Wednesday Lunchtime Sports Update

RUGBY

Wales are into the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup.

Josh Adams scored a hat trick of tries in a hard fought 29-17 win over Fiji in Otia (PRON: Oh-teea).

Warren Gatland’s men are set to qualfy as Pool D winners.

Scotland ran in 9 tries in a 61 points to nil defeat of Russia in Pool A in Shizuoka.

It leaves Japan on 14 points, Ireland on 11 and Scotland on 10 entering the last round of Pool matches.

Ireland play Samoa in Fukuoka on Saturday.

SOCCER

Preston striker Sean Maguire is hoping he can break his Republic of Ireland goalscoring duck sooner rather than later.

The Kilkenny native could feature for the national team in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday.

The entire squad, including James McClean (PRON: McLane), trained this morning.

A decision on Shane Duffy and David McGoldrick’s participation in the Georgia game will be revealed later.

GAELIC GAMES

Donegal versus Tyrone is the marquee game following this morning’s draw for the 2020 Ulster senior football championship.

That match will be in the last 8.

The other quarter finals will pit Derry versus Armagh, Fermanagh against Down and Antrim to play the winner of the preliminary round fixture involving Monaghan and Cavan.

Clare could announce a new senior hurling boss this evening.

Louis Mulqueen and Brian Lohan are believed to be the candidates in the running to replace the joint ticket of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor.

The County Board’s recruitment methods have been criticised by the Banner panel.

BOXING

Cork welterweight Christina Desmond has beaten Canada’s Myriam De Silva in the last 16 of the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia.

She will now fight for a medal.

Earlier, Dundalk lightweight Amy Broadhurst booked a last 8 spot against Finland’s Mira Potkonen.

RACING

There’s a race meeting on the flat at Navan today.

It begins at 1.30.