Saturday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Dundalk’s lead at the summit of the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division is nine-points this morning.

Chris Shields was on target as Stephen Kenny’s side won 1-nil at their rivals Cork last night.

With Chelsea not in action until tomorrow, Liverpool have the chance to move three-points clear at the summit of the Premier League this afternoon.


The match against Southampton at Anfield is the 600th league game of Jurgen Klopp’s managerial career.

12.30pm Kick-off
Fulham v Watford

3pm Kick-off
Burnley v Bournemouth
Cardiff v Manchester City
Crystal Palace v Newcastle
Leicester v Huddersfield
Liverpool v Southampton
Manchester United v Wolves

5.30pm Kick-off
Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham

RUGBY

Munster were on the receiving end of a 37-points to 13 defeat away to Cardiff Blues last night in the Guinness Pro-14.

Ulster played out a thrilling 39-all draw in their game against Toyota Cheetahs in South Africa.

Today, Connacht are hoping to get back to winning ways after last weekend’s defeat at Edinburgh when they host Scarlets at the Sportsground a quarter-past-five.

Leinster can move top of Conference B this evening if they register a bonus-point win against Edinburgh at the R-D-S.

Kick off is at 7.35pm.

GOLF

Shane Lowry’s in contention heading into today’s third-round at golf’s Portugal Masters.

The Offaly man, who won in Vilamoura in 2012. tees off from nine-under par – three shots behind the leaders Oliver Fisher, Lucas Herbert and Eddie Pepperell.

Wicklow’s Paul Dunne resumes from six-under-par.

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is in contention heading into day three of the Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

He’s 5-under par and lies in third place, two shots behind the joint leaders Tiger Woods and Justin Rose.

Rose is currently in the driving seat to win the FedEx Cup and the 10-million dollar jackpot.

SHOWJUMPING

Ireland have missed out on qualification for the Olympic Games after their team finished 7th in the World Equestrian Games final last night in North Carolina.

The USA took Gold after a jump-off with Sweden, while Germany claimed the Bronze.

Ireland can still qualify for the Olympics at two different events in 2019.

Meanwhile, Cian O’Connor is in contention for a medal in the individual competition. He’s lying in joint 3rd with his horse Good Luck.

RACING

Today’s racing is at Gowran Park where they go to post at 1.35.

The big race cross channel is the William Hill Gold Cup at Ayr at 3.50.