Thursday Evening Sports Update


It’s day two of the Killarney Races. Here with the latest is Pat Griffin (5:45pm)


Three birdies in four holes have seen Rory McIlroy make the turn in 1-under par on the opening day of the Northern Trust.

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell both tee off just before 7pm, Irish time.

Dustin Johnson and Brendan Steele are the joint course leaders in Boston on 5-under par.


Cormac Sharvin is best of the Irish on what’s been a tough opening round of the Welsh Open.

He’s in the clubhouse on 2-over following a round of 73.

On course, Jonathan Caldwell and Paul Dunne are both 2-over and 3-over respectively.

Gavin Moynihan shot a 6-over 77.

Callum Shinkwin and Sebastian Soderberg are the joint clubhouse leaders on 3-under par.


Nicola Sturgeon’s announced sports stadia in Scotland could open to fans from the 14th of September.

The first minister says it would be for a limited number of spectators and with “strict physical distancing” in place.

The Scottish FA have welcomed the update and plan to update guidance tomorrow.

Former Liverpool winger John Barnes says the club needs to forget that they are Premier League champions heading into the new season.

The Merseysiders lifted their first top flight since 1990 in the last campaign.

They’ll begin the new season on September 12th at home to Leeds, before games away to Chelsea and at home to Arsenal.

Barnes says Liverpool now need to reset and go again.


Manchester City and Manchester United players will be spectators for the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

The fixtures were announced today but City’s home game against Villa and United’s trip to Burnley are postponed due to their extended European involvement.

Pep Guardiola’s team finished 18 points behind Liverpool in the last campaign.

Former City and Ireland captain Richard Dunne told Sky Sports News they need to set the early pace this season




Dublin midfielder Lauren Magee has become the latest Irish player to be confirmed for the 2021 Aussie Rules Women’s season.

The three-time All-Ireland winner will join Dublin team-mates Sinéad Goldrick and Niamh McEvoy at Melbourne FC.

Local GAA

Lee Strand Co. Under 16 Hurling Championship First Round

South Kerry v Ballyduff @ Kilcummin, 5.45p.m.

Rathmore v Lixnaw at Rathmore, 6.30p.m.

The Draws For The Dr O’Donoghue Cup And Fr Galvin Cup 2020 take place this evening.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 6 members are allowed to attend the draw at the INEC Gleneagle Hotel.

It will be live streamed on the East Kerry Facebook page at 7pm


The long-term sponsorship agreement between and The Rally of the Lakes will continue for at least one more year following the sale of the car data firm to Independent News and Media (INM) in July.

INM’s Belgian parent company Mediahuis bought the vehicle history firm last month as a complement to its existing car sales website

Locally, the international media firm also owns The Kerryman newspaper., the Kildare based company, has sponsored the Rally of the Lakes since 2010.