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Tues pm Sport: GAA Upholds Carlow Suspensions; Kildare Footballers Prepare for Longford.

: 05/21/2019 - 17:03

It's reported that Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien has had his 20 weeks suspension upheld by Central Appeals Committee.

The CAC has also upheld the 12-week suspensions doled out to coach Steven Poacher and midfielder Brendan Murphy.

All three were guilty of incidents arising from their League defeat to Down in March.

Their cases went all the way to the Disputes Resolution Authority, who referred them back to the CAC.

Carlow begin their Leinster Championship campaign against Meath on Saturday.

Rob Kearney's name was notable by its absence from the list of players awarded new Leinster contracts today.

The 33-year old full-back's current deal is set to expire after the World Cup in the autumn.

Cian Healy has signed a new two-year contract with Leinster and the IRFU.

The 31-year-old loose-head prop has been capped 88 times by Ireland and won three Six Nations titles and four European Cup medals with Leinster.

Leinster have, also, confirmed the return of winger Cian Kelleher after three-seasons with Connacht.

Tottenham Hotspur have received a major boost with the news Harry Kane is likely to be available for the Champions League Final against Liverpool in Madrid on June 1st.

The England skipper damaged ankle ligaments in the first leg of the quarter final against Manchester City in early April.

Arsenal have confirmed that Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be part of their squad to play Chelsea in the Europa League Final.

With tensions high between his homeland and Azerbaijan, the club is concerned for his safety in the final host city Baku.

Two of the top five clash at Richmond Park in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this evening when Saint Pat's host Derry City,.

Kildare footballers begin a final week of training ahead of next Sunday’s Leinster Quarter final against Longford in O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

Kfm will have commentary of the match in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown

The game throws in at 4 o’clock and will be precede at 2pm by Laois vs Westmeath

Tonight’s club fixtures:
Haven Hire Senior Hurling Leagues all games at 7.30
Div 1
Celbridge V Naas
Éire Óg Corra Choill V Coill Dubh
Clane V Confey postponed
Leixlip V Ardclough

Div. 3 Kill V Naas 19:30, Ref: John Mc Loughlin

Reserve Football League Div. 5A: Carbury, Carbury V Naas

There's an eight-race card at Sligo this evening where the first if off at 5pm.


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