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O’Neill and Keane At Dublin Event Tonight & Champions Cup Teams Announced

: 01/12/2018 - 17:24
It looks increasingly likely that Martin O'Neill will not be the next Stoke City manager.

The Republic of Ireland boss and the rest of his back room team have confirmed they will attend tonight's Soccer Writers Association of Ireland awards in Dublin.

The move is being seen as an indication that the Derry man has missed out on the chance to replace Mark Hughes at the Premier League club.

Former Watford head coach Quique Sanchez-Flores is expected to get the job.


Sam Allardyce has confirmed Everton are negotiating with Arsenal to sign Theo Walcott.

The 28 year old has yet to start a Premier League game this season.


Jordan Larmour has been named in the Leinster team for Sunday's Champions Cup clash with Glasgow at the RDS.

The 20 year old will make his first European start at full back, in a back three with new signing James Lowe and Fergus McFadden.

Isa Nacewa deputises for the injured Garry Ringrose at centre, with Fergus McFadden lining up on the opposite wing to Lowe, while Luke McGrath and Johnny Sexton form the half-back partnership.

Cian Healy, suspended from the first fixture to Exeter, returns on the replacements bench with Jack McGrath getting the nod at loosehead. He is joined in the frontrow by hooker Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong.

Scott Fardy will partner Devin Toner in the second row, while Jordi Murphy, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan complete the backrow.

Captain Peter O'Mahony to the Munster team for Sunday's game against Racing 92 in Paris.

Simon Zebo, Andrew Conway and Keith Earls are, again, the back three.

Rory Scannell partners Chris Farrell in midfield as Conor Murray and Ian Keatley continue as the half-backs.

Stephen Archer joins Dave Kilcoyne and Rhys Marshall in the front row, as Billy Holland resumes his partnership with Jean Kleyn in the second row.

The back row is Peter O’Mahony, Chris Cloete and CJ Stander.

Craig Gilroy and Louis Ludik have been recalled to the Ulster team for tomorrow's make or break encounter with La Rochelle in Belfast.

Connacht have Ultan Dillane, Bundee Aki and Kieran Marmion back in their starting 15 for tomorrow's Challenge Cup match against Worcester Warriors.

Naas native Craig Ronaldson is at outhalf

Tonight, Bath host the current PRO-14 champions the Scarlets with one just one-point separating them at the top of their Group.

Ireland's Tadhg Beirne starts in the centre for the Scarlets.

McHale Park hosts the re-fixed meeting of Mayo and Galway in the FBD Connacht Football League this evening.


Paul Dunne has had disappointing start to the EURASIA Cup in Malaysia.

The Wicklow man and partner Alex Noren lost their first match by 2 holes.

Europe trail Asia by 3 and half points to 2 and half after the opening fourballs.


Jessica Harrington has confirmed that Sizing John will go to Cheltenham without another warm-up run.

The triple Gold Cup winner has returned to cantering this week after a disappointing outing at Leopardstown's Christmas Festival.

Harrington says it's important the horse is 'fresh' ahead of his defence of the Gold Cup at Cheltenham.


The 2018 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail takes places today (Friday) and tomorrow

29 stallion farms will open their doors to the public, with some of the top stallions in the world on show over the two days.

The Irish National Stud in Tully, Kildare Town Kildangan Stud are among those opening their doors free to the public.


Willie Mullins bids to extend his impressive record in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle (2.10) at Punchestown tomorrow (Saturday) with Getabird, Carter McKay and Makitorix all flying the flag for the champion trainer.

Mullins has landed this Grade 2 contest six times in the last nine years.

Gordon Elliott has never won this race before but has a brace of runners in the field including Mengli Khan, the mount of Davy Russell.

The first of seven races at Punchestown gets underway at 12.25.

There's an eight-race card at Dundalk this evening f

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