Galway claims the Connacht title, Derry battles Donegal


Derry lead Donegal 1:06 to 0:06 as the second half of this afternoon’s Ulster Senior Football Final has just started.

After ten minutes without a result, the game came alive when Niall Loughlin netted for Oak Leaf County. Derry is looking to win its first provincial title since 1998.

Galway are the Connacht Senior Football Champions for the 48th time this afternoon. They defeated Roscommon in the finals 2-19 to 2-16.

Shane Walsh and Patrick Kelly with the goals for the home team at Pearse Stadium. With this victory, the tribesmen join Mayo at the top of the province’s roll of honor.

There were victories for Westmeath, Offaly and Carlow in the southern part of the Tailteann Cup this afternoon.

Lake County passed Laois 1-13, 0-13, though both teams went down to 14 men.

Offaly defeated Wicklow 0-18 to 0-10 at O’Connor Park and Carlow came from behind to beat Tipperary 1-12 to 1-10 at Netwatch Cullen Park.

The quarter-final draw will take place tomorrow.


Legendary flat jockey Lester Piggott has died aged 86. He died peacefully in Switzerland.

Piggott won the Epsom Derby a record nine times and has ridden over 5,000 winners worldwide.

He had an impressive partnership with Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien and has been associated with champion horses such as ‘Nijinksky’ and ‘Sir Ivor’. Allegedly and Royal Academy.


Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield have kicked off what has been dubbed ‘football’s most valuable game’ as the Championship play-off final is underway.

The winner is believed to be set to benefit around £170m at Wembley – and play in the Premier League next season. After 20 minutes of play, it is goalless in London.

Manchester United have confirmed Ralf Rangnick won’t stay at the club after landing the job as Austria manager.

The German took over as interim boss last November until the end of the Premier League season.

Rangnick was to stay on as an advisor after Erik ten Hag’s appointment.

formula One

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez leads the rain-delayed Monaco Grand Prix as the race draws to a close on the Mediterranean coast.

The Mexican leads Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, while reigning world champion Max Verstappen sits in third ahead of hometown boy Charles Leclerc


Novak Djokovic is in the quarterfinals of the French Open. The world number one won 6: 1, 6: 3, 6: 3 against Diego Schwartzman from Argentina in two sets.

Djokovic will face either Rafa Nadal or Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in the last four.
They have just started their fourth round game

In the women’s tournament, USA’s Coco Gauff has reached the quarterfinals for the second year in a row after beating Elise Mertens in straight sets.


Ryan Fox and Victory Perez face off in a playoff to see who will be crowned the winner of this year’s Dutch Open. Fox doubled the final bogey to give Perez a chance to force the extra holes.

Padraig Harrington is in eighth place with seven-under par and going into the final round of Michigan’s Senior PGA Championship, five shots behind leader Stephen Ames.

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