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Thurs pm Sport: Mixed Fitness News for Liverpool Ahead of Champions League Final; Kildare Footballers Completing Prep for Sunday’s Longford Match.

: 05/23/2019 - 17:13

Naby Keita is unlikely to be fit for Saturday-week's Champions League final.

The Liverpool midfielder is training with the squad in Marbella this week, but manager Jurgen Klopp concedes Keita is some way off being fully fit.

However, Roberto Firmino seems bound to play in Madrid as he's likely to be training fully as soon as tomorrow having missed their last three-games of the season.

Paris Saint Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been charged with corruption.

He's been under investigation since March over the bidding process for the 2017 and 2019 athletics World Championships.

Doha won the right to host this year's Championships having missed out to London on the 2017 edition.

Investigators are looking at a pair of 3.5 million dollar payments made by an Al-Khelaifi owned company to a sports marketing firm.
Paul Dunne is two-shots off the lead on the opening day of the Made In Denmark, after a 3-under par opening round of 68.

Gavin Moynihan had a 3-over par 74.

There's a five-way tie for the lead with the English trio of Paul Waring, Tom Murray and Matthew Southgate, Spain’s Alejandro Canizares and Italy’s Edoardo Molinari – all 5 under.

Kildare will complete training preparations this evening for Sunday’s Leinster championship quarter final against Longford.

The game is in O’Connor Park, Tullamore at 4pm and Kfm will have commentary with in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

We’ll be previewing the match on tomorrow morning’s Kildare Today and tomorrow evening’s Weekend Preview from 6.30, with Eoin Beatty.

The Kildare minor hurling team to play Meath in the Leinster championship in St. Conleth’s Park on Saturday evening at 7 o’clock has been named.

1    Alo Hackett    Rathangan
2    Peter O’Donoghue    Naas
3    Matthew Eustace    Maynooth
4    Sean Conway    Naas
5    Paul Dolan    Eire óg Corra Choill
6    Cian Shanahan    Clane
7    Aidan Mooney    Clane
8    Ferran O'Sullivan    Naas
9    Conan Boran    Naas
10    Colmán O'Donovon    Celbridge
11    Rossa Stapleton    Naas
12    Jack Higgins    Eire Óg Corra Choill
13    Darragh Melville    Leixlip
14    Cathal McCabe    Maynooth
15    David Qualter    Maynooth
16    Keith O’Callaghan    Leixlip
17    Eoin Kelliher    Maynooth
18    Daragh McMahon    Kill
19    Johnny Owens    Celbridge
20    Matthew Whelan    Naas
21    Eoin McConnon    Sallins
22    Rossa O'Brien    Kilcock
23    Aidan O'Brien    Moorefield
24    Tadgh Halpin    Celbridge
Bainisteoir :   Cathal Fenton
Maor Foirne: Chris Murray
Selectors:       Eoin Stapleton/Paul Qualter

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in opening practice for Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver was fractionally quicker than Red Bull's Max Verstappen, with Valtteri Bottas third.

Less than a tenth of a second split the top three.

There's racing is inTipperary today, beginning at 5.05. WINNER


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