Morning Sports Update

RUGBY

It’s the biggest day of Munster’s season so far as they prepare to take on the Saracens in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final.

Keith Earls, who scored both tries in their quarter-final victory at Edinburgh, has been ruled out with a thigh injury.


The Sarries will welcome back their top scorer Owen Farrell who missed their quarter-final due to the birth of his child.

Kick-off at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry is at 3-0’clock this afternoon.

SOCCER

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur meet again today.

This time it’s in the Premier League lunchtime game.

City would go back to the top of the table with a win, overnight at least, until Liverpool play tomorrow.

Tottenham meanwhile are third, just a point ahead of neighbours Arsenal.

Elsewhere, Bournemouth welcome already relegated Fulham to The Vitality. 10th placed Watford travel to Huddersfield, who will be playing in The Championship next season.

West Ham take on Leicester City at The London stadium while Wolves take on Brighton who desperately need 3 points in their fight against the drop. All of those games kick-off at 3 o’clock.

Then at half-past-5 Newcastle host Southampton at St James’ Park where victory for either side should be enough to secure them top flight football next season.

GAELIC GAMES

It’s semi-final day of the Lidl National Ladies Football Leagues today.

Galway take on Donegal for a spot in the Division one final.

Throw in at Pearse Park in Longford is at a-quarter-past-two.

SNOOKER

The first round of the Snooker World Championship takes place at the Crucible today.

Action gets underway in Shefield at 10 o’clock this morning.

RACING

There’s an eight race card at Cork where the first goes to post at twenty-past-one.

The most valuable event of the afternoon is the Buy Tickets Online And Save On Admission Tickets Handicap (2.30), worth €26,000 in prize-money.

Recent Irish Lincoln winner, Karawaan, is sure to be popular with punters following his impressive Naas success. Former champion jockey Colin Keane takes the mount on Ger Lyons’ charge.

Keane and Lyons also team up with California Daddy in the concluding Join Us Here Again Tomorrow Maiden (5.20) and the 88-rated performer should take some stopping.

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