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Weds pm Sport: Ireland Squad Departs for Japan; Selector Cribbin Says Senior Football Panel Preparations Underway.

: 09/11/2019 - 17:51

The Ireland rugby squad has departed 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 play Scotland on September 22nd in Yokohama.

 

Ross Molony will captain Leinster for tomorrow evening's pre-season friendly with Northampton at Franklin's Gardens.

Scott Penny is in the back row for his first appearance since shoulder surgery.

Dave Kearney, Ross Byrne and Scott Fardy are named on the bench.

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Munster Rugby has appointed Ian Flanagan as Munster Rugby CEO.

Flanagan has previously been Commercial Director with Leicester City.

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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 says a panel of 50 is already being prepared: 

His 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 night’s club results:
Manguard Plus Minor B Foot
ball Quarter Finals
Raheens 1-14 Kilcock 2-5
Maynooth 2-10 Moorefield 2-7
Raheens & Maynooth join Aylmer Gaels & Sallins in the semi-finals!

No fixtures are scheduled tonight.

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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.

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

The Enda Bolger trained 'Move with the Times' went off the favourite at 4.15.

But, it was won by the Henry De Bromhead trained and Rachael Blackmore partnered No.7, Poker Party 14/1, from No 10, Ravenhill 9/1.

Third was No 16, Na Tráchtálaí Abú 20/1, with No 11 Internal Transfer 4th at 16/1

 

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