Wednesday Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland women’s team have made it 2 wins from 2 in qualification for Euro 2021.

Vera Pauw’s (PRON: Pow) side defeated Ukraine 3-2 at Tallaght Stadium.

Katie McCabe and Rianna Jarrett put the Girls in Green 2-0 up inside 28 minutes.

The visitors were level by the break, but an own goal in the second half gave Ireland victory in front of a record crowd of 5 thousand 328.

Pauw was relieved to come away with the win.

Ireland’s men are counting down to this week’s two crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Mick McCarthy’s squad will train for the final time in Dublin today before flying out tomorrow ahead of Saturday’s game against Georgia.

Shane Duffy and David McGoldrick are not with the squad and have until today to declare themselves fit to travel.

Kick-off in Tblisi is at 2pm on Saturday followed by another way tie against Switzerland in Geneva on Tuesday.

Waterford beat Sligo Rovers 2-0 in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at the RSC last night.

RUGBY

Ireland’s World Cup Pool A opponents Scotland are currently facing Russia in Shizuoka this morning.

The game kicked-off at 8.15 and it’s currently 21-0 (30 mins gone)

Wales meet Fiji in Pool D at 10.45.

Earlier Argentina exited the competition finishing with a 47-17 win over the United States in Pool C.

BOXING

Irish boxers Amy Broadhurst and Christina Desmond are in last 16 action at the Women’s World Championships in Russia today.

Lightweight Broadhurst fights Poland’s Aneta Rygielska (PRON: Anayta Ree-gel-ska) shortly, with welterweight Desmond to meet Canadian Myriam Da Silva this afternoon.

RACING

There’s a flat race card at Navan today, starting at 1.30. The going there is soft.

In the UK they run at

Ludlow from 12.15 – good, good to firm in places

Nottingham – 1.25 – heavy, soft in places

Wincanton – 2.05 – good to firm, good in places

Kempton – 4.35 – standard to slow

Newcastle – 5.25 – standard