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Kildare En Route Back To Croke Park & McIlroy Paired With Johnson.

: 07/17/2017 - 17:25

 

Kildare are heading back to Croke Park.

The CCCC have fixed Kildare's Round 4B meeting with Armagh as top-billing on July 29th, throw-in at 7 O'clock.

It will be preceded by Down's clash with Monaghan, which throws-in at 5pm.

Eoin Doyle  is expected to miss that game.

The Naas man broke his thumb in training last week, but played 52 minutes of yesterday's Leinster SFC 2-23 to 1-17 final defeat to Dublin at Croke Park and we understand he had surgery today.

Whilst Kildare is likely to appeal the controversial black card meted-out to Kevin Feely in the 64th minute of yesterday's match

It is Feely's third black card, in any competition, this season.

It carries a one match ban.

If carried out, it means he will miss the qualifier.

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Club fixtures for tonight – all games throwing in at 8pm with the first team named at home.

2017 Minor Football Summer League Div 1 Section A

Naas V Moorefield

2017 Minor Football Summer League Div 1 Section B

Maynooth V Eadestown

Kilcock V Carbury

2017 Minor Football Summer League Div 2 Section A

Aylmer Gaels V Kilcullen

2017 Minor Football Summer League Div 2 Section B

Round Towers V
  St. Columba

Two Mile House V Rathangan

2017 Minor Football Summer League Div 3 Section A

Ellistown V Newtown
Gaels

2017 Minor Football Summer League Div 3 Section B

Naas V Grangenolvan

2017 Minor Football Summer League Div 4

Castlemitchell V Killard

St Kevin's V Abbey Rangers
 

SOCCER

Linfield, Celtic and Leigh Griffiths have all been charged by UEFA following Friday's Champions League qualifier at Windsor Park.

Griffiths was booked during the game after being hit by a bottle, but his celebrations after the 2-0 victory have seen him charged with provoking spectators.

Linfield have been charged with the throwing of objects, and a pitch incursion by a supporter.

While Celtic's five bookings have seen them handed an improper conduct charge.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson's retired from football.

The 37-year-old says a back problem's stopped him from getting back to full fitness at Burnley.

Robinson collected 41 England caps, and also played for Blackburn and Leeds.
GOLF

Rory McIlroy will play alongside world number one Dustin Johnson for the opening two rounds of the Open Championship.

Joining them will be 2011 Masters champion, Charl Schwartzel.

They'll tee off just before 2.50pm at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.

Padraig Harrington will hope to take his fine form into his 9.36am tee time, and he'll be joined for the first two rounds by Thomas Pieters and Pat Perez.

Shane Lowry is part of a competitive trio with Brandt Snedeker and JB Holmes.
 

Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world's top 1000 golfers for the first time in his career.

Having not played since February, Woods is now 1005th in the world.

Woods is hoping to make his latest return from a back injury after a "private intensive programme", but his exact return date is yet to be determined.
ATHLETICS

Four-time Olympic silver medallist Frankie Fredericks has been provisionally suspended from athletics by the sport's governing body.

The IAAF Council member's being investigated over payments he allegedly received before voting on the host city for the 2016 Olympics.

A former 100 and 200-metre sprinter, the Namibian won his medals in 1992 and 1996.

 

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