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Fri pm Sport: Mullins' Al Boum Photo Wins Gold Cup; Man Utd/Barcelona Champions League Quarter Final

: 03/15/2019 - 16:38

The Willie Mullins-trained Al Boum Photo has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Paul Townend rode the 12-to-1 shot to victory 2-and-a-half lengths ahead of 22-to-1 shot Anibale Fly, with the grey Bristol de Mai third at 18-to-1.

It's Mullins' 64th winner at the Cheltenham Festival, but his first ever Gold Cup.

Rachael Blackmore has become the second female jockey in as many days to win a Grade One at the Cheltenham Festival.

She piloted 50/1 Minella Indo to victory in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

20/1 Pentland Hills was a surprise winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

However, Joseph O'Brien says his yard is devastated by the fatal injury suffered by the favourite for that race - Sir Erec.

The Mark Walsh mount sustained the injury while going over a fence.

The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle was won by 12/1 Ch'tibello.

The roof of the Principality Stadium will remain open for tomorrow's Six Nations game between Ireland and Wales.

Heavy rain is forecast for Cardiff, but Ireland - as visitors - have insisted the stadium remains open to the elements.

Manchester United will play Barcelona in the Champions League quarter finals.

Manchester City and Tottenham have been drawn against each in an all Premier League tie.

Liverpool are paired with Porto.

Having knocked Real Madrid out of the competition Ajax will play Juventus.

The first legs will be played on April 9th and 10th, with the return ties a week later.

The semi-final line up has also been decided.

The winner of the tie between Barcelona and Manchester United will play either Liverpool or Porto.

Manchester City or Tottenham will play Juventus or Ajax.

The Europa League quarter finals draw:

Napoli v Arsenal
Villarreal v Valencia
Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt
Slavia Prague v Chelsea

Semi-final draw
Napoli or Arsenal v Villarreal or Valencia

Benfica or Eintracht Frankfurt v Slavia Prague or Chelsea

Shamrock Rovers will retain their place at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table, if they beat Sligo Rovers in Tallaght this evening.

Second place Bohemians hope to continue their unbeaten start, when they play Cork City at Turners Cross.

Champions Dundalk go to the Brandywell to face Derry City.

Kildare footballers trained last night ahead of tomorrow’s Division 2 game against Tipperary in St. Conleth’s Park at 2.30pm.

The team will be announced at 9pm tonight and will be available on and Kfm twitter @kfmsport

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

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
Reminder: this evening’s Weekend Preview from 6.30 will analyze all the weekend Kildare sport.


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