Wednesday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neil says ‘confidence has been restored’ following last night’s 1 all draw with Poland, but the camp has been hit with a fresh injury blow.

Scans have revealed that captain Seamus Coleman has suffered a stress fracture to his foot.

He now faces a race against time to be fit for next month’s crucial Nations League ties against Denmark and Wales.


Millwall striker Aiden O’Brien had a dream international debut last night.

He opened the scoring in his first start for the Ireland.

Poland needed a late equaliser from Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich to avoid defeat.

Aiden O’Brien says he can’t wait to play for Ireland again.

The 24-year-old scored five goals in ten games for the Under 21s, but admits it has been a while since he played up front.

RACING

An eight-race card at Listowel gets underway at 2.05pm.

In the UK they run at Doncaster, Carlisle, Uttoxeter and Kempton.