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Tues pm Sport: Kildare Manager Jack O’Connor Outlines His Plans in Kfm Interview: Egan Captains Ireland Against Bulgaria in Tonight’s Friendly

: 09/10/2019 - 17:09

New Kildare Senior football manager Jack O’Connor has given his first radio interview since his appointment.

In an extensive interview with Kfm’s Ger McNally on this morning’s Kildare Today programme, he discussed his plans for his three year term.

jack_oconnor_clip.mp3, by Thomas Maher

***The full interview is now available on Kfm Soundcloud and will be re-broadcast next Sunday on Sportsbeat.

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John Egan will captain the Republic of Ireland for the first time tonight when Bulgaria visit the Aviva for an international friendly.

The Sheffield United defender is making his fifth international appearance.

Mick McCarthy will ring the changes from last week's draw with Switzerland, with James Collins and Jack Byrne expected to make their debuts.

Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane will be at left-back for just the second time ever in his career.

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England aim to make it four wins from four in Euro 2020 qualifying when play Kosovo tonight.

Gareth Southgate's side head into the game in Southampton on the back of a 4-nil defeat of Bulgaria at the weekend.

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Stephen Kenny's Under-21s are in action at 5.30 in a European Championship qualifier away to Sweden
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Smithfield Boxing Club Dubliner Kiril Afanasev has progressed to the last-32 of the heavyweight division at the World Elite Boxing Championships in Russia.

He beat Australian Austin Aokuso .

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The Home Internationals are taking place this week at Lahinch Golf Club in County Clare

There are two local golfers making their international debuts: Naas golf club’s Rob Brazill and Newbridge man Keith Egan who plays his golf out of Carton House in Maynooth.

The GUI's Alan Kelly reports for Kfm from Lahinch.

golf_tuesday_evening.mp3, by Thomas Maher

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The Harvest Racing Festival continued at Listowel today.

2:05  3, Blazing Emily 4/5 fav

2:35  3, Anything Will Do 16/1

3:05 1, Antimatter 16/1

3:35 12, Razoul  14/1

4:05 5, Unexpected Depth 3/1 f

4:40  2, Djingle 7/2

 

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