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Thurs Lunch Update: Lahinch Golf Club Will Host the 2019 Dubai Irish Open & Sacked Offaly Football Manager Claims Backing of Players

: 05/17/2018 - 12:51

Lahinch Golf Club and Links in County Clare has been named as the venue for the 2019 Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open.

Paul McGinley will host the event which will be held just days before the British Open in Portrush.

The Flogas Irish Open begins today in Royal County Down Golf Club.  Naas golfers Robert Brazil and Jonathan Yates are in action.

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Offaly County Board removed Stephen Wallace from his post as county senior football manager last night.

The Kerry native has been relieved of his duties following Sunday's shock Leinster Championship defeat to Wicklow.

Wallace claims he had the full backing of the squad.

He also refutes the County Board's claims that his dismissal was due to a 12 week suspension for an incident during a Kerry intermediate club game.

Last nights Kildare GAA Club Results: 

Reserve Football League Div. 1

Celbridge 2-12 Kilcock 0-17

Naas 6-14 St. Kevins 0-7

Sarsfields 2-13 Moorefield 0-12

Clane 4-18 Athy 4-10

Div. 2 

Eadestown 3-11 Allenwood 1-14

Johnstownbridge 3-8 Round Towers 1-8

Carbury 6-10 Confey 0-6

Div. 3 Section A

Castledermot 1-14 Monasterevan 2-7

Kildangan 4-8 Ellistown 2-8

Section B 

Rathcoffey 2-12 Caragh 2-8

Sallins 6-14 Ballyteague 3-11

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Giuanluigi Buffon will play his final game for Juventus on Saturday.

Juventus paid Parma a record transfer fee of 23 million pounds for the World Cup winner in 2001.

The 40 year old captained Juve to a 7th successive Serie A title this season.

Martin O'Neill has escaped punishment for confronting the referee after he sent goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran off during the penalty shoot out in Ireland’s Under 17 defteat to the Netherlands.

UEFA have confirmed that Corcoran will receive a one match ban.

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Keith Earls has won the Zurich Irish Players’ Player of the Year award.

The Munster winger succeeds team-mate Conor Murray as Player of the Year.

Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale was named as the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year

 

Munster have signed former South Africa Under 20’s captain Arno Botha on a one year deal from London Irish.

The 26 year old back row won two caps with the Springboks in 2013.

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There's racing in Clonmel this evening from 5.20

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