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Thurs pm Sport: Sport Ireland Backs Ross FAI Letter; Dundalk in Champions League Qualifying Tonight: Pro 14 Fixtures Announced

: 07/17/2019 - 17:13

Sport Ireland has "no difficulty" with Minister for Sport Shane Ross's statement regarding the position of the president of the Football Association of Ireland

Speaking at the Oireachtas Sports Committee, Kieran Mulvey said Sport Ireland agreed with the minister's views.

Members of Sport Ireland appeared, today, before the Oireachtas Committee on Sport regarding the governance review of the FAI.

Social Democrat North Kildare TD Catherine Murphy, (***who will be on Kfm's Kildare Today, Thursday 9.25am) also called on the Oireachtas committee to write to the FAI to insist that members of the Soccer Writers' of Ireland and the Association of Sports Journalists be admitted to the FAI's AGM this month.

In his opening statment to the Committee, John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sports Ireland told members that they understood the ongoing investigation into matters relating to the FAI by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) "is serious and will be very substantial".

He told the committee that a decision to restore funding will only be considered when the structures, controls and governance arrangements in place within the FAI are appropriate,".

 

West Ham have broken their transfer record to sign French striker Sebastian Heller.

They've paid Eintracht Frankfurt 45-million euro for Heller's services.

Newcastle have confirmed Steve Bruce will take over as their new head coach.

He leaves Sheffield Wednesday to replace Rafa Benitez on a three-year contract.

In tonight's second leg first qualifying round in the Champions League, Dundalk need to score away to Riga to progress following last week's scoreless draw at Oriel Park.

Kick off in Riga is at 6.30.

Celtic's progress to the second qualifying round meanwhile should be a formality.

They hold a 3-1 lead over FK Sarajevo going into tonight's second leg at Parkhead at 7.45.

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Leinster's defence of their Pro 14 title will begin away to Benetton on Saturday September 28th

Connacht and Munster will begin on the same day, away to Scarletts and at home to the Dragons respectively.

Ulster play Ospreys on the Friday night at Kingspan Stadium.

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Wexford hope to avoid a third consecutive final defeat in the Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under-20 Hurling championship.

They play DJ Carey's Kilkenny at Innovate Wexford Park at 7.30.
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Frankie Dettori makes his debut and has four rides in today’s racing in Killarney from 5.55pm.

There’s also racing in Fairyhouse from 5.40pm

 

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