slovenia (Fric 79, Obersnel 68, Jecnik 76)

611 Uruguay (Schmid 76, Marques 79, Garcia Austt Marques 76)

612 Wales (Morris 78, Ryan 75, O’Connor 80)

614 Slovakia (Heckova 76, Drocarova 77, Bolcikova 78)

616 Turkey (Ersoy 75, Bilgic 76, Timur 83)

620 Poland (Polivchak 80, Gradecka 84, Zalewska 77)

622 Singapore (Chen 77, Ng 81, Tan 79)

629 Brazil (Grinberg 73, Lacaz Martins 83, de Araujo Caetano 79)

633 Lithuania (Jarasunaite 83, Starkute 80)

650 Latvia (Gustafssone 91, Jucmane 86, Marksa 88)

656 Guam (Tarpley WD, Vongjalorn 79, Peterson 90)

661 Bulgaria (Borisova 87, Simeonova 84, Skokanska 86)

671 Tunisia (Ladhari 88, Mansouri 87, Saki 82)

681 Ukraine (Rastvortseva 83, Horokhovska 87, Sapronova 93)

684 Lebanon (Assaf 94, Richani 79, Assaf 93)

World Amateur Team Championships
At Carton House, Maynooth, Kildare
Round Four Scores (Complete)

273 A Cho (KOR), 68M, 64O, 71M, 70O;
275 J Kupcho (USA), 70M, 65O, 71M, 69O; Y Yasuda (JPN), 65M, 67O, 72M, 71O;
278 K Gillman (USA), 74M, 65O, 72M, 67O;
282 J Lee (CAN), 76M, 69O, 72M, 65O;
283 R Kay (AUS), 68M, 74O, 73M, 68O; E Henseleit (GER), 72O, 70M, 75M, 66O;
285 A Valenzuela (SUI), 73M, 71O, 71M, 70O; A Nobilio (ITA), 73M, 68O, 76M, 68O; M Du (CHN), 67O, 71M, 79M, 68O; M Fassi (MEX), 74O, 69M, 71M, 71O;
287 O Mehaffey (IRL), 70M, 73O, 70M, 74O; L Grant (SWE), 73M, 72O, 74M, 68O; Y Nishimura (JPN), 71M, 72O, 74M, 70O; C MacNab (RSA), 75O, 71M, 72M, 69O; T Lin (TPE), 74O, 71M, 71M, 71O;
288 L Vu (USA), 72M, 69O, 73M, 74O; C Louis (BEL), 73M, 69O, 74M, 72O; W Liu (CHN), 77O, 69M, 75M, 67O; E Hualde Zuniga (ESP), 77O, 67M, 76M, 68O; E Spitz (AUT), 73O, 73M, 73M, 69O; R Hjelle Grimstad (NOR), 78O, 73M, 70O, 67M;
289 A Wilson (IRL), 71M, 74O, 72M, 72O; A Garvey (NZL), 76M, 70O, 72M, 71O; T Piddon (THA), 70M, 67O, 78M, 74O; C Don (ITA), 70M, 74O, 74M, 71O; S Hausmann (GER), 73O, 71M, 73M, 72O; P Echeverria (GUA), 73O, 69M, 75M, 72O; S McWilliam (SCO), 74O, 69M, 74M, 72O;
290 M Hansen (DEN), 72M, 73O, 73M, 72O; F Kinhult (SWE), 74M, 71O, 73M, 72O; Y Yoshida (JPN), 71M, 73O, 76M, 70O; A Backman (FIN), 75O, 72M, 74M, 69O; P Roussin-Bouchard (FRA), 72O, 75M, 68O, 75M;
291 S Kwon (KOR), 74M, 69O, 76M, 72O; K Fredgaard (DEN), 79M, 69O, 74M, 69O; M Escauriza Stoeckl (PAR), 72M, 69O, 75M, 75O; A Fuller (ENG), 74M, 74O, 73M, 70O; K Telfer (RSA), 75O, 73M, 73M, 70O;
292 S Nielsen (DEN), 75M, 71O, 75M, 71O; K Stormo (NOR), 77O, 75M, 70O, 70M;
