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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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