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Friday pm Sport: World Rugby Says Re-Laid Fukuoka Pitch for Ireland/Samoa Game O.K; Weekend Preview 6.25pm This Evening

: 10/11/2019 - 17:20

World Rugby say that the surface at the Fukuoka Stadium where Ireland play Samoa tomorrow will be fine.

Restoration work was done on the pitch after the France v USA match.

Australia moved to the top of Pool D with a bonus-point 27-8 over Georgia.

It booked Michael Cheika's side a place int he quarter-finals.

In the Pro14, champions Leinster host Edinburgh at the RDS at 7.35.

Munster play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Connacht are in Wales to play the Dragons.

England can book their place at Euro 2020 this evening.

Gareth Southgate's side would qualify for next summer's finals by winning away in the Czech Republic.

In the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this evening, Bohemians play champions Dundalk,

Shamrock Rovers host Finn Harps,

Cork City play UCD.

Matthew Fitzpatrick leads the way at the half way stage of the Italian Open by a shot on 10 under par.

Graeme McDowell on seven under par.

Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry are one-over.


Padraig Joyce will be recommended as the new Galway senior football manager at a meeting of the county board next week.

The two-time All-Ireland winner will be joined on the ticket by former Leixlip player/managerJohn Divilly


There’s a change of time for this evening’s Manguard Plus Minor A Football Semi Final Replay in Hawkfield, Clane V St. Laurence’s, now at 8 o’clock

Twenty-four finalists are short-listed for eight of the 10 award categories in the 2019 Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, which were announced today.

***Full nominees list elswhere on this site and twitter @kfmsport

Reminder to join Eoin Beatty from 6.25pm for the Weekend Preview: GAA, soccer, rugby, national league basketball, boxing, and racing.


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