Thursday 26 April 2018

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Today's sport

Racing

Downpatrick 2.05, Dundalk 5.40, Haydock 1.30, Newmarket 1.40, Worcester 1.50, Wolverhampton 5.40.

CYCLING

UCI Road World Championships - Ponferrada, Spain.

Golf

Ryder Cup - Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland.

USPGA Champions Tour - First Tee Open, Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, California, United States of America.

Inter Club Championships - Monkstown GC.

Rugby

Guinness Pro12 (All 7.35)

Leinster v Cardiff Blues, RDS; Glasgow Warriors v Connacht, Scotstoun Stadium, 7.35; Edinburgh v Scarlets, BT Murrayfield.

Ulster Bank League Division 2A

Nenagh Ormond v Thomond, New Ormond Park 7.30.

McInerney Cup

Young Munster v Old Crescent, Young Munster, 7.30.

Soccer

Airtricity League

Premier Division - (All 7.45 unless stated)

Cork City v Sligo Rovers, Turner's Cross Stadium, 7:05; Bohemian FC v Limerick, Dalymount Park; Derry City v Athlone Town, Brandywell Stadium; Drogheda United v Bray Wanderers, Hunky Dorys Park; St. Patrick's Athletic v Shamrock Rovers, Richmond Park; UCD v Dundalk, UCD Bowl.

First Division - (All 8.0 unless stated)

Waterford United v Longford Town, Waterford RSC, 7.45; Finn Harps v Shelbourne, Finn Park; Shamrock Rovers B v Wexford Youths, Tallaght Stadium.

Baseball

Atlanta Braves 6 Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Boston Red Sox 11 Tampa Bay Rays 3, Chicago Cubs 3 St Louis Cardinals 1, Cincinnati Reds 0 Milwaukee Brewers 5, Cleveland Indians 6 Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 6 Chicago White Sox 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 9 San Francisco Giants 1, Miami Marlins 1 Philadelphia Phillies 2, Minnesota Twins 2 Arizona Diamondbacks 1, New York Yankees 5 Baltimore Orioles 9, Oakland Athletics 4 LA Angels 5, San Diego Padres 4 Colorado Rockies 3, Texas Rangers 5 Houston Astros 1, Toronto Blue Jays 1 Seattle Mariners 0, Washington Nationals P New York Mets P.

GAELIC GAMES

SELECTION: TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Final, Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, Sunday 4.0 - Dublin team: C O'Connor (Naomh Mearnog), R Ruddy (Ballyboden St Endas), S Furlong (St Brigids), L Caffrey (Na Fianna), S Finnegan (Fingallians), S Goldrick (capt) (Foxrock Cabinteely), S McGrath (Thomas Davis), D Masterson (Naomh Mearnog), M Lamb (Kilmacud Crokes), N Healy (St Brigids), N Hyland (Ballyboden St Endas), C Rowe (Clann Mhuire), L Davey (Skerries Harps), S Aherne (St Sylvester's), L Peat (Parnells).

Cork team: M O'Brien, R Phelan, A Walsh, B Stack, V Foley, D O'Reilly, G O'Flynn, R Buckley, B Corkery (capt), A Walsh, C O'Sullivan, O Farmer, V Mulcahy, G Kearney, O Finn.

Golf

Ryder Cup

Gleneagles, Perthshire, Scotland

Fourballs tee-off times (All times GMT, Europe names first) - 7.35: J Rose & Henrik Stenson v B Watson & W Simpson; 7.50: T Bjorn & M Kaymer v R Fowler & J Walker; 8.05: S Gallacher & I Poulter v J Spieth & P Reed; 8.20: S Garcia & R McIlroy v P Mickelson & K Bradley.

