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Gaelic games

Munster hurling final

Limerick have made history by becoming the first side to win six consecutive Munster Senior Hurling championships.

It is the third year in a row that Clare have been beaten by Limerick in the Munster final.

In a fiery encounter, Clare’s Peter Duggan and Limerick’s Gearoid Hegarty traded goals. But it was the Treaty who ran out six-point winners on a score-line of Clare 1-20 Limerick 1-26.

Throw-in was delayed by 30 minutes due to a major power cut in the area.

Tailteann Cup

Laois are through to the quarter-finals of the Tailteann Cup.

Mark Timmons found the back of the net as they beat New York 1-13 to 1-9 at O’Moore Park today.

While Antrim enjoyed a 3-11 to 2-10 win over London at Corrigan Park.

Women’s football

In the TG4 Senior Football Championship, All-Ireland champions Dublin have beaten Mayo 1-10 to 5 points.

Carla Rowe with the goal for the Dubs at Parnell Park.

Elsewhere Cork have beaten Laois on a scoreline of 6-13 to 1-5 at O’Moore Park.

And Donegal and Kerry played out a 1-6 to 0-9 draw in Ballybofey earlier.

Athletics

At the European Championships in Rome, Ireland’s Ciara Mageean will race for gold in the women’s 1500 metres this evening. Also lining up in that race will be Sarah Healy.

Meanwhile, Mark Smyth produced his season’s best run to qualify for the men’s semi-final of the 200 metres this morning.

Nicola Tuthill qualified for tomorrow night’s final of the hammer throw.

Elsewhere, Rhasidat Adeleke, Sharlene Mawdsley and Sophie Becker compete in the semi-finals of the women’s 400 metres.

Thomas Barr is into the men’s 400-metre hurdle after winning his heat earlier today.

Tennis

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz has defeated German Alexander Zverev to win the French Open.

Hockey

The Memorial Tournament is taking place in Dublin, Ohio this weekend.

Rory McIlroy will get his final round underway from 2-under-par, whilst Shane Lowry is at 1 under, whilst Seamus Power is a shot further back on even par.

McIlroy and Lowry will tee off together at 5.30pm Irish time while Power will be out 30 minutes earlier. Scottie Scheffler leads by four shots on 10-under.

Formula 1

Mercedes driver George Russell will start this evening’s Canadian Grand Prix from pole position.

He’ll be alongside F1 world championship leader Max Verstappen on the front row.

Lando Norris will begin the race from third, with Lewis Hamilton seventh.

Charles Leclerc – who won in Monaco last time out – could only qualify 11th.

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