This Weekend in Sport

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This week there’s plenty in store for all sports fans. Saturday marks round 4 of the English Premier League as well as the rematch of the GAA football All-Ireland. Meanwhile in golf news, today marks the first date of the KLM Open running until Sunday. For the betters out there we have all the fixtures for the Longines Irish Champions weekend as well as the greyhound racing fixtures. Jot down those kickoff times and suss where you’ll be watching on with a pint in hand…

GAA

Men’s All-Ireland Football Final (Replay)

Saturday the Kingdom will be squaring up to the boys in blue for the All-Ireland football rematch. Having tied with the Dublin side one man down after Johnny Cooper was sent off at the end first half of the match, Kerry will have to face a determined Dublin team this weekend.
Kick off @ 6:00pm, Croke Park

Ladies All-Ireland Football Final

On Sunday, the capital is again set to face off for the championship, this time against the ladies Galway team. Dublin captain Sinead Aherne is looking to lead her team to a three-in-a-row win against the tribesmen.
Kick off @ $:00pm, Croke Park

Football

English Premier League

Saturday marks match-day four out of 38 for the English Premier League. It all kicks of as Newcastle United to face off against league table toppers Liverpool. Given that Liverpool have yet to lose to Newcastle at Anfield in their last 23 Premier League meetings, Steve Bruce’s side will be happy to come away with anything from this tough fixture.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have lost three of their last five league home games. Facing off against Leicester City, who are currently 3rd on the league table, will provide a serious challenge given the Leicester side are unbeaten in their last 5 league games

Meanwhile, Spurs defender Vertonghen (Jan) is off the benches and back on the 11. Commentators are speculating that with Sanchez in Venezuela late Tuesday night, his chances of starting for the Palace game are strong.

On Sunday, Arsenal face off against Watford. Though the gunners have won 3 of the last 4 times for this fixture, they have conceded 6 goals in their last 3 games this season. However, the side is in good fortune with Rob Holding returning to full training as well as the news that Joe Willcock is expected to be in full form ahead of the upcoming match. With Quique Sanchez Flores reclaiming the head coach mantle for Watford, after the sacking Javi Gracia, this is set to be an interesting match.

Saturday Fixtures –
Liverpool v Newcastle United @Anfield
Kickoff – 12:30pm

Manchester United v Leicester City @ Old Trafford
Kick-off – 3:00pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea @Molineux Stadium
Kickoff – 3:00pm

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Kickoff – 3:00pm

Norwich City v Manchester City @ Carrow Road
Kickoff – 5:30pm

Sheffield United v Southampton @ Bramall Lane
Kickoff – 3:00pm

Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley @ American Express Community Stadium
Kickoff – 3:00pm

Sunday fixtures –

AFC Bournemouth v Everton @ Vitality Stadium
Kickoff – 2:00pm

Watford v Arsenal @ Vicarage Road Stadium
Kickoff – 4:30pm

Golf

KLM Open

The 100th European Tour KLM Open kicks off in the Netherlands today. The golf event runs until this Sunday. You can find the leaderboard here and the tee times here. As of the midway point of the first round today, Callum Shinkin was the clubhouse leader.

Horse Racing

Longine’s Irish Champions Weekend, Day 1 @ Leopardstown

The first day of the Irish Champions weekend opens to the public at 11am at Leopardstown racecourse. This is set to be a stellar race weekend for the world-renowned event, with previous winners including the Champion 3yo Filly in Europe Snow Fairy and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Sea the Stars. The first race kicks off at around 1.55pm and the last race starts at approximately 6.00pm. Get tickets here.

  • 1.55pm The Ballylinch Stud EBF Ingabelle Stakes (Listed)
  • 2.30pm – The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Petingo’ Handicap
  • 3.05pm – The KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes (Group 2)
  • 3.40pmThe Paddy Power Betting Shop Stakes (Group 3)
  • 4.15pm – The QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)
  • 4.50pm – The Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes (Group 2)
  • 5.25pm – The Coolmore ‘Fastnet Rock’ Matron Stakes (Group 1)
  • 6.00pm – The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Sovereign Path’ Handicap

Longine’s Irish Champions Weekend, Day 2 @ The Curragh

The second day of the champions weekend takes place in Kildare’s Curragh. This date marks the Pat Smullen Cancer Trials charity race with a star-studded cast of jockies set to get back in the saddle in aid of pancreatic cancer research. Gates will be open from 11:30am, with a Heritage Tour led by Jim Kavanagh kicking off the festivities at noon before the races start. Book tickets here.

  • 12.30pmPaddy Power Winning Line – Champions Quarter
  • 1.20pm EBF Bold Lad Premier Handicap 6f
  • 1.55pmMoyglare “Jewels” Blandford Stakes (Group 2)
  • 2.25pmDerrinstown Stud Flying Five (Group 1)   
  • 3.00pmMoyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1)
  • 3.20pm – Longines Prize of Elegance Announced
  • 3.35pm – Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes (Group 1)
  • 4.10pm  Comer Group International Irish St Leger (Group 1) 
  • 4.50pm The Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland
  • 5.25pm Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes
  • 6.00pm EBF Northfields Premier Handicap 10f

Greyhound Racing

This weekend has plenty of fixtures for the betters out there. Two semi-final races take place on Saturday at Shelbourne Park, with a prize fund of over €300,000 at stake. Kilkenny’s Sophie’s Man will be running for trap two after securing a time of 29.45 seconds in the quarter final. Follow the link for each stadium to get more detailed information on the race cards.

Saturday September 14th

Dundalk
12 races
First race @ 19:50, Last race @ 22:35

Limerick
10 races
First race @ 19:39, Last race @ 21:52

Drumbo Park
11 races
First race @ 20:05, Last race @ 22:35

Galway
9 races
First race @ 19:52, Last race @ 21:52

Shelbourne Park
11 races
First race @ 19:55, Last race @ 22:30

Curraheen Park
11 races
First race @ 19:50, Last race @ 22:20

Waterford
10 races
First race @ 19:46, Last race @ 22:01

Sunday September 15th

Clonmel
9 races
First race @ 19:30, Last race @ 21:30

Tralee
8 races
First race @ 18:36 Last race @ 20:32

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