Tuesday Morning Update

The feature “Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes” at Killarney went to Jessica Harrington-trained “Drumfad Bay” at odds of 10-1 after a thrilling finish.

Colm O’Donoghue took his time on the three-year-old filly but, when she swept to the front inside the final 100 yards, there was only going to be one winner and she powered to a one and a half-length victory over “Music Box”.

Colm O’Donoghue was pleased with Drumfad Bay’s performance…


There’s another seven-race card at Killarney this evening.

“Rock The World” tops the weights for the “Dick and Mary Butler Memorial Handicap Chase” which carries a first prize of €29,500.

The Jessica Harrington-trained nine-year-old was bought by JP McManus prior to his last start, also at Killarney, when beaten 14 lengths by Ballycasey in May.

Racing begins at Killarney at 5.50pm and the ground is good.

In Gaelic football

The Randles Bros Senior Ladies County Club final featuring Southern Gaels and Castleisland Desmonds will take place on Sunday 30th July with the time and venue to be confirmed.
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The final round of the Kelliher’s Toyota Tralee Central Region under 14 football competition took place last evening.
Division 1:
Ardfert 2-08 Laune Rangers 5-12
Castlegregory 2-24 Na Gaeil. 1-08
Ballymacelligott 3-06 Austin Stacks 2-16

Division 2:
Kerins O Rahillys 5-11 An Ghaeltacht 3-07
Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane 5-11 Milltown/Castlemaine 2-08
Churchill 3-14 John Mitchels 4-13

Division 3:
Laune Rangers B. 0-15 Castle island Desmonds 5-18
Austin Stacks B 2-15 Annascaul/Lispole 5-25

McElligott Oil Asdee North Kerry Bord na Óige Under 14 league final was a draw
St Senans 5-7, Moyvane 5-7.
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In Hurling
Offaly are looking for a new manager following the departure of Kevin Ryan after just one season.

The former Antrim and Carlow manager says it would be “divisive” to stay on as he feels he would not have enough “local and traditional support”.
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Soccer
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Juan Mata’s injury is not as bad as first feared.

The former Chelsea player was taken off in their 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake but Mourinho says it’s just an ankle knock and he’ll be back on the pitch in a week or so.
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Meanwhile Leicester defender Robert Huth will miss the start of the new season.

The German centre back has had surgery on an ankle injury – which will keep him out for the next six to eight weeks.
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Local Soccer
In the 7 a side there were wins for the following teams;

In the Senior Quarter finals The Failte Bar, The Flesk Restaurant, Tatler Toffees and The Failte Legends.

The Over 35 Semi Final Leane’s Tool Hire progressed to the final
And in the U16s there were wins for Pique Bliners and Yurventus


In Hockey
Ireland’s women are in quarter final action at the World League Semi in Johannesburg today.

Graham Shaw’s side have a tough day ahead of them, facing the world number 3-ranked Argentina.

Tip-off in that one is at 12.30, and progress to the semi-finals would guarantee a spot at next year’s World Cup in London.


Cycling
After the final rest day, the Tour De France returns to action later today for stage 16.

Dan Martin starts the day 1-minute 21-seconds down on yellow jersey-wearer Chris Froome.

After a hilly start, the peloton make the descent to Romans-sur-Isère.

Martin says there is no grand plan from him for the final week.

In Athletics
Jason Smyth will be confident of completing a sprint double at the World Para-Athletic Championships in London this evening.

He ran a season’s best time to reach the final of the T-13 200-metres.

That final is underway at 5-to-8 this evening, with Smyth looking to add to his T13 100-metre gold.

Twenty minutes later, Paul Keogan will go in the final of the T-37 200-metres.
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Handball
Munster 60×30 Junior B singles semi-final Cian Counihan Ballymac beat Jason Cahill Tipperary 19-21. 21-6. 21-18.

In the second semi-final Dara Keane Ballymac lost to Shane Flynn cork 21-15. 10-21. 8-21.