Wednesday Morning Update

Jockey ‘gets all-clear on brain scan’ after taking a bad fall at the Killarney Races.

Ana O’Brien, daughter of trainer Aidan, was airlifted to Cork University Hospitak after a mid-race collision caused her to be thrown to the ground.

“St Gallen” bumped into “Druids Cross” who instantly lost his footing and sent O’Brien to the ground. The 21-year-old suffered head and neck injuries.

According to senior medical officer with the Irish Turf Club, Adrian McGoldrick, Ana received an all-clear on a brain scan.

Today she will undergo an MRI to evaluate several fractured vertebrae in her neck and back.

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The 3rd day of racing in Killarney is set to go ahead this evening with the first off at 5 to 6 and the going good to firm in places.

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The London Stadium proved to be a happy hunting ground for Irish sprinter Jason Smyth.

Five years after completing the Olympic sprint double there, he claimed gold in the T13 200-metres last night to add to his 100-metre gold from earlier in the week.

Smyth won the race in a season’s best time of 21 point-4 seconds.

Meath sprinter Paul Keogan placed seventh in the T37 200-metres final.
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Patrick Monahan is Ireland’s sole competitor this evening.

He competes in the heats of the men’s T53 800-metres just after 9.20.

In the Premier league
Antonio Conte has signed an improved contract with Chelsea.

Conte guided the blues to the title in his first season in charge last year and while the length of his current deal has not changed the terms have.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says they’ve made a decision not to sell Alexis Sanchez – and they’ll stick to that.

It could be a risky strategy – as the Chile forward’s yet to agree a new contract, meaning he could leave for free next summer.

Sanchez recently said he wants to play in the Champions League – which Arsenal won’t be in this season.

Wenger’s not bothered by those comments.


HOCKEY
Ireland’s men’s side can secure qualification for next year’s World Cup today.

They face Spain in the quarter finals of the World League in Johannesburg, with victory securing their passage to London.

Tip-off today is at 12.30.
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Cycling
The Tour de France heads into the Alps today.

Dan Martin lost 40 seconds on Chris Froome yesterday and will now have to close a 2-minute gap if he’s to secure a podium finish.
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Handball
Munster 60×30 junior A singles quarter final Jack O’Shea Glenbeigh beat Tom Kerby Clare

Local Soccer
KILLARNEY ATHLETIC A.F.C. 7-A-SIDE tournament sponsored by Killarney Credit Union

In the U14s there were wins for Bombers and JR Spares
Over 35 Semi Final saw Kate Kearney’s Cottage progress to the final
And in the Premier Semi Final The Failte Legends secured their spot in the final.