Wednesday Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Hugo Lloris’s lawyer says the footballer’s suffered a “spectacular fall from grace” after he admitted drink-driving.

He’s been banned from the road and fined 50-thousand pounds.


The Tottenham and France goalkeeper was caught in central London around a month after he won the World Cup.

Officers spotted him going at just 15 miles per hour in a 30 zone.

ROWING

Paul and Gary O’Donovan are through to the A/B lightweight men’s double sculls semi-finals at the World Championship in Bulgaria.

The Skibbereen brothers went from fourth to first in their race, and they’ll return to the water tomorrow morning.

The men’s quad of Andrew Goff, Fintan McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine and Jake McCarthy moved through to their final by finishing second in their repechage.

Killorglin’s Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska’s are into Sunday’s “C Final” after finishing fifth in the repechage of the Women’s Double Schulls.

Meanwhile, two Irish crews must wait until tomorrow for their races, with Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll set to race in the Heavyweight Pairs quarter final.

Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle are also left waiting to go in the repechage of the Men’s Double after storms forced the cancellation of a third of today’s regatta.

RUGBY

Ronan O’Gara says his induction to the World Rugby Hall of Fame is an overpowering experience.

The former Munster and Ireland out-half today became the twelfth Irish player to be inducted.

Joining him today are Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham, Pierre Villepreux (PR: Veel-pruh) of France, former All Black Bryan Williams, and Wales’ Liza Burgess.

O’Gara says the hall of fame recognition is hugely humbling.