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Friday Lunchtime Sport: Kenny Will Stay On As Dublin Senior Hurling Manager And Ireland Gear-Up To Take On England.

: 08/23/2019 - 13:45

GAELIC GAMES

Mattie Kenny has confirmed that he'll be staying on as Dublin senior hurling manager next year.

The back-to-back All-Ireland Club winning boss had been linked with the now vacant job in his native Galway following Michael Donoghue's resignation this week.

But Kenny says he'll be sticking with Dublin for the second of his three year term.

 

Tonight's local GAA fixtures:

2019 Haven Hire Senior Hurling Championship Section B

Venue: Manguard Plus, Hawkfield, Clane V Coill Dubh @ 8pm
Venue: Naas, Confey GAA V Celbridge @ 8pm

2019 Joe Fox Tool and Plant Hire Reserve B Football Championship Semi Final
Venue: Straffan, Kilcock V Eadestown @ 7pm

2019 Joe Fox Tool and Plant Hire Reserve D Football Championship Semi Final
Venue: Paddy Martin Memorial Park, Ballyteague V Monasterevan @ 7.30pm

2019 Tom Cross Junior Football Championship Section B
Venue: Raheens GAA, Ballykelly V Rathcoffey @ 8pm

Eoin Beatty, on this evening's Sports Preview Show from 6.30pm, will look look ahead to all of the weekend's fixures

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GOLF

Rory McIlroy is one shot off the lead heading into day two of the season-ending Tour Championship.

The former world number one opened with a superb round of 66 in Atlanta to remain within touching distance of Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele.

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SOCCER

Holders Dundalk make the trip to Derry City

In the second-round of the F-A-I Cup this evening:

Dundalk play Derry.

Cork City play Galway.

U-C-D play St Pat's

Bohemians play Longford

Shamrock Rovers take on Drogheda

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Aston Villa look for their first win of the Premier League season this evening.

They play Everton at 8pm.

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ((pron: olly gunner sol-shah)) has called on the appropriate authorities to do something about the trolls on social media.

It's after midfielder Paul Pogba was subjected to racist abuse on Twitter following his penalty miss in the game against Wolves on Monday night.

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RUGBY

Ireland have the chance to become's rugby's top ranked team tomorrow.

Joe Schmidt's side would move to the summit of the standings for the first time if they beat England at Twickenham.

Ireland were 24-15 victors on their last visit to London

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The Heineken Champions Cup fixtures for the upcoming season have been released.

Leinster host Benetton in their opening Pool One game on Saturday November 16th.

Munster travel to Ospreys and Ulster take a trip to Bath on the same day.

Connacht begin their European campaign with Montpellier visiting the Sportsgrounds on Sunday November 17th.

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RACING

There's a seven race card in Killarney this afternoon from a quarter-to-five while there's also racing at The Currragh where action gets underway 25 minutes later.

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