Wednesday Morning Sports Update

RACING

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

Willie Mullins saddles six entrants in the big race including favourite ‘Patricks Park’.


The Alan Fleming trained ‘Tully East’ had been leading the market.

Jockey Denis O’Regan is hoping he has a good outing.

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

Cork City’s next European opponents will be revealed this evening.

Celtic hold a 3-1 lead heading into the second leg of their Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg in Norway.

The Leesiders will face the losers in the Europa League

The Scottish champions over came Rosenborg in the same competition last season thanks to narrow 1-nil away victory.

Captain Scott Brown says they are in a better position today.

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

The Dutch giants hold the upper hand having won the first leg 2-nil.

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

HOCKEY

Ireland face a rematch with India at the Hockey World Cup tomorrow.

India beat Italy 3-nil in the cross over games in London yesterday, to secure their place in last 8.

The Irish team beat India 1-nil in the group stages last week and 2-1 in a World League semi-final in Johannesburg last summer.

CRICKET

England will start their 1-thousandth Test match this morning, when they get their series with India underway at Edgbaston.

Victory over the same opponents, at the same venue, seven years ago took England to the top of the world rankings.

Batsman Alastair Cook says this team still has a way to go before they match the exploits of Andrew Strauss’ side.