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Fri AM Sport: FAI To Investigate Motivational Video Played Before England Game & Kildare Hurlers Prepare To Face Down.

: 20/11/2020 - 08:12

 

SOCCER

The FAI are to investigate a motivational video played by Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny to his squad before the friendly match against England.

The video is believed to have included a reference to the 1916 Easter rising and footage of the win over England in 1988 and the Lansdowne Road riot of 1995.

Some disquiet from a non playing member of staff over the content is reported to have been raised with FAI administrators.

The Extra.ie FAI Cup quarter-finals resume this evening.

First up is the meeting of Finn Harps and league champions Shamrock Rovers in Ballybofey from 5.30.

Then at 7.45, Bohemians and Dundalk go head to head at Dalymount Park.

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GAA

The Kildare hurlers are continuing their preparations for Sunday's Christy Ring Cup Final against Down in Croke Park.

The game throws-in at 4pm and Kfm will have full commentary with Ger McNally and former Kildare star, Mark Moloney, in association with Hanlon Concrete Products, Robertstown

Kildare have already secured promotion to the Joe McDonagh Cup for next year.

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RUGBY

James Ryan will lead an Ireland captain's run for the first time today.

The side will reacquaint themselves with Twickenham ahead of tomorrow's Autumn Nations Cup game with England.

England head coach Eddie Jones has turned up the heat in his typical fashion, referring to the Ireland squad as the 'United Nations'.

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GOLF

Shane Lowry goes into the second round of the RSM Classic on the US PGA Tour just three shots off the lead.

The reigning Open champion is 3 under par.

Graeme McDowell is 2 under.

The joint-leaders on 6 under par in Georgia are Matt Wallace and Camilo Villegas

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RACING

There's an eight-race card at Gowran Park today, with the first off at quarter-to-12.

An eight-race programme at Dundalk gets underway at five-to-4.

 

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