Rugby

Ireland have lost the first test of the summer tour of New Zealand on a 42-19 scoreline in Auckland.

Keith Earls touched down for Ireland early on – but the All Blacks had four tries on the board by half-time.

Garry Ringrose went over early in the second half for Ireland, but New Zealand would add another two tries – with Ardie Savea getting his second.

Ireland’s third try came late on from Bundee Aki, but ultimately it was a 23 point defeat.

Johnny Sexton will miss the second test after retiring in the first half for a head injury assessment.

Soccer

The FAI has given its full support to Vera Pauw after she revealed she was raped by a prominent Dutch football official while she was still a player.

The Republic of Ireland manager also revealed that she was the victim of two sexual assaults from two other men working within the Dutch game.

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Pauw says the Dutch FA failed to deal adequately with her complaints, which she has taken to the police in her native Netherlands.

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Shamrock Rovers remain ten-points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division following last night’s 1-0 win at Finn Harps.

Second placed Dundalk beat UCD 3-0. St Patrick’s Athletic defeated Drogheda 3-0.

Derry City came away from Dalymount Park with a 3-2 win over Bohemians.

This evening, Damien Duff’s Shelbourne go to Sligo Rovers.

Kick-off at the Showgrounds is at 7.45pm.

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Cork City remain four points clear at the top of the First Division following their 3-1 win at 10-man Bray.

Galway United ended Waterford’s eight-game winning streak with a 1-0 win of their own at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Wexford stay fifth following a 3-1 win at home to Athlone.

And Shane Keegan’s first game in charge of Cobh ended in a 2-0 defeat at home to Treaty United.

GAA

Clare are hoping to reach the All-Ireland hurling final this evening for the first time since they lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup nine years ago.

They go up against a Kilkenny team who’ve been absent from hurling’s showpiece since 2019.

Throw-in at Croke Park is at 5.30pm.

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The knockout phase in the Glen Dimplex Senior Camogie Championship will be finalised this afternoon.

Waterford and Tipperary currently occupy Group 1’s quarter-final spots, and they’re away to Clare and Cork respectively.

Wexford and Dublin meet at Bellefield, and can also qualify if those above them slip up.

It’s a straight shootout for the remaining quarter-final place in Group 2, with Antrim facing Limerick at Corrigan Park.

Galway and Kilkenny will decide who goes through to the semi-finals automatically.

While the loser of Down and Offaly’s game will be doomed to a relegation playoff.

Golf

Seamus Power is aiming to topple overnight leader Jorge Campillo on day three of the Irish Open.

The Waterford golfer tees off from 8-under par, 3 shots off the lead.

Shane Lowry has moved to 7 under par after 11 holes, with Padraig Harrington now two-under through seven.

Hockey

Four years on from reaching the final, Ireland’s women are back at a World Cup.

And they start this edition as they finished the last – playing the Netherlands.

Tip-off in that Pool A encounter in Amstelveen is at 6.30pm.

The other game in the pool is underway at 3.30pm, and sees Germany play Chile.

Tennis

The Wimbledon last-16 line-ups will be completed later.

Women’s top seed Iga Swiatek is on a 37-match unbeaten run ahead of her Court 1 date with Alizé Cornet.

Two-time former champion Petra Kvitova takes on this year’s fourth seed Paula Badosa.

And Coco Gauff plays fellow American, Amanda Anisimova.

 

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