Saturday sport: Clare beat Kilkenny in league final, Arsenal return to PL summit

Saturday Sport: Clare Beat Kilkenny In League Final, Arsenal Return To Pl Summit
Clare have won their first hurling league title since 2016 this evening. Photo: Inpho
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Clare have won their first hurling league title since 2016 this evening.

They survived a late fightback from Kilkenny to take the Division 1 crown by 3-16 to 1-20.


Eoin Cody