Sunday 25 September 2016

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Published 14/08/2015 | 02:30

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Racing

Tramore 5.15, Newbury 1.45, Newcastle 2.0, Nottingham 2.10, Newmarket (July) 5.30, Catterick 5.40.

CRICKET

Alan Murray 20/20 Cup Final - Merrion v Clontarf, Sydney Parade, 5.15.

GOLF

Men's Home Internationals - Royal Portrush GC.

Greyhound Racing

Harold's Cross, Dundalk, Newbridge, Waterford, Thurles Park, Longford, Curraheen Park, Youghal, Drumbo Park, Galway, Tralee, Kilkenny.

CRICKET

ICC Europe U-17 Challenge Series

Ayr, Scotland - T20 Game

Ireland 172-7 (H Tector 51, F Tucker 51) Scotland 147-7 (B White 2-19). Ireland beat Scotland by 25 runs and win the series 3-0.

LEINSTER LEAGUE DIVISION 2

Rathmines: Leinster 106 (18.5 overs, H MacDonnell 24, T Ritchie 22; L Clinton 3-13, N Shoukat 3-33, D Carolus 2-16) The Hills 96 (19.4 overs, D Carolus 24 not out, M Donegan 21; J Carroll 4-15, B Azhar 3-16). Leinster (22 pts) beat The Hills (3 pts) by 10 runs.

SELECTION

IRELAND SQUAD (v Australia, Hanley Energy Challenge, Stormont, Belfast, August 27): W Porterfield (captain) (Warwickshire), A Balbirnie (Middlesex), G Dockrell (Somerset), E Joyce (Sussex), J Mooney (Balbriggan), T Murtagh (Middlesex), A McBrine (Donemana), K O'Brien (Railway Union), N O'Brien (Leicestershire), P Stirling (Middlesex), S Thompson (Eglinton), G Wilson (Surrey), C Young (Bready).

Australia: S Smith (capt), A Agar, G Bailey, J Burns, N Coulter-Nile, P Cummins, G Maxwell, M Marsh, J Pattinson , M Starc, M Stoinis, M Wade (wk), S Watson, D Warner.

FIXTURES

SATURDAY - Leinster League (all 12.30)

Division 1

Cork County v North County, Mardyke; Malahide v Clontarf, Malahide; Railway Union v Pembroke, Park Avenue; Merrion v YMCA, Anglesea Road.

Division 2

YMCA 2 v Leinster, Claremont Road; Terenure v Balbriggan, Terenure; The Hills v Rush, Milverton.

Leinster Intermediate Cup Final

Mullingar 2 v Swords, Ringcommons, 1.0.

SUNDAY

Irish Senior Cup Semi-Finals (both 12.30)

Pembroke v Waringstown, Sydney Parade; Merrion v CSNI, Anglesea Road.

Leinster Junior Cup Final

Merrion 7 v Cabinteely, Phoenix Park, 1.0.

GOLF

European Challenge Tour

GANT Open, Aura GC, Turku, Finland

First round scores (Gbr & Irl unless stated, Par 71): 65 D Foos (Ger); 66 R Kakko (Fin), J Haglund (Fin); 67 B Akesson (Swe), S Tiley, B Hafthorsson (Isl), C Mivis (Bel), N Lemke (Swe), B Stone (Rsa), J McLeary, K Kulokorpi (Fin). Irish: 69 G Shaw (NIrl); 71 R McGee; 75 N Turner; 76 R Whitson.

HOME INTERNATIONALS

Royal Portrush GC, County Antrim

DAY TWO- Ireland 9.5 Wales 5.5

Foursomes (Ireland names first): G Moynihan & J Hume lost to D Boote & T Harry 2/1; D McElroy & C Fairweather bt O Edwards & R James 2/1; R Dawson & R Lester halved with J Davidson & T Williams;

P McBride & S Grehan bt B Westgate & J Davies 3/2; J-R Galbraith & C Campbell bt E Griffith & Z Galliford 2 holes.

Singles: J Hume bt D Boote 2/1; G Moynihan bt M Hearne 2/1; D McElroy lost to O Edwards 4/3; C Fairweather lost to B Westgate 3/2; R Lester bt R James 4/3; A Gleeson bt J Davidson 3/2; S Grehan lost to T Williams 3/2; C Campbell bt T Harry 4/3; P McBride bt Z Galliford 7/5; J-R Galbraith lost to J Davies 6/5.

Scotland 8 England 7

Boys Open Amateur C'ship

Royal Birkdale (par 71)/Southport & Ainsdale (par 72) - Match play - Irish results: T Mulligan bt W Porter (Sco) 2&1; P Kerr bt A Hidalgo Portillo (Esp) 4&3.

