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Reports: Conte Has Been Sacked; 6 Kildare Teams Completing Weekend Prep.; Williams Into 10th Wimbledon Final

: 07/12/2018 - 17:33

Antonio Conte has reportedly been sacked as Chelsea's head coach.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis  had claimed Maurizio Sarri  is close to taking over.

Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge and won the FA Cup in the next campaign.


Three League of Ireland clubs kick off their Europa League campaigns this evening.

Premier Division leaders Dundalk are in Estonia to play Levadia Tallinn.

Shamrock Rovers host AIK Stockholm.

Derry City are home to Dinamo Minsk.


Dublin must plan without John Small for Saturday's Super 8s clash with Donegal at Croke Park after the red card he received in the Leinster final was upheld by the Central Hearings Committee.

The Ballymun Kickhams player was dismissed for striking Laois' Evan O'Carroll in the final.

The player will serve a one-match suspension.


6 Kildare teams are winding down preparations tonight for this weekend.

Tomorrow (Friday) evening, at 7, the minor footballers replay Wicklow in the Leinster semi final in Aughrim.

Saturday at 4pm, the U20 footballers play Kerry in the All Ireland semi final in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. 

Both the minor and U20 football teams will be announced tonight and will be available on the Kfm website and Kfm Twitter.

The U20 football semi final is preceded at 2pm, by the U21 hurlers vs Kerry in the All Ireland B Quarter Final.

On Sunday at 2pm, the senior footballers play Monaghan in the Super 8 in Croke Park.  That team will be announced tomorrow night.

Kildare play Wexford in the All Ireland Intermediate championship at 2pm in Baltinglass (note change of venue)

The minor ladies play Roscommon in the All Ireland  B final in Moate, also at 2pm.

This evening’s fixtures: Thu 12 Jul

Reserve Football League Div 2 Final

Venue: Hawkfield , Carbury vs Raheens at 8pm

Reserve Div 4 Final

Venue: Kilcullen (note: change of venue), Ballymore Eustace vs Moorefield at 7.30pm


At Wimbledon today, Serena Williams is into her 10th Wimbledon singles final.

The seven-time champion beat Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4

She will play Angelique Kerber in the final: she was a straight sets winner over Jelena Ostapenko. 


Gina Akpe-Moses has qualified for the 100-metres final at the World under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland.

The European gold medal winner was third in her semi-final in 11.51 seconds and progresses as one of the fastest losers.


Ireland's Dan Martin has won today's sixth stage of cycling's Tour de France.

He made a break in the last kilometre of the stage which included two climbs in the Mur de Bretagne Guerledan.

Belgium's Greg van Avermaet retained the leader's yellow jersey.


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