European Tour

Qualifying School - First Qualifying Stage, Section C, Golf d'Hardelot, Hardelot, France

Collated third round scores and totals: 201 M Oveser (Den) 66 70 65; 204 N Turner (Irl) 66 68 70; 205 J Mommo (Fin) 70 68 67; 207 W Homan (USA) 66 70 71; 208 R Evans (Eng) 71 70 67, R Jouven (AM) (Fra) 71 69 68, S Griffiths (Eng) 68 70 70, H Porteous (Rsa) 67 67 74; 209 G Houston (Wal) 69 71 69; 210 C Fletcher (Eng) 68 72 70. Irish: 214 M McGeady 72 73 69; 215 T Rice 70 75 70; 218 R McNamara (AM) 73 72 73.

PGA Ulster Championship

The Hilton, Templepatrick GC

Collated final round scores and totals: 135 C Moriarty (Glasson Hotel & GC) 65 70; 142 C Molloy (Blackwood Golf Centre) 72 70, D Lernihan (Elm Park GC) 72 70, N O'Briain (Old Conna GC) 71 71; 143 M McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) 72 71, B McGovern (Headfort GC) 71 72, D Ryan (Cahir Park GC) 70 73, N Kearney (Royal Dublin GC) 68 75; 144 Colin Lyttle (Ballyclare GC) 71 73, M O'Sullivan (Piltown Driving Range) 68 76; 145 B Trainor (Cairndhu GC) 74 71, K Shannon (Greenore GC) 73 72, C McNamara (Monkstown GC) 73 72, M Whelan (Castlewarden Golf & CC) 69 76, D Beattie (Deer Park Hotel, Golf & Spa) 69 76; 146 D Mooney (Ballyliffin GC) 74 72, P Martin (Colin Park Golf Academy) 73 73, C Reid (Royal Portrush GC) 72 74, J Kelly (St Margaret's Golf & CC) 71 75, D Gleeson (Old Conna GC) 70 76.

INTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Monkstown GC

Intermediate Cup Semi-Final

Milltown 2 East Cork 3

M Bolger (15) lost to E Curtin (15) 7&6; A Walsh (15) bt M O'Sullivan (15) 4&3; K Connolly (16) lost to P Sheehan (16) 4&2; N Mahon (16) bt B O'Farrell (16) 2&1; M Rose Binchy (16) lost to S O'Leary (17) 1 down.

Intermediate Cup Semi-Final

Co Longford 1/2 Edenmore 41/2

B Shanley (17) lost to C Logan (17) 2up; M Keegan (17) halved with G Murphy (17); M Tighe (17) lost to L Gaw (18) 3&1; T Farrell (19) lost to C Hanna (18) 5&4; R Farrell (20) lost to V Hannon (20) 6&5.

Minor Cup Semi-Final

Wicklow 31/2 Ballyclare 11/2

N Murphy (21) halved with R McConnell (21); K Roche (21) bt J Harvey (23) 5&3; P Long (22) bt C Bartley (23) 3&2; B O'Donoghue (23) bt A Anderson (24) 5&4; C Doyle (27) lost to H McCrea (24) 7&5.

Minor Cup Semi-Final

East Cork 4 Glen of the Downs 1

C Adams (21) halved with B Neligan (22) (called in); K Daly (22) bt M Kelly (22) 3&2; R Evans (22) bt O Byrne Kelly (23) 8&6; F O'Brien (24) bt H Quinn (24) 5&4; R Browner (24) halved with N Malone (24) (called in).

Senior Foursomes Semi-Finals

Dun Laoghaire 2 Roscommon 1

N Giblin (5) and J Griffith (9) lost to S Benedetti (2) and M Lalor (12) 3&2; M Igoe (7) and N Murray (7) bt R Lennon (5) and R Timothy (11) 4&2; F Halpin (8) and M Tan (9) bt M Seymour (6) and P Keane (12) 2&1.

