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Big Rugby Weekend Begins Tonight & 5 Kildare Teams in Weekend Action

: 02/23/2018 - 17:18

Ireland captain Rory Best took the team for his captain's run this morning,

Out-half Johnny Sexton had treatment on his back before re-joining the group and practising his kicking at the end of the session.

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France host Italy in Marseilles this evening with both teams chasing their first wins in this year's Championship.

Ireland's under-20s play Wales at Donnybrook at a quarter-past-seven.

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Andrew Trimble is in on the wing for the injured Craig Gilroy for Ulster's trip to Scarlets in the PRO-14 tomorrow.

Connacht have been boosted by the return to fitness of full-back Tiernan O'Halloran and prop Denis Buckley for their game against Benetton.

Ireland centre Garry Ringrose continues his comeback from an ankle injury in Leinster's game against the Southern Kings at the RDS tonight.

Munster's game against Glasgow will be Simon Zebo’s final outing before his move to French side Racing 92.

Arsenal will play AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League.

The first leg will be at the San Siro on the 8th March, with the return leg in London a week later.

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Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers will aiming for their first win of the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season when they meet in Tallaght tonight.

Champions Cork City host Waterford.

Sligo Rovers play Derry City.

Bray Wanderers are home to St Patrick's Athletic.

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At the Winter Olympics, Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva (pron Na Des Da Ser-geeeva) tested positive for a banned heart drug.

Curler Alexander Krushelnitsky (pron: krooshel-nit-ski) was stripped of his bronze medal yesterday over another failed test.

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It’s a big weekend for Kildare GAA this weekend, with five county teams in action.

Kildare’s senior footballers play Donegal in Fr. Tierney Park, Ballyshannon in the Allianz National Football League Division 1 at 2pm on Sunday.

The team is expected to be announced at around 9pm tonight and will be available on twitter @kfmsport.  

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

The county’s senior hurlers play Carlow in Round 4 of Division 2A of the Allianz National Hurling League also on Sunday in Netwatch Cullen Park is at 2pm

Updates with Shauna Mackey. 

In the Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3, Kildare play Longford on Sunday in Hawkfield at 2 pm. Updates with Tara Byrne. 

In the Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division 2, Kildare play Dublin on Sunday. 

Tomorrow, Kildare’s Minor Camogie Team plays Antrim in the All Ireland B Camogie Championship at 2.30pm in Hawkfield.

Updates of both games on Sportsbeat.

 

The GAA's Annual Congress begins in Croke Park this evening.

The prohibition of sponsorship from betting companies is among the motions for debate.

Two Kildare boxers involved in the National Elite Finals tomorrow night.

Niamh Early (Royston BC) boxes Ceire Smith from Virginia/DCU in the Women’s 51kg while Kildare native Dervla Duffy (now boxing out of Mulhuddart) will face Michaela Walsh (Monkstown) in the Women’s 57kg.

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Ruby Walsh won't be making his long-awaited return to action this weekend.

The champion jockey has been sidelined since suffering a broken leg in a fall at Punchestown on November 18th.

He says he'll be back in time for the Cheltenham Festival.

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There is an eight-race card at Dundalk this evening, where the first is off at 5.30.

Reminder: Weekend Sport Preview programme this evening from 6.25pm previews all the weekend Kildare action.

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