SOCCER

Dundalk lost 3-0 to Arsenal in their Europa League Group B match at the Emirates Stadium last night.

Eddie Nketiah (pr: En-ket-ee-ah), Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe (pr: Nick-o-la Pep-ay) were on the mark for the Gunners.

Dundalk became the first team in Europa League history not to concede a free kick in a match.

And interim head coach Filippo Giovagnoli (pr: Joe-van-neeoli) says that’s admirable.


Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta was delighted with the professional way his side went about their business.

Staying in Europe, Celtic lost a 2-0 lead as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Lille in Group H.

But manager Neil Lennon was delighted with the performance.

Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp in Group J, prompting manager Jose Mourinho to criticise his players.

Leicester City won 2-1 away to AEK Athens to jointly top Group G.

Rangers continued their winning start to Group D with a 1-nil victory at home to Lech Poznan.

Alfredo Morelos got the only goal of the game to equal the club’s European scoring record.

Manager Steven Gerrard says it’s an incredible achievement.

GAELIC GAMES

Former Brighton midfielder Dessie Hutchinson will make his Championship debut for Waterford tomorrow.

He’s been named in the full forward line for the Déise’s Munster senior hurling semi-final with Cork.

There’s also a first start for De La Salle’s Jack Fagan in the half forward line.

GOLF

Padraig Harrington will start round two of the Bermuda Championship on the US PGA Tour in a tie for 15th place on 4 under par.

American Peter Malnati leads on 8 under.

Seamus Power is 2 under par.

CYCLING

Dan Martin begins today’s tenth stage of the Vuelta a Espana third on general classification, and 28-seconds down on race leader Richard Carapaz.

Sam Bennett thought he’d won yesterday’s ninth stage, before later being relegated to last place for a shoulder barge.

RACING

A seven race card over jumps gets underway at Down Royal from 12.40.

The going there is yielding.

There are 8 races on the all weather track at Dundalk, beginning at 4.30.

In the UK…

Newmarket – heavy, they race from 12.35

Wetherby – good to soft, soft in places, starting at 11.55

Uttoxeter – soft, good to soft in places, the first is off at 12.15

Newcastle – standard, 4.15



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