Leinster denied victory in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup

rugby

Leinster was denied a record-breaking fifth Rugby Union European Champions Cup when he lost 24-21 to La Rochelle in the final.

They conceded a late try against last year’s runners-up in Marseille.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton scored six penalties.

Soccer

Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid has been postponed amid chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France.

There were chaotic scenes outside the stadium in the hours leading up to the game and the stadium announcer confirmed at 20.46 local time – 14 minutes before kick-off – that the game had been postponed.

The game was postponed by a total of 36 minutes.

There were large patches of empty seats as the original kick-off time ticked by and ticked by, with long queues forming due to a clear lack of organisation.

GAA

Kerry easily defended his Munster Senior Football title this afternoon.

They sauntered to an 83rd provincial success with a 1-28, 0-8 win over Limerick.

Killan Spillane, starting in place of the injured David Clifford, kicked in for the Kingdom at Fitzgerald Stadium to make it 3-1

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In the final of the Leinster Football Championship, Dublin were back on top form with a win over Kildare at Croke Park.

Two goals from Cormac Costello sent Dessie Farrell’s men on their way to a 12th consecutive title.

Other goals for Dublin came from Con O’Callaghan, John Small and Ciaran Kilkenny.

The blitz of the goal in the first half led Dublin to a 5-17 to 1-15 victory.

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Dublin has prevented Meath from achieving a clean trophy win at the Women’s Football Championship.

The Royals were recently looking to add a Leinster football title to their National League and All Ireland crowns.

Hannah Tyrell’s penalty, however, helped the Dubs to a 7-1, 5-1 victory over their provincial playoff rivals.

Cork had previously been victorious in the Munster final.

They edged out their rival Kerry by going 2-11 to 1-9 at Killarney.

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The actual first round of the Tailteann Cup started this afternoon.

There was a win for the home side at the Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada where Leitrim defeated Antrim 2-14, 1-12.

Meanwhile, favorite Cavan edged past Ulster side Down 0-24 to 1-12.

formula One

Charles Leclerc will be on pole for his home race after a chaotic end to qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

He shares the front row with Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz while Sergio Perez – who suffered a crash towards the end of the session – finished third.

Brit Lewis Hamilton qualified eighth – two places behind fellow Audi driver George Russell.

Lando Norris starts the race for McLaren from fifth place on the grid.

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