293 A Servin (PAR), 77M, 72O, 73M, 71O; E Paltrinieri (ITA), 76M, 74O, 72M, 71O; M Ho (HKG), 74O, 71M, 80M, 68O; R Kuehn (DOM), 71O, 73M, 73O, 76M;
294 E Moosmann (SUI), 74M, 75O, 74M, 71O; S Sagoo (IND), 78M, 67O, 77M, 72O;M Szeryk (CAN), 80M, 71O, 71M, 72O; D Weber (NED), 77M, 73O, 74M, 70O; R Yin (CHN), 73O, 70M, 77M, 74O; S Kouskova (CZE), 73O, 73M, 75O, 73M; D Forbrigd (NOR), 73O, 75M, 74O, 72M;
295 S Garces Escalante (COL), 75M, 71O, 77M, 72O; S Lamb (ENG), 75M, 71O, 77M, 72O; L Harm (GER), 70O, 73M, 79M, 73O; L Bettel (AUT), 69O, 72M, 76M, 78O; C De Antonio (VEN), 72O, 76M, 76M, 71O; L Belmati (MAR), 72O, 76M, 74O, 73M;
296 Z Bontan (NED), 72M, 72O, 76M, 76O; C Lopez (MEX), 73O, 72M, 81M, 70O; E Broze (FRA), 76O, 74M, 73O, 73M; V Pacheco Claudio (PUR), 75O, 75M, 71O, 75M;
297 P Grant (IRL), 74M, 75O, 73M, 75O; M Serrano Silva (COL), 79M, 71O, 79M, 68O; D Dagar (IND), 74M, 73O, 76M, 74O; A Laisne (FRA), 76O, 76M, 73O, 72M;
298 Y Hong (KOR), 72M, 71O, 80M, 75O; M Farah (PER), 75M, 75O, 73O, 75M; P Marfa Sans (ESP), 80O, 70M, 73M, 75O; M Perez Sanmartin (ESP), 75O, 74M, 76M, 73O; C Jaffrey (SCO), 74O, 72M, 81M, 71O;
299 V Rossi (ARG), 79M, 77O, 72O, 71M; Y Berger (SUI), 79M, 74O, 72M, 74O; W Keh (NZL), 75M, 73O, 77M, 74O; N Ko (CAN), 78M, 70O, 75M, 76O; B Wallin (SWE), 80M, 71O, 76M, 72O; H Muse (ENG), 77M, 70O, 76M, 76O;
300 J Alvarez (NZL), 73M, 77O, 74M, 76O; G Wong (MAS), 76M, 72O, 70O, 82M; K Vlasinova (CZE), 77O, 77M, 72O, 74M; M Cheung (HKG), 70O, 78M, 79M, 73O; J Rivera (PUR), 75O, 76M, 79O, 70M;
301 N Boon-In (THA), 77M, 74O, 78M, 72O; R Tatematsu (THA), 77M, 72O, 78M, 74O; A Ruiz Laphond (MEX), 79O, 74M, 74M, 74O; K Lin (TPE), 79O, 74M, 77M, 71O; J Ruettimann (AUT), 76O, 69M, 79M, 77O; L Bessa (POR), 78O, 71M, 78O, 74M;
302 G Kim (AUS), 73M, 77O, 76M, 76O; E Anacona (ARG), 75M, 73O, 80O, 74M; Y Rodriguez (PUR), 77O, 78M, 74O, 73M;
303 K Hodgkins (AUS), 75M, 74O, 83M, 71O; P Schmid (URU), 76M, 78O, 73O, 76M; Y Huang (TPE), 79O, 70M, 80M, 74O; V Gilly (VEN), 84O, 75M, 75M, 69O; H McCook (SCO), 77O, 73M, 82M, 71O; Y Kim (DOM), 77O, 76M, 75O, 75M; H Einarsdottir (ISL), 79O, 73M, 76O, 75M;
304 R Dilawari (IND), 77M, 75O, 81M, 71O; A Matte (CHI), 80M, 73O, 80O, 71M; 304 L Durisic (MAS), 78M, 74O, 76O, 76M;
305 M Simmermacher (ARG), 77M, 78O, 72O, 78M; I Fric (SLO), 81M, 70O, 75O, 79M; N Villavicencio (CHI), 76M, 76O, 79O, 74M; H Ryskova (CZE), 77O, 75M, 77O, 76M;
306 V Giraldo Roys (COL), 83M, 73O, 77M, 73O; V Obersnel (SLO), 79M, 74O, 76O, 77M; S Garcia Peralta (PAR), 83M, 72O, 77M, 74O; R Meekers (NED), 75M, 71O, 85M, 75O; I Laklalech (MAR), 78O, 73M, 74O, 81M;
