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Monday AM Sport: Republic Of Ireland Can Secure Automatic Qualification For Euro 2020 With Win Over Danes Tonight.

: 11/18/2019 - 08:40

SOCCER

The Republic of Ireland can secure automatic qualification for Euro 2020 tonight.

Mick McCarthy's side will advance to next summer's tournament with a win over Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

It's almost two years to the day that the Danes ended Ireland's hopes of reaching the last World Cup, with a 5-1 thrashing at Lansdowne Road.

Seamus Coleman is out through suspension, Shane Duffy is set to wear the armband for the first time.

The Derry native says it will be a proud moment.

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England will be top seeds at next summer's finals.

They secured top spot in Group A, yesterday evening, with a 4-nil win over Kosovo.

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Arsenal beat Spurs 2-0 in the Women's Super League yesterday.

Irish captain Katie McCabe provided the assist for Vivianne Miedema to score the second goal.

38,262 fans were in attendance, setting a new crowd record for the Women's domestic game in England.

RUGBY

22-year-old fly-half Conor Fitzgerald came off the bench yesterday to kick the winning penalty as Connacht beat Montpellier, in the midst of an injury crisis.

23-20 was the final score at the Sportsground, the westerners secured a clean sweep for the Irish sides in the opening weekend of the Heineken Champions Cup.

On Saturday, Ulster beat Bath, Leinster got the better of Benetton, and Munster enjoyed victory over Ospreys.

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It's understood Saracens are to drop their planned appeal against a breach of the Premiership's salary cap.

The European champions were fined £5.4 million, and deducted 35 points earlier this month.

At the time, club chairman Nigel Wray described the punishment as "absolutely devastating".

Today is the deadline for the team to officially serve notice of appeal.

GAA

Local GAA results

In the Tony Donohoe U21 A Championship Semi-Final Replay:

Celbridge 4-7 Moorefield 0-10

Celbridge will play Naas in the final next Sunday 24th November.

Tony Donohue U21 B Football Championship Final, after extra time:

Athy 1-18 Ballymore Eustace 1-13.

Tony Donohue U21 C Football Championship Final:

Rathangan 2-3 Two Mile House 3-12

U17 C Football Championship Final:

Carbury 2-11 St. Edwards 1-9

AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final:

Naas 1-13 Tullaroan of Kilkenny, 3-17

Haven Hire U21 B Hurling Championship Final:

Clane 2-10 Leixlip 1-7

Join Eoin Beatty from 6.25pm this evening, where all Kildare GAA action will be reviewed.

SNOOKER

Judd Trump retained his Northern Ireland Open crown with a 9-7 victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan at Belfast's Waterfront Hall, last night.

The world champion hit four centuries as he repeated his 2018 win over O'Sullivan to secure his third ranking title of the season.

GOLF

Shane Lowry sits fourth in the Race to Dubai rankings after Tommy Fleetwood won the Nedbank Challenge after a playoff at Sun City in South Africa, yesterday.

The British Open champion is just less than 1,200 points behind leader Bernd Wiesberger of Austria.

Englishman Fleetwood is second, ahead of Irish Open champion Spaniard Jon Rahm.

TENNIS

Stefanos Tsitsipas won the ATP tennis finals title last night after he beat Austrian Dominic Thiem in a deciding set tie-break in London.

It is the Greek's biggest tournament win of his career on his debut at the end of season event.

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