Morning Sports Update

RUGBY

Tralee Ladies RFC had their first game of the season away to Bantry. They had a great win with a score of 55-0, scoring 9 tries with 5 of them converted.
3 tries scored by Sinead O’Connor, 2 tries by Christine Arthurs, 2 tries by Caolann Healy, 1 try by Noreen Murphy, 1 try by Diana O’Keefe.

Tralee J1s had their first competitive outing this season, winning the Moss Keane Memorial Trophy to retain the cup.


GAELIC GAMES

Dublin have set their sights on a hat-trick, after successfully defending their All Ireland Ladies Senior Football title for the first time.

They beat Cork by 3-11 to 1-12 at Croke Park yesterday to lift the Brendan Martin Cup for the second successive year.

Carla Rowe scored two stunning goals.

The Clann Mhuire forward is already looking towards the future

It is the first time Dublin have beaten Cork in the Championship, and the Rebels’ first ever All Ireland final defeat.

Tyrone were crowned intermediate champions following a 6-08 to 1-14 victory over Meath.

Limerick won the Junior title with a 5-06 to 8 points win over Louth.

The Dublin Senior Hurlers are looking for a new manager.

Pat Gilroy stepped down late last night citing work commitments.

Former Galway boss Anthony Cunningham and All Ireland winning Cuala manager Mattie Kenny are said to be in the running for the role.

ROWING

Sanita Puspure is preparing to bring home her new World Rowing Championship medal.

The two time Olympian claimed gold by cruising to victory in the Single Sculls Final in Bulgaria yesterday.

SOCCER

West Ham are off the foot of the Premier League table.

The Hammers claimed their first points of the season with a 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Southampton and Brighton meet at St Mary’s this evening.

Derry City have lifted the League Cup for the 11th time.

They beat Cobh Ramblers 3-1 at the Brandywell yesterday to claim their first silverware since 2012.

GOLF

Padraig Harrington finished fifth at the K-L-M Open in The Netherlands.

The Dubliner completed the tournament on 13 under par, three shots behind the winner Ashun Wu of China.

RACING

There is racing today at Galway, with the first of a seven race card underway at 4.15.

The €20,000 Deacy Gilligan Irish EBF Mares Hurdle (5.15) is the richest race on the card with six runners declared with half the field hailing from the Closutton yard of champion trainer Willie Mullins, who has dominated this contest in recent years.

Paul Townend is jocked up on his Pleasure Dome, successful in three of her last four starts, while David Mullins teams up again with stable companion Calie Du Mesnil whom he partnered to win at Tipperary in May and in Ballybrit last time. His cousin Danny has been booked to ride Chambord Du Lys who should appreciate her first run back for 476 days. Willie Mullins has incredibly won this race for the last four years and since 2009 has registered six victories. The field is completed with Osco Mosco, trained by Gordon Elliott and partnered by Davy Russell, along with Pat Fahy’s appropriately-named Awayinthewest and Austin Leahy’s outsider Be That As It May.

Mullins, who has nine runners at the meeting, will be hoping Kaatskill Nap puts in a better round of jumping in the galwayraces.com Maiden Hurdle (4.45) than when a disappointing third after starting favourite for a Gowran maiden last June. He faces the unbeaten dual bumper winner Braid Blue who tackles hurdles for the first time but is sure to know his job coming from the Gordon Elliott yard. Another interesting challenger is the Ted Walsh-trained former winning pointer and another hurdling recruit Batcio who ran away with a Kilbeggan bumper last time under Aubrey McMahon whose father Luke owns the grey gelding.

The going at Galway is yielding to soft.

The valuable Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes went the way of an English trainer for the third year in a row at the Curragh as Barbill scored for Mick Channon.

Ridden to victory by John Egan, Barbill was a sixth British-trained winner of Longines Irish Champions Weekend and led home an overseas 1-2-3 with 6-4 favourite Flashcard taking second for trainer Andrew Balding and the Hugo Palmer-trained Hot Team back in third.