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Morning Sports Update

Jan 9, 2021 09:01 By radiokerrysport
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SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland’s preparations for the World Cup qualifiers suffered a blow last night.

Damien Duff resigned as part of Stephen Kenny’s backroom team.

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The former Ireland winger had been working alongside Keith Andrews on Kenny’s staff following his appointment in August.

Ireland’s World Cup campaign begins away to Serbia in March.

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Three goals in a five-minute second half spell helped Liverpool reach the FA Cup fourth round last night.

However, an Aston Villa team comprised of under-23 and under-18 players were level at 1-1 with the Premier League champions at half-time.

Their goal scorer was Louie Barry, who represented Republic Of Ireland in the 2018 Victory Shield in Kerry.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually ran out 4-1 winners.

Elsewhere, an Adama Traore goal gave Wolves a 1-nil win at home to Crystal Palace.

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Several Premier League sides will be looking to avoid shocks at the hands of lower league opposition today.

There’s a midday start to Everton’s meeting with Rotherham United at Goodison.

Two Premier League strugglers are on the road, with Sheffield United travelling to League One side Bristol Rovers.

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West Brom make the trip to Blackpool.

Burnley welcome MK Dons to Turf Moor

While Fulham make the short hop to Loftus Road to face Queens Park Rangers.

And at 8 Manchester United welcome Watford to Old Trafford.

There’s one all-Premier League affair this evening, with Arsenal entertaining Newcastle.

RUGBY

Leinster ended Ulster’s unbeaten start to the Pro 14 season with a bonus try haul last night.

Robbie Henshaw and Sean Cronin were among the tries in a 24-12 victory at an icy RDS.

Ulster remain top of Conference A, but Leinster are just five points adrift with two games in hand.

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Munster have recalled a host of internationals for this evening’s game away to Connacht.

Conor Murray, Keith Earls, Damien de Allende, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony all return.

Kick-off at the Sportsground is at 25-to-8.

RACING

The Welsh Grand National is on today at Chepstow.

The card gets underway at quarter-to-12 with the Welsh National at 3.10.

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