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Friday Lunchtime Sport: O'Neill Expected To Be Named Next Stoke Boss.

: 11/08/2019 - 13:21

SOCCER

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is expected to be named the new Stoke manager today.

The Championship's bottom club are without a boss after sacking Nathan Jones.

O'Neill guided Northern Ireland to the last-16 at Euro 2016.

Captain Steven Davis doesn't want him to leave.

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There's a meeting of the Premier League's bottom two tonight.

Watford - who've failed to win any of their first 11 top flight matches this season - go to Norwich.

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Windsor Park is the venue for this evening's first leg of the Unite The Union Champions Cup.

Northern Irish Premiership champions Linfield host double winners Dundalk, where there's a quarter-to-eight kick-off.
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A busy weekend ahead for Kildare GAA.

The first of the Tony Donohue U21 A Semi Finals take place this evening at 8pm, in Hawkfield, Maynooth will take on Naas.

On Sunday, Kildare Senior Football Champions Sarsfields meet Éire Óg Carlow, in the AIB Leinster Club Senior Football Championship in Netwatch Cullen Park, at 2 O'clock.

Join Eoin Beatty for the Sports Preview from 6.25pm this evening, looking ahead to all the weekend Kildare games.

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RUGBY

The first inter-pro clash of the Guinness PRO14 season takes place this evening.

Connacht host reigning champions Leinster at the Sportsground at twenty-five-to-eight.

Both teams are in good form, Leinster have won their first five games while Connacht are on a run of four straight victories.

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GOLF

Shane Lowry's making a surge up the leaderboard on the second day of golf's Turkish Airlines Open.

The Open winner is six-under-par through 15 holes today and sits five shots behind leader Alex Noren.

Lowry's Race to Dubai title rival Bernd Wiesberger is in the clubhouse at one-under after signing for a round of 72.

Padraig Harrington is two-under after 11 holes.

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Tiger Woods has named himself as one of his wild card picks for golf's Presidents Cup.

The match play event sees a USA team take on one from the rest of the world - minus Europe.

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Lisa Maguire says she's ready for the next chapter in her life after retiring from professional golf.

The 24-year-old Cavan woman represented Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup and the Junior Ryder Cup and had been playing on tour for the last 18 months.

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RACING

Dundalk hosts an eight-race card this evening.

The first goes to post on the all-weather at a quarter-past-five.

 

 

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