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Weds Lunch Sport: McCarthy Won’t Seek Contract Extension; Kildare U20 Football Team v Cork Tonight: O'Gara's French Coaching Role

: 06/12/2019 - 12:44

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says he has no intention of looking to extend his deal in charge.

McCarthy's contract expires at the end of the European Championship campaign.

It's reported Republic of Ireland coach Robbie Keane is a target of Middlesbrough for a backroom role.

Jonathan Woodgate is to take over as the new boss of the Championship club this week and could look for his former Leeds and Spurs team mate to assist him.

Paddy McNair, scored his first international goal 4 minutes from time as Northern Ireland beat Belarus 1-0 in Group C of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Minsk last night.

Michael O'Neill's side has  a 100 percent record at the halfway stage, with double headers against Germany and Holland ahead.

At the Women's World Cup, the holders the USA recorded the biggest victory in the history of the tournament, beating Thailand 13-0 in France.

Alex Morgan scored 5 times.

Today, France play Norway, Nigeria play South Korea and Germany play Spain.

Stephen Kenny’s Under 21’s play Brazil in  the semi finals of the Toulon tournament today at 4.30.

They play Brazil at 4.30

Ronan O'Gara is to take up the appointment of Head Coach with French Top 14 team La Rochell at the end of July.

He is to work alongside La Rochelle's Director of Rugby Jonno Gibbes.

O'Gara has spent the last two years with Crusaders in New Zealand, which followed a stint with Racing 92.

Warren Gatland has been confirmed to lead the British and Irish Lions for the third consecutive tour.

He'll step down as Wales coach after this year's World Cup and then begin preparing for the tour of South Africa in 2021.

Ireland must secure a bonus point win over Italy in their final Pool B match at the World Under 20 rugby championship to have any hope of reaching the semi final.

Noel McNamara's team can only qualify as best runners up, and they will also need other results to go their way.

The match begins at 2.30 in Argentina.

The Kildare U20 football team to play Cork in Kilkenny this evening in the Sean Kerins Cup Development league, has been announced.

kildare_u_20.mp3, by Thomas Maher

 

Today’s racing is in Punchestown from 5.40pm.

 

 

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