Morning Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES.

Malachy O’Rourke will remain on as Monaghan senior football manager until 2020

He has been given a one-year extension to his previous deal.


The Fermanagh native led Monaghan to this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals where they were edged out by Tyrone by only a point.

Kilkenny legend Eddie Brennan has his first senior inter-county management job.

He has been ratified as the new Laois senior hurling boss for the 2019 season.

GOLF

Justin Rose says he has fulfilled a boyhood dream in becoming the golf’s world number One.

The Olympic champion moved to the top of the rankings following a second place finish at the B-M-W Championship in Pennsylvania.

He lost a play off to Keegan Bradley.

Rory McIlroy finished fifth, two shots behind Rose and Bradley.

U-S Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has named his 12th and final player for his team.

As expected Tony Finau will be part of the group to face Europe for the tournament which starts in Paris later this month.

Finau finished in the top 10 in three of this year’s four majors.

Furyk says it was an easy decision

SOCCER

Martin O’Neill reckons a reconciliation between Roy Keane and Harry Arter is on the cards.

The Republic of Ireland manager continues to back his assistant following fresh claims about a training ground bust up in May.

Stephen Ward has apologised after his version of the events was leaked via social media.

The Burnley defender misses this evening’s international friendly against Poland due to injury.

Captain Seamus Coleman and Jonathan Walters have also been ruled out.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Matt Doherty could replace Coleman at right-back, while Portsmouth forward Ronan Curtis is in line to make his senior debut.

Martin O’Neill insists that despite all the setbacks, the spirit in the camp is high:::::::::ROI

Kick off is at 7.45.

The Ireland Under 21’s face a crunch European Championship qualifier against Germany in Tallaght this evening.

It is a Group Five top of the table clash.

Noel King’s side trail the Germans by two points with three games remaining.

Kick off is at 6 o’clock.

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