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Treble for Elliot at Cheltenham & Leicester in Champions League Action

: 03/14/2017 - 17:26

It's been a brilliant opening day at Cheltenham so far for trainer Gordon Elliot.

He's produced three winners, Tiger Roll in the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase.

Apples Jade was a 7-2 winner in the Mares Hurdle.

25-to-1 shot Labaik (PR: La-Bake) won the festival opening Supreme Novices Hurdle under teenager Jack Kennedy.

Buveur D'Air won the feature of the day, the Champion Hurdle.

The 5-to-1 shot came home 4-and-a-half lengths ahead of 16-to-1 chance My Tent Or Yours, with Petit Mouchoir in third at 6-to-1.

The win makes trainer Nicky Henderson the most successful Champion Hurdle trainer of all time with six winners.

It also brings up 50 Cheltenham winners for owner JP McManus.
Another of Henderson's charges, Altior romped home a popular winner of the Arkle.

The 4-to-1-on favourite came home comfortably ahead of Malcolm Jefferson-trained Cloudy Dream

While 25-to-1 shot Ordinary World was third

Un Temps Pour Tout claimed the Ultima Handicap Chase at a price of 9-to-1.

The Tom Scudamore mount beat out the 5-to-1 favourite Singlefarmpayment in a photo finish to complete back-to-back wins in the Grade 3.



Keith Earls is an injury concern ahead of Ireland's final Six Nations encounter due to a groin strain.

Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton both trained today ahead of that England game.

Scotland's hooker Fraser Brown has been cleared to play against Italy after a disciplinary panel decided not to take action for his tackle on England's Elliot Daly.


Former Newbridge RFC coach, Bernard Jackman has left his position as Grenoble Head Coach.

The club is currently second from bottom of the Top 14 and in danger of relegation.

In the Leinster League, Division 2A this evening, Newbridge host Portarlington in a crucial relegation fixture in Rosetown at 8 o’clock


Robbie Brady, Seamus Coleman and Jeff Hendrick are the three nominees for FAI International Player of the Year.

Brady and Hendrick are also nominated for Young International of the Year alongside Brighton centre half Shane Duffy.

Karen Duggan, Aine O'Gorman and Stephanie Roche have been shortlisted for Women's International of the Year.

The winners will be announced on Sunday


In the Champions league

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare says they can get the result they need tonight against Sevilla in their round of 16 second leg at the Kingpower stadium.

The Foxes are 2-1 down going into the game.

Juventus host FC Porto, holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg.

Top Oil North Leinster Post Primary Schools Juvenile Football “D” Final Replay St. Farnan’s Prosperous  4-09  Ardscoil Chiarain Clara   1-08

Kildare footballers will train tonight ahead of next Saturday’s Allianz League game against Down in Newry at 7pm.

Fixture this evening:

Tue 14 Mar

2017 Aldridge Cup Semi Final  Venue: Celbridge, Celbridge V St Laurence's @ 8pm

The second semi final Moorefield V Carbury will be played in Moorefield tomorrow evening at 8.


Round 2 of the Leinster Minor Hurling League fixture: Kildare v Wexford has been confirmed for Hawkfield, on Saturday morning 11.30am.

Last weekend, Kildare beat Offaly in round 1.


Ireland have finished top of Pool A in the World League Two.

Matthew Nelson's second quarter goal gave Craig Fulton's side a 1-0 win over Italy at Stormont.

It's Ireland's third win in the pool and they'll play Poland in Thursday's quarter final.

Muirfield is an Open Championship venue again, after voting to allow women to be members for the first time.

It was stripped of its right to host after failing to secure the necessary two thirds majority last year.

But after achieving an 80 per cent "yes" vote today, the Open's organisers have welcomed them back.


Padraig Harrington is set to have a lengthy lay-off as he confirmed that he will undergo neck surgery to treat a trapped nerve.

The three-time major winner is set to be sidelined for eight to ten weeks following the procedure and is targeting a May return

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