307 A Bolcikova (SVK), 77M, 76O, 76O, 78M; B Morris (WAL), 79M, 74O, 76O, 78M; K Mistry (RSA), 79O, 74M, 77M, 77O; G Starkute (LTU), 75O, 76M, 76O, 80M;
308 S Shaari (MAS), 78M, 73O, 77O, 80M;
309 S Ersoy (TUR), 83M, 80O, 71O, 75M; S Garcia Austt Marques (URU), 78M, 77O, 78O, 76M; V Mendizabal Riepele (GUA), 77O, 78M, 85M, 69O; E Saksa (FIN), 76O, 73M, 83M, 77O; S Gouveia (POR), 81O, 74M, 74O, 80M;
310 J Fernandez-Davila (PER), 82M, 78O, 74O, 76M; C Aveling (BEL), 78M, 73O, 82M, 77O; L Grinberg (BRA), 74O, 84M, 79O, 73M;
311 N Heckova (SVK), 80M, 77O, 78O, 76M; K Drocarova (SVK), 81M, 78O, 75O, 77M; L Jecnik (SLO), 83M, 76O, 76O, 76M; S Barroso Sa (POR), 80O, 73M, 80O, 78M;
312 E Van Dievoet (BEL), 74M, 78O, 85M, 75O; K O’Connor (WAL), 78M, 75O, 79O, 80M; D Gradecka (POL), 76M, 74O, 78O, 84M;
313 S Tan (SGP), 79M, 78O, 77O, 79M; S Traustadottir (ISL), 76O, 75M, 83O, 79M;
314 J Ryan (WAL), 81M, 81O, 77O, 75M; I Leung (HKG), 78O, 78M, 83M, 75O; V Richani (LBN), 79O, 76M, 80O, 79M;
315 C Chen (SGP), 82M, 75O, 81O, 77M; J Marques (URU), 79M, 77O, 80O, 79M; N Vongjalorn (GUM), 78O, 79M, 79O, 79M;
317 S Timur (TUR), 81M, 75O, 78O, 83M; M Jucmane (LAT), 79M, 73O, 79O, 86M; S Morgan (CHI), 78M, 77O, 82O, 80M;
318 D Bilgic (TUR), 80M, 82O, 80O, 76M; D Zalewska (POL), 83M, 77O, 81O, 77M;
319 I Ng (SGP), 79M, 81O, 78O, 81M; N Polivchak (POL), 87M, 74O, 78O, 80M; I Rich (MAR), 84O, 77M, 77O, 81M; R Kristinsdottir (ISL), 85O, 85M, 75O, 74M;
321 A Raga (VEN), 73O, 83M, 85M, 80O; L de Araujo Caetano (BRA), 80O, 81M, 81O, 79M;
325 D Ballesteros (PER), 82M, 76O, 82O, 85M;
326 S Jarasunaite (LTU), 80O, 82M, 81O, 83M;
331 M Borisova (BUL), 82O, 81M, 81O, 87M;
334 E Rastvortseva (UKR), 81O, 89M, 81O, 83M; M Lacaz Martins (BRA), 88O, 84M, 79O, 83M;
336 I Simeonova (BUL), 83O, 83M, 86O, 84M; B Corrie-Kuehn (DOM), 82O, 83M, 88O, 83M;
339 K Gustafssone (LAT), 89M, 82O, 77O, 91M;
340 S Skokanska (BUL), 90O, 82M, 82O, 86M;
341 R Peterson (GUM), 84O, 84M, 83O, 90M;
342 B Arenas (GUA), 83O, 88M, 87M, 84O;
344 A Marksa (LAT), 86M, 83O, 87O, 88M;
345 K Ladhari (TUN), 86O, 86M, 85O, 88M;
347 D Horokhovska (UKR), 88O, 86M, 86O, 87M;
351 H Mansouri (TUN), 84O, 95M, 85O, 87M;
373 S Assaf (LBN), 89O, 100M, 91O, 93M;
386 V Sapronova (UKR), 98O, 95M, 100O, 93M;
387 L Assaf (LBN), 100O, 97M, 96O, 94M;
NC K Riihijarvi (FIN), 73O, 74M, WDM, 73O;
NC G Saki (TUN), 84O, 78M, DQO, 82M;
WD R Tarpley (GUM), 87O, 91M, WDO, WDM;