Fred Daly Memorial Pro-Am

Balmoral GC (Par 63)

63 S Thornton (Team Ireland); 66 N O'Briain (Old Conna GC); 67 P Martin (Colin Park GC), G Wardlow (Spa GC); 68 E Brady (Clontarf GC), J Bolger (Kilkenny GC), S Donnelly (Castle Hume GC); 69 J Dwyer (Asbourne GC), G Robinson, M McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown).

GUI Connacht Junior Close Strokeplay C'ships Finals

Galway Bay GC - Boys U-18: 70 M Shiel (Athenry); 71 S Burke (Galway); 72 T Ford (Co Sligo).

Irish Girls' Interclub Finals

Thurles Golf Club

FINAL - EAST CORK 2.5 GALWAY 0.5

G McGrath (6) bt C Burke (25) 7&5; E Curtain (12) bt C McDermott (28) 5&4; E Kelleher (28) halved with S Keenan (28).

RUGBY

SELECTIONS

New Zealand (v Australia, Auckland, tomorrow, 8.35): B Smith; N Milner-Skudder, C Smith, M Nonu, J Savea; D Carter, A Smith; K Read, R McCaw (capt), V Vito, S Whitelock, B Retallick, O Franks, D Coles, T Woodcock. Reps: K Mealamu, W Crockett, N Laulala, J Kaino, S Cane, TJ Perenara, C Slade, M Fekitoa.

Australia: I Folau; A Ashley-Cooper, T Kuridrani, M Toomua, H Speight; Q Cooper, N White; W Palu, M Hooper, S Fardy, J Horwill, W Skelton, S Kepu, S Moore (capt), S Sio. Reps: T Polota-Nau, J Slipper, G Holmes, D Mumm, K Douglas, D Pocock, M Giteau, K Beale.

CONNACHT (v Castres, Saint-Affrique, 7.0): D Leader; T O'Halloran, R Parata, B Aki, D Poolman; S O'Leary, J Cooney; E Masterson (capt), N Fox-Matamua, E McKeon, D Qualter, B Marshall, R Ah You, D Heffernan, F Bealham. Reps: D Buckley, T McCartney, S Delahunt, Q Roux, U Dillane, A Browne, J Muldoon, J Connolly, F Carr, M Healy, A Pewharangi, J Carty, C Ronaldson, K Marmion.

Revised Wales squad

Props: S Andrews, R Evans, T Francis, P James, A Jarvis, G Jenkins, S Lee. Hookers: S Baldwin, K Dacey, K Owens. Locks: J Ball, L Charteris, D Day, B Davies, A Wyn Jones. Back-rows: T Faletau, J King, D Lydiate, R Moriarty, J Tipuric, S Warburton (capt).

Scrum-halves: G Davies, R Webb, L Williams. Fly-halves: G Anscombe, D Biggar, M Morgan, R Priestland. Centres: C Allen, T Morgan, J Roberts, S Williams. Wings: H Amos, A Cuthbert, G North, E Walker. Full-backs: L Halfpenny, L Williams.

soccer

League Cup

Second-round draw

(Matches to be played week commencing August 24)

Aston Villa v Notts County; Walsall v Brighton; Crystal Palace v Shrewsbury; Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford; Portsmouth v Reading;

Hartlepool v Bournemouth; Fulham v Sheff Utd; MK Dons v Cardiff; Hull v Rochdale; Sunderland v Exeter; Bury v Leicester; Doncaster v Ipswich; Rotherham v Norwich;

Swansea v York; QPR v Carlisle; Barnsley v Everton; Peterborough v Charlton; Birmingham v Gillingham; Newcastle v Northampton; West Brom v Port Vale;

Wolves v Barnet; Burton v Middlesbrough; Luton v Stoke; Preston v Watford.

TENNIS

ITF MEN'S FUTURES

Hyvinkaa, Finland - Singles Quarter-Final: (3) S Barry (Irl) bt (6) A Vasilkenko (Rus) 6-4 7-6 (7/5).

Co WICKLOW OPEN

Bray - Men's Championship Singles Rd 2: (8) P Kilcoyne bt R Stone 6-2 6-1; (2) C O'Brien bt E O'Dea 6-2 6-1; (3) B Dempsey bt P Sheehan 6-4 6-1; (4) O O hOisin bt K McCrae 6-0 6-3.

Doubles Rd 1: D Mullen/J Mullen bt A Craig/W Wilshere 6-3 6-2; E O'Dea/G Smyth bt N Fahey/S Martin 6-3 6-7 6-2.

Doubles Quarter-Finals: (1) O Casey/D O'Hare bt S Coughlan/K McCrea 6-2 6-2; P Kilcoyne/E Morrissey bt E O'Dea/G Smyth 7-5 6-2.

Women's Championship Singles Quarter-Final: (1) J Byrne bt E Maher 7-6 6-0.

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