Morning Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Liam Sheedy could be taking charge of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team again.

Reports claim the 2010 All Ireland winning boss will be installed as Michael Ryan’s successor at a County Board meeting next week.


Sheedy left the post just weeks after leading Tipp to the Liam McCarthy Cup eight years ago citing work commitments, but now looks set for a dramatic return.


SOCCER

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added to his remarkable goal scoring record in the Europa League last night

He scored twice for Arsenal as the Gunners opened their campaign with a comfortable 4-2 win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gabonese striker has now scored 21 goals in his last 25 European games.

Manager Unai Emery won the Europa League three times while at Sevilla and says it is a great start for his new club

An early Willian goal handed Chelsea a 1-nil victory over PAOK (POW-K) Salonika in Greece.

Leigh Griffiths scored two minutes from time to give Celtic a 1-nil win at home to Rosenborg.

It’s set to be a crucial night in the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division title race.

Defending champions Cork City welcome the league leaders Dundalk to Turners Cross.

The Lilywhites hold a six-point advantage at the top of the table with a game in hand.


GOLF

Rory McIlroy is just two shots off the lead heading into the second round of the season ending Tour Championship in Georgia.

The Ulsterman holds a share of 5th place on 5 under par.

Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler share the top of the leaderboard.

They hold a single shot advantage over Gary Woodland and Justin Rose.

Shane Lowry is in the hunt heading into the Day 2 of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.

The Offaly man, who won the event in 2012, lies in second place on 7 under par.

That is just one shot behind the leader Lucas Herbert.

Paul Dunne is 3-under-par, Padraig Harrington is two over, with Robin Dawson a further shot back.


RUGBY

Munster will look to keep the pressure on Conference A leaders Glasgow in the Pro-14 this evening.

The Reds make the trip to a Cardiff Blues side who have lost their first three games of the season.

Conference B leaders Ulster play the Cheetahs in South Africa.

RACING

There is racing today at Ballinrobe and Dundalk.