Wednesday Lunchtime Sports Update

GAELIC GAMES

Mayo look set for a management shake-up.

Long-serving selector Donie Buckley and goalkeeping coach Peter Burke are said to be stepping down.

Armagh All-Ireland winner Tony McEntee could also quit his role in the back-room staff.

The news comes just over a month after the Westerners were knocked out of the Football Championship by Kildare.

Manager Stephen Rochford is set to hold talks with the County Board next week.

Dublin All Ireland winner Tomás ‘Mossy’ Quinn thinks Rochford will stay on.

RACING

It’s day 3 of the Galway Festival and with a look ahead to the action for us here’s Dave Keena

Patrick’s Park for Willie Mullins is the big race favourite but as Ronan Groome from the Irish Field can tell us, the horse might not even get a chance to run.


The Qatar Sussex Stakes should provide an exciting feature race on the second day of the “Glorious Goodwood” festival.

John Gosden and Andrea Atzeni resume their trainer-jockey partnership as they aim to add to their success in the Goodwood Cup.

Mike Vince looks ahead to one of the highlights of the flat racing season.

SOCCER

Preston North End have confirmed that Seanie Maguire will be out for up to eight weeks with a hamstring injury.

The former Cork City star limped off in Preston’s 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic last Saturday.

Preston Boss Alex Neil said he was taken off as a precaution, but the scan has come back a lot worse than initially thought.

Neil says the injury is a huge blow for the club.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has no idea when Anthony Martial will return to training.

The Red Devils have finished a tumultuous U-S Tour with a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in Miami.

France international Martial left the squad to attend the birth of his son in Paris last week and refused a request to fly back.

It has led to speculation that he is seeking a transfer to another club.

Celtic can move a step closer to the Champions League group stages this evening.

Brendan Rodgers side hold a 3-1 lead heading into the second leg of their second round qualifier with Rosenborg in Norway.

Cork City await the losers in the Europa League.

Dundalk will have an eye on the game between Sturm Graz and Ajax in Austria.

The Lillywhites will face the losers if they overcome A-E-K Larnaca in Cyprus tomorrow.