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Wednesday Afternoon Sport: Pat Smullen Dies Aged 43 & Gareth Bale Could Be Returning To Tottenham Hotspur.

: 09/16/2020 - 12:34


Legendary Jockey Pat Smullen has died, aged 43, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

During his 26-year career, the head jockey for Curragh trainer Dermot Weld for many years, won 9 Irish Jockeys' championships, 12 European Classics, 8 Royal Ascot winners, the Irish Derby, the 2016 Epsom Derby for Weld, on Harzand, and more than 1,900 races worldwide.

During his illness he raised hundreds of thousands of euro for cancer research.

A native of Rhode, Co. Offaly, he is survived by his wife Frances & children Hannah, Paddy & Sarah.


Gareth Bale's agent says his client wants to return to Tottenham Hotspur.

Talks are underway about a potential move back to North London.

Bale left Spurs for Real Madrid in 2013, but has been left in the cold in Spain by head coach Zinedine Zidane.


There's another five Premier League clubs involved in second round action of the E-F-L Cup including all three newly promoted clubs.

At 6pm - West Brom welcome Harrogate while at 7, Fulham kick-off away to Ipswich Town.

At 7:45 Leeds United entertain Yorkshire rivals Hull City and Southampton host Brentford.

In the late kick-off at 8:15 - Everton entertain League Two side Salford at Goodison Park.



Last night's local results:

In the Joe Fox Tool and Plant Hire Reserve C Championship:

St. Kevins 4-9 Celbridge 3-3   

Reserve D:

Two Mile House 2-14 St. Laurences 1-14  
In the Manguard Plus Minor Football A Championship:

Kilcullen 2-8 Athy 1-8  

Group C:

Eadestown 4-15 O'Tooles 2-9  
St. Edwards 10-21 Naas 0-8   
Suncroft 0-12 Round Towers 2-6   
Fr. Prendergast Gaels 0-12 Rathangan 0-11

Senior Ladies Football Championship:

Group A

Sarsfields 2-12 Leixlip 2-10
Eadestown received w/o from Moorefield.
Group B

Suncroft 0-11 Confey 5-17
St Laurences 0-12 Carbury 2-09

Senior semi finals Sat 19th Sept
Confey v Sarsfields
Eadestown v Carbury

Intermediate Ladies Football Championship

Group A

Kilcock 2-10 Kilcullen 2-11
Trinity Gaels 1-03 Naas 5-17
Group B

Maynooth 5-22 Clane 2-08
Monasterevin 2-07 Balyna 3-10
Intermediate semi finals Sat 19th Sept
Maynooth v Kilcock
Kilcullen v Balyna
Junior A

Cappagh 1-06 Na Fianna 2-08
Rathangan 3-04 Kill 3-20
Kill straight through to final.
Na Fianna and Rathangan finished 2nd and 3rd in group and will contest semi final on Sat 19th Sept.
Junior B

Ballymore 0-22 Raheens 4-10
Athy 2-13 Round Towers 1-12
Castlemitchell 3-07 Celbridge 3-10
Junior C Group A

Naas (2) 4-09 St Laurences (2) 2-04
Castledermot 1-05 Two Mile House 6-10
Junior C Group B

Caragh 5-08 Moorefield (2) 3-04
Sallins 3-12 Rathcoffey 1-08
Ellistown 1-16 Sarsfields (2) 0-10


Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal has pulled out of the race ahead of mammoth stage 17 in the Alps - which started in the last half hour.

The Team Ineos rider was 16th overall - 19 minutes and four seconds behind the race leader.

Bernal says pulling out early was the "right decision" for him in the circumstances.

Ireland's Sam Bennett is with the peleton and holding a 45 point lead with the green jersey in the points classification.


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