Morning Sports Update

Dublin are All-Ireland Senior Football champions for the 28th time.

First half goals from Paul Mannion and Niall Scully helped them defeat Tyrone by 2-17 to 1-14.

It’s the fourth year in-a-row that Jim Gavin’s side have lifted the Sam Maguire and he says it’s a proud moment

Westmeath are set to appoint their first native senior football manager in 26-years.


Jack Cooney will be put forward for ratification on Wednesday week after securing the backing of the Lake County’s selection committee.

Cooney was part of Páidí Ó Sé’s backroom team when Westmeath won the 2004 Leinster Championship and also served as a selector to Rory Gallagher in Donegal in 2015.

He’s currently the manager of Offaly champions Rhode.


SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland management are awaiting the results of a scan on Shane Long’s foot injury ahead of Thursday’s Nations League clash with Wales in Cardiff.

The Southampton forward hobbled off during the Saints’ victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday and he’s expected to miss the trip to Wales.

Cardiff midfielder Harry Arter has reportedly withdrawn from the squad.

Arter was involved in a bust-up with Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane this summer.


TENNIS

Defending champion Rafael Nadal will play Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the US Open tennis.

The world number one is through to the last-eight after beating Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 in New York.

Thiem was a straight sets winner over fifth-seed Kevin Anderson to set up a repeat of the French Open final, where Nadal triumphed.

Third-seed Juan Martin del Potro beat Croatia’s Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a quarter-final against John Isner.

Del Potro’s yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament.

Novak Djokovic will look to join him in the quarters later this evening when he takes on Portugal’s Joao Sousa.

Roger Federer goes up against Australian John Millman in the early hours of tomorrow.

Six-time women’s winner Serena Williams booked her place in the last-eight with a 6-love, 4-6, 6-3 victory against Kaia Kanepi.

Next up for the 23-time Slam winner is a clash with Karolina Pliskova, who beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4.

Defending champion Sloane Stephens enjoyed a straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, win over Elise Mertens.

Anastasija Sevastova will play in the quarters for the third successive year following her 6-3, 1-6, 6-love victory over seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina.


GOLF

Matt Wallace has played himself into consideration for a wildcard pick for the European team for the Ryder Cup.

He won a four-way play-off in the final qualifying event, the Made in Denmark.

Matthew Fitzpatrick’s failure to take the title handed the last automatic spot to Dane Thorbjorn Olesen (pron: tore-bee-yon oll-sun).

Europe captain Thomas Bjorn will name his final four selections on Wednesday.

Abraham Ancer will take a one-shot lead into today’s final round of the Dell Technologies Championship on the P-G-A Tour.

The Mexican is well placed for a first tour win after a six-under-par 65 moved him to 13-under after three rounds.

Bryson DeChambeau and Tyrrell Hatton lead the chase at 11-under.

Rory McIlroy’s in eighth place at nine-under after his signing for a third-round 66.


CYCLING

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and his Sky teammate Chris Froome look to continue their decent start to cycling’s Tour of Britain later.

The pair finished safely in the peleton at the end of the opening stage in Newport, which was won by German rider Andre Greipel.

Day two is a 109-mile route – this time in the South West of England – between Cranbrook and Barnstaple.


RACING

There was just no stopping Donnacha O’Brien last week as he notched nine winners in his bid to become champion jockey for the first time and the 20-year-old continues his championship challenge at Roscommon on Monday where he takes five rides.

The Classic-winning son of trainer Aidan will be sporting the colours of Irish rugby head coach Joe Schmidt in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Race aboard Cosmic Horizon, who was a major eyecatcher when second at the Galway festival.

O’Brien partners one of the leading fancies in the evening’s €25,000 feature Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap, getting the leg up on Erin, who takes a big drop in class from racing in a Curragh Group 3 on her most recent start last Saturday.

However, O’Brien’s title rival Colin Keane will try to eat into the current leader’s 17-winner advantage with a trio of mounts at the Connacht venue on Monday.

The reigning champion from County Meath looks to have strong claims of landing the Irish EBF Supporting Irish Champions Weekend Fillies Maiden aboard Ancestral in the world famous Khalid Abdullah colours for trainer Ger Lyons.

Racing gets underway at Roscommon at 4.05pm and the going is currently good.