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Friday AM Sport: League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Begins Tonight; McClean A Doubt For Euro 2020 Play-Off Against Slovakia.

: 02/14/2020 - 08:25

Soccer

The League of Ireland Premier Division season begins tonight.

Dundalk begin their quest for a third title in a row, with the visit of Derry City to Oriel Park.

Talk of a potential takeover hovers over Cork City, ahead of their game with newly promoted Shelbourne.

St. Patrick's Athletic welcome Waterford to Richmond Park.

All 3 games kick off at 7.45pm.

There's a north-west derby in Ballybofey where Finn Harps entertain Sligo Rovers from 8pm.

The Premier Division is seen as a fight between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers.

But Lilywhites Vinny Perth isn't looking over his shoulder:

vinnieperth.wav, by Ciara Noble

James McClean has emerged as a major doubt for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 playoff with Slovakia.

The Stoke winger's been ruled out for "several weeks" with a medial knee ligament injury.

Mick McCarthy's men head to Bratislava for their playoff on March 26th.

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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says the club are yet to open talks about a new contract.

His current deal expires in the summer of 2021.

Wolves sporting director Kevin Thelwell left Molineux at the start of this month.

But speaking ahead of tonight's Premier League game with Leicester, Nuno is relaxed about the whole situation:

nuno.mp3, by Ciara Noble

The meeting of the Wolves and the Foxes kicks off at 8pm.

Golf

Rory McIlroy is tied for seventh place after round one of the Genesis Open in Los Angeles.

The County Down star is 3 under par following a 68, a round which included 2 eagles.

American Matt Kuchar leads on 7 under par.

Tiger Woods is 2 under par.

Rugby

Munster welcome Southern Kings to Irish Independent Park for a Pro 14 match this evening.

Kick-off in Cork is at 7.35pm.

Racing

Racing is at Dundalk today, starting at 5pm.

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