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Wednesday Lunchtime Sport: Micheál Donoghue Resigns As Galway Hurling Manager And Joe Schmidt To Name His Team Later For World Cup Warm-Up.

: 08/21/2019 - 13:31

Former Galway hurling boss Cyril Farrell says Micheál Donoghue's decision to step down as manager is a "shock".

Donoghue led the Tribesmen to the All-Ireland title in 2017 and also landed Leinster and League crowns during his four years in charge.

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Locally, last night, in the Pittman Traffic IFC, Group 3 Round 2:

It was Allenwood 2-13, Milltown 0-8.

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Republic of Ireland under-19 striker Jonathan Afolabi has signed for Scottish champions Celtic.

He's signed a three-year contract with the Hoops after being released by Southampton this summer.

The teenager will be linking up with his Ireland under-19 teammates Barry Coffey and Luca Connell at Parkhead.

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Jadon Sancho has agreed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund worth about 190-thousand pounds a week, including bonuses.

The 19-year-old England winger, who was the subject of summer interest from Manchester United, scored 13 goals last season as the Bundesliga club finished second behind Bayern Munich.

Sancho also scored in their opening league game - Saturday's 5-1 win over Augsburg.

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Wales captain Ashley Williams has been left out of the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan in Cardiff next month.

The defender is currently without a club after being released by Everton.

Manager Ryan Giggs has called up three uncapped players in Swansea City defender Joe Rodon, Wigan striker Kiefer Moore and on-loan Lincoln midfielder Joe Morrell.

Meanwhile Aaron Ramsey is back in the squad after his return from injury.

RUGBY

Joe Schmidt will reveal his team later ahead of Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against England at Twickenham.

Leinster's Ross Byrne is expected to get the chance to impress at out-half with Ireland likely to take three number 10s to Japan.

Johnny Sexton sat out yesterday's training session in Portugal with soreness along with Robbie Henshaw, Keith Earls and James Ryan.

SHOW JUMPING

After the dressage team sealed their places at next year's Olympics yesterday, Ireland's show-jumping team begin their bid to qualify for Tokyo today.

Peter Moloney, Cian O'Connor, Shane Sweetnam and Darragh Kenny represent the European champions at the Olympic qualifier in Rotterdam.

Three Olympic spots will be decided over the next three days.

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