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Tues pm Sport: No FAI Government Bailout, Says Minister Ross; Defending Masters Champion Trump Beaten

: 01/14/2020 - 17:08

Minister for Sport Shane Ross says there will be no government bailout of the FAI.

The Minister was speaking following a meeting with a UEFA delegation at Leinster House about the future of the association.

A UEFA delegation have been meeting with Sports Minister Shane Ross at Leinster House.

The postponement of tonight’s FA Cup third round replay between Tranmere and Watford will cause a fixture headache.

Tranmere's Prenton Park pitch was rendered unplayable due to the effects of Storm Brendan.

Wolves or Manchester United are scheduled to travel to Tranmere or Watford in Round-4, but there are a lack of free dates for Premier League sides between now and the end of the month.

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.

Watford have completed the 8 million euro signing of Ignacio Pussetto from Udinese.

The Argentine winger is their second signing of the January window.

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.

Defending champion Judd Trump has suffered a first round exit at The Masters.

He was beaten 6-3 by Shaun Murphy at Alexandra Palace.

This evening, two-time champion John Higgins goes up against Barry Hawkins.

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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