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Tues Lunch Sport: UEFA Delegation To Meet Ross This Afternoon; European Golf Tour Crack-Down on Slow Players

: 14/01/2020 - 12:52

A four person UEFA delegation will meet Minister for Sport Shane Ross and officials from his department in Dublin this afternoon to discuss the financial crisis at the FAI.

They're also expected to hold talks with the FAI's main credior Bank of Ireland, who are owed around 29 million Euro.

Minister Ross last week insisted that government funding would not be restored to the Association without conditions around its governance.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant he'll have money to spend if the right players become available this month.

The United manage says he has "no news" on the club's reported pursuit of Bruno Fernandes.

The latest football Money League, published today, reveals the club is at risk of losing its status as England’s ‘highest revenue generating club”.

In the FA Cup third round replays tonight, last year's finalists Watford go to Tranmere - having let a 3 nil lead slip in the drawn game.

Tottenham host Middlesbrough. Newcastle are home to Rochdale, managed by Cork's Brian Barry Murphy.

Blackpool play Reading, Coventry play Bristol Rovers.

The winners of Shrewsbury and Bristol City will be home to Liverpool in the 4th round.

Offaly football manager John Maughan says Niall McNamee is a "long way" from playing again.

The experienced forward suffered concussion during his club Rhode's loss in the semi-finals of the Offaly Football Championship in Ocotber.

McNamee has been visiting neurologists and undergoing scans on his brain and Maughan insists he won't be back until fully cleared to do so:

The Government Chief Whip Seán Kyne claims that the IRFU refused to meet with a delegation of TDs over funding for the Sportstground's redevelopment.

Connacht have received 20 million euro from the State for the 30 million refurbishment of the stadium in Galway.

The Galway TD says he doesn't have "great confidence" that the IRFU would come up with the balance of 10 million Euro for the project, and claims the national Union is more focused on the redevelopment of the RDS.

Ireland Under-20s will play defending champions France in the pool stages of this summer's World Junior Rugby Championship.

Noel McNamara's side is in Pool A for the tournament in Italy.  They'll also play Argentina and World under-20 trophy winners Japan.

The U20’s kick-off their Six Nations defence against Scotland in Cork's Irish Independent Park on Friday January 31st.

The European Tour's crackdown on slow play comes into effect at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Players will now be given an immediate one-shot penalty for two 'bad times' during a tournament.

There will, also, be increased fines for players who who regularly are timed “slow” during the season.

The aim is to use the system to provide referees with the precise times for every group through every hole
Kfm is launching a new Sports Podcast later this month, ahead of the opening of the Allianz National Leagues.

Presented by Sportsbeat’s Eoin Beatty and Kfm commentator Ger McNally, each week’s edition will feature a former prominent Kildare inter-county player or other well-known Kildare sports figures.

Aside from previewing and analysing Kildare football and hurling performances, the podcast will, also, feature other Kildare sports and issues from time to time, including soccer, rugby, racing and more.

The initial Kfm Sports Podcast will be uploaded on Thursday, January 23rd and will focussing Kildare’s League prospects.


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