Wednesday Lunchtime Sports Update

SOCCER

Former Republic of Ireland international Gary Breen thinks John Delaney could come under pressure next month.

The Boys in Green brought a turbulent period to a close with a 1 all draw in Poland last night.


The build up to the match was dominated by fall out from the row between Roy Keane and Harry Arter and the humiliating defeat to Wales.

Breen says the upcoming Nations Cup games are now crucial for the F-A-I chief executive.

TENNIS

The umpire at the centre of the Serena Williams scandal says he cannot pick and choose when to apply the rules.

Carlos Ramos has broken his silence following Saturday’s controversial U-S Open final.

Speaking to the media in his native Portugal, Ramos says it is a ‘delicate’ situation but à la carte arbitration does not exist.

The 47-year-old will be back in the umpire’s chair for this weekend’s Davis Cup match between Croatia and the United States.

RACING

As well as today’s 8-race card in Listowel, there’s racing in the UK in Doncaster, Carlisle, Uttoxoter and Kempton.