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Thurs pm Sport: Eadestown’s Beirne 6 Nations Debut; Bryony Frost 1st Female Jockey Grade 1 Cheltenham Winner

: 03/14/2019 - 17:17

Eadestown’s and Munster’s Tadhg Beirne will start in Saturday's meeting with Wales in Cardiff - he replaces the injured Iain Henderson.

Sean O'Brien returns at openside for Josh van der Flier.

Rob Kearney is at full-back.

Kieran Marmion is likely to make a first appearance of the championship, having been named among the replacements.

Wales are unchanged for the game at the Principality Stadium, as they chase the Grand Slam.

England have made four changes for their game against Scotland at Twickenham.

Wing Jack Nowell, Prop Ben Moon and Flanker Mark Wilson are recalled while Henry Slade replaces former Leinster centre Ben Te'o.

France have recalled Wesley Fofana and Maxime Medard for their trip to play Italy in Rome.

The venues for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals have been confirmed.

Munster will play at the Aviva Stadium if they beat Edinburgh and Glasgow beat Saracens.

Munster will travel to Coventry's Ricoh Arena if Saracens are their last 4 opponents.

Lansdowne Road will also be the venue if Leinster or Ulster play Toulouse.

The Irish side's will travel to Paris if Racing 92 win the all-French quarter final.

17-year old Beibhinn Parsons has handed a first start on the wing for Ireland's women's meeting with their Welsh counterparts on Sunday.

Parsons replaces the injured Alison Miller.

The only other change from the defeat to France sees Lindsay Peat return from a neck injury to start at loosehead.

Bryony Frost secured her place in the record books as she became the first woman to ride a Grade One winner at the Cheltenham Festival with victory in the Ryanair Chase.
Partnering 9-2 shot Frodon for trainer Paul Nicholls, Frost's every urging pulled a length and a quarter clear at the line.
Aso (33-1) kept on for second, with Road To Respect claiming third

Paisley Park has justified favouritism to land the featured Stayers Hurdle on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival.
1 Paisley Park 11-8f - Aidan Coleman in the plate for trainer Emma Lavelle and owner Andrew Gemmell. Sam Spinner second at 33-1 and Faugheen who never quite got home third at 4-1.

Pertemps Handicap Hurdle
1 Sire Du Berlais 4-1f - second winner of the day for Barry Geraghty`- winner trained by Gordon Elliott. Punters in clover at the Festival.  

4.10 Brown Advisory Plate
1 Siruh Du Lac 9-2 the winner with Lizzie Kelly aboard. Janika the 3-1 fav was second.

4.50 Mares' Novice's Hurdle
Eglantine Du Seuil led home a memorable one-two for Willie Mullins in the National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares' Novices' Hurdle.
Sent off a 50-1 shot, Eglantine Du Seuil and Noel Fehily just got the better of the Danny Mullins-ridden Concertista in a photo finish to the Grade Two event.

Kildare Today at 10.45 each morning will preview the day’s card with bookmaker Daragh Fitzpatrick, while the afternoon’s programmes will have results and SP’s.

Arsenal trail Rennes 3-1 heading into the second leg of their Europa League last 16 encounter at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

Chelsea lead Dynamo Kiev 3 nil ahead  of their tie in the Ukraine.

Kildare footballers continue train ahead of Saturday’s Division 2 game against Tipperary in St. Conleth’s Park at 2.30pm.

Ben McCormack will miss the game and the remaining game away to Donegal, due to a broken hand, suffered against Meath.

Kfm will have commentary in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

The match  will be preceded by Kildare Ladies vs Meath in Division 3 at 12 noon

The Ladies team has been announced

In Goal    Rebecca Mc Guirk    Suncroft
Full backs    Rachel Cribbin    Balyna
    Shauna Kendrick    Sarsfields
    Michelle Curley    Moorefield
Half Backs    Louise Scully    Ellistown
    Lara Gilbert    Kildangan Nurney
    Trina Duggan    Suncroft
Centre Field    Sarah Munnelly    Confey
    Grace Clifford    Eadestown
Half Forwards    Lara Curran    Milltown
    Ciara Wheeler    St Laurence
    Aoife Rattigan    Cappagh
Full Forwards    Orlaith Sullivan    Carbury
    Neasa Dooley    Castledermot
    Mikaela McKenna    Na Fianna

Kfm will broadcast, LIVE, the Draws for the 2019 senior, intermediate and junior club football championships in the interval between the two matchs.

The Draws will take place around 1.45pm

One club fixture tonight:  Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div. 1, a local derby: Confey vs Leixlip at 7.30pm in Leixlip GAA


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