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Friday pm Sport: Champions Cup Teams Named; Two Mile House Ready; Ireland Out of Hockey World Cup

: 12/07/2018 - 16:39

The Leinster Rugby team to play Bath tomorrow in the Heineken Champions Cup at the Rec at 3.15pm has been named.

Rob Kearney starts at full back with Jordan Larmour on the right wing and James Lowe on the left.

In the centre Noel Reid partners Garry Ringrose, while the half backs are Luke McGrath and Johnny Sexton outside him at ten.

Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong in the front row, with Devin Toner and James Ryan in the 2nd row.

The back row is Rhys Ruddock, who wins his 150th cap, Josh van der Flier and Dan Leavy complete the pack.

Joey Carbery and Conor Murray have been paired together in a Munster starting team for the first time for Sunday's game against Castres.

CJ Stander comes into the back row.


Ulster play last year's semi finalists Scarletts tonight.

Rory Best, Iain Henderson, Will Addison and Jacob Stockdale start.


Connacht play Perpignan in the Challenge Cup tomorrow at the Sportsground.

International trio Bundee Aki, Finlay Bealham and Quinn Roux return to the Connacht side.


The county GAA Convention took place tonight in the Osprey Hotel last night.

It finished in a record time of 73 minutes.

The Executive were returned unopposed for another year.


Two Mile House have completed preparations for tomorrow’s Leinster Intermediate football final.

They play Shamrocks, of Offaly, in O’Connor Park Tullamore at 1.30pm

***Kfm will have full commentary in association with Pat Keogh Skoda, Ballybrittas.

***This evening’s Weekend Preview from 6.25pm will have analysis and interviews.


On Sunday, the county senior hurlers begin their Keogh Cup campaign.

They play Meath in St. Conleth’s Park at 2pm.

Kfm will have live updates of the game.


Former Donegal All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness has been given his first role in management.

He’s signed a three year contract with the Charlotte Independence, in the US, who play in the United Soccer League.

Since leaving Gaelic Football management in 2014, McGuinness has spent time coaching at Celtic and, recently, in China.


Ireland are out of the Men's World Cup.

Needing a draw against England to progress to the playoffs, Ireland lost their final Pool B game 4-2 in India.

Goals from Chris Cargo and Shane O'Donoghue twice brought Ireland the parity they required, but they conceded almost immediately after both goals.

Ireland finish bottom of Pool B with just a point to their name.


Today’s racing is in Dundalk from 5.30.


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