Killarney 2 Malone 1

V Clancy (5) and A Arthur (9) bt L Coffey (+1) and S Greene (15) 5&4; S Moynihan-Rudden (7) and N Rainsford (8) bt P Metcalfe (4) and A Brown (11) 2up; C Griffin (3) and C Carroll (12) lost to J Gardner (7) and O McClure (8) 6&5.

Junior Cup Quarter-Final

Castlebar 11/2 Lurgan 31/2

C White (8) lost to M Cummins (9) on the 19th; L Irwin (8) bt B McKavanagh (9) 2&1; S Baynes (8) lost to C Murphy (9) 2&1; C Moran (12) halved with S Mulholland (10) (called in); M Rose McNulty (14) lost to C Hagan (11) 3&1.

Challenge Cup Quarter-Final

Co. Tipperary 11/2 Galway Bay 31/2

M Webster (29) lost to M Kelly (28) 5&3; M Hickey (30) bt J Quinn (28) 6&5; G Ryan (32) lost to A Murray (29) on the 19th; M O'Neill (33) lost to N Gohery (29) 3&1; K Connery (35) halved with C O'Regan (32) (called in).

Junior Foursomes Quarter Final

Corrstown 2 Borris 1

M Martin (17) and S Curristan (19) lost to E Kelly (15) and M Kelly (20) on the 19th; J Lyons (18) and S Staunton (18) bt H Jordan (15) and L Donohoe (21) 2&1; S Higgins (20) and C McWilliams (17) beat B Galavan (22) and B Nolan (22) 2&1.

HOCKEY

SELECTION: Republic of Ireland Women v Belgium, Oudergerm, October 18-19.

Goalkeepers - A McFerran (Randalstown), E Gray (Hermes); Outfield - S McCay, M Frazer (Ulster Elks); C Sargent, Y O'Byrne (Cork Harlequins); H Matthews, A Meeke N Daly (Loreto); A O'Flynn (Hermes); C Brown (Ards); G Pinder, C Watkins, E Beatty, D Duke, N Evans, K Mullan, A O'Flanagan.

SOCCER

Women's U17 International Friendly

Republic of Ireland 3 (D Beirne 2, E Ryan-Doyle) Denmark 5 (L Frank, S Bruun 3, F Klitgaard).

Republic of Ireland: N Ryan, L O'Callaghan (K Miley 56), L McCartan (F Donnelly 41), C Moloney (C Flynn 24), N Prior (S Baynes 74), E Daly (c), S McKevitt (D Murray 67), S Waters (E Ryan-Doyle 41), Z McGlynn (L Reybet Degat), S Noonan (G Berry 74), D Beirne.

Tennis

ATP Shenzhen Open

Shenzhen, China - Singles Rd 2: (6) S Giraldo (Col) bt T Kokkinakis (Aus) 6-4 6-3, V Troicki (Ser) bt (1) D Ferrer (Spa) 6-3 6-4; (2) A Murray (Gbr) bt S Devvarman (Ind) 6-3 6-3.

ATP Challenger Tour

Napa, California - Men's Doubles: J McGee (Irl)/ J Cluskey (Irl) lost to A Kuznetsov (USA)/ N Langer (Ger) 7-6 (7/4) 6-3.

ITF MEN'S FUTURES

Castelo Branco, Portugal - Singles Rd 2: C Hemery (Fra) bt D Glancy (Irl) 7-6 (7/5) 7-5.

ITF MEN'S FUTURES

Falun, Sweden- Doubles Rd 1: D O'Hare (Irl)/J Salisbury (Gbr) bt V Eriksson (Swe)/I Tubic (Swe) 6-2 6-2. Doubles quarter-final: D O'Hare (Irl)/J Salisbury (Gbr) bt (2) J Brunstrom (Swe)/M Eriksson (Swe) 7-6 (7/3) 6-2. Doubles semi-final: (3) S Balaji (Ind)/P Rosenholm (Swe) bt D O'Hare (Irl)/J Salisbury (Gbr) 6-4 7-6 (7/5).

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