TENNIS

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic had little trouble making it through to the last 16 of the US Open tennis.

They won in straight sets against Nick Kyrgios and Richard Gasquet respectively.

4th seed Alex Zverev is out though, as is Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.

Rafael Nadal’s fourth round match with Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili starts off the Sunday programme on the main Arthur Ashe Stadium court, before Serena Williams takes on Kaia Kanepi.

BASKETBALL

The Ireland Under 18 men’s 3×3 team were welcomed to their first-ever Europe Cup tournament with a bang as they lost out to Russia and France in their two pool games in Hungary.

Despite some fantastic basketball from the boys in green – and some seriously sharp shooting from Darragh O’Sullivan – it just wasn’t to be, as they lost out to a much-fancied Russian side in the opening game, before foul trouble put them on the back foot against France down the stretch in a game that was right within their reach.

Russia were in command from the off as they put on a dazzling display, wowing the crowd with a dunk-filled feast of 3×3 basketball. James Beckom got the scoring underway for the Irish with a nice crossover sending him to the basket, but within seconds, big offensive boards from the Russians saw them tie the game, and they quickly opened up a 4-1 lead. Cian Heaphy soon rectified that, dunking his way home to a fantastic score, but Russia responded in style, adding three more points, before a nice kick-out from Beckom found Murray on the baseline and he slotted home to pull the score back to 7-3.

Darragh O’Sullivan was next on the scoring with a well-taken shot, and he followed this up less than 30 seconds later with a huge two-pointer to cut the lead back to four points (10-4). A massive score from Russia followed by a free throw quickly stretched their lead back out. Indeed, the speed and pace of the Russians kicked up yet another gear, and they really put on a showcase, adding score after score as the clock ticked down. Another long two-pointer from O’Sullivan was the last say for the Irish as the Russians went over target before the clock to win out 22-10 in the end.

France were up next less than 50 minutes later for the Irish in a must-win game for the boys in green and what a game it was, as the nail-biting clash – and the hot shooting of O’Sullivan – had fans on their edge of their seats right up until the closing minutes.

David Murray got Ireland off the mark early on, with Beckom following up from the free throw line. A huge long range score from O’Sullivan saw Ireland open up a four-point lead (2-6), before France pulled back three points quickly, one from a nice reverse lay-up and two more from the free-throw line as Ireland’s foul woes began.

O’Sullivan responded with yet another fantastic two-pointer, but again, a nice move followed by a free throw from the French put them right back in touch to close the gap to one point once more.
Ireland hit the team foul mark with 4.19 left to play, and had a moment’s respite when both of France’s following free throws failed to hit the mark. Just seconds later though, the French were back on the bonus line, and made sure of these two free throws to take the lead, 9-8.

A lovely pass through from Darragh O’Sullivan found David Murray behind the French defense to tie the game back up, and though France responded immediately, Cian Heaphy was on hand to level proceedings once more from the free throw line.

Yet another brilliant long-range shot from O’Sullivan edged Ireland back into the lead with just three minutes remaining. France were relentless in their response and took the lead once more, before O’Sullivan dunked home a minute later to cut their lead to just one, 14-13.
That was to be the last action from the Irish though, as France edged further ahead with two well-worked scores, and punished once more with two closing free-throws to win out by five in the end, 18-13.

Speaking afterwards, Ireland head coach Paul Kelleher stated: “The lads gave everything they had and that’s all you can ask for. 3×3 is a completely different game and these boys did everything they could to adapt and competed against some really high level teams – and these four boys showed they belong right up there with them all.

“They have given everything for their country over the last few years and have had a decorated international career to date. For that, I, the association and the entire basketball community should be very proud of them and I have been blessed to have been able to stand beside them.”

Results
Russia 22-10 Ireland
France 18-13 Ireland

IRELAND U18 men team and scorers v Russia: Darragh O’Sullivan (5), David Murray (3), Cian Heaphy (1), James Beckom (1)

IRELAND U18 men team and scorers v France: Darragh O’Sullivan (7), David Murray (3), Cian Heaphy (2), James Beckom (1)