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Weds Lunch Sport: Ireland Rugby Squad Departs Today; Kildare Selector Tom Cribbin's Kfm Interview

: 09/11/2019 - 13:02

The Ireland rugby squad departs for the World Cup this afternoon from Dublin Airport.

The 31-man squad includes Keith Earls, who picked up a knock in the last warm-up win over Wales.

Joe Schmidt's side get their tournament underway against Scotland on September 22nd in Yokohama.

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy feels Jack Byrne can bring a lot to the international side.

The Shamrock Rovers star made his debut in last night's 3-1 friendly win over Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium.


Italy will be next for Stephen Kenny's Irish under-21s.

17-year-old Spurs star Troy Parrott came off the bench to inspire them to a 3-1 win away to Sweden last night.


Following yesterday’s interview with Jack O’Connor, selector Tom Cribbin’s interview with Kfm Radio was aired on this morning’s Kildare Today.

The former Laois and Westmeath senior manager was a part of Cian O’Neill’s outgoing team.

Cribben told Kfm that there’s a huge amount of work already underway 

tom_cribbin.mp3, by Thomas Maher

Tom Cribben’s interview today, and Jack O’Connor’s from yesterday are both on Kfm Soundcloud and will be re-broadcast on next Sunday’s Sportsbeat.

Last nignt’s club results:
Manguard Plus Minor B Football Quarter Finals

Raheens 1-14 Kilcock 2-5

Maynooth 2-10 Moorefield 2-7

Raheens & Maynooth join Aylmer Gaels & Sallins in the semi-finals!


South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games.

Seoul says it's a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past.

Tokyo organisers say the flag isn't seen as a political statement, is widely used, and will be allowed in stadiums.

The Kerry National is the big one at Listowel this afternoon.

The Enda Bolger trained 'Move with the Times' is the 5-to-2 favourite.

The big one goes to post at 4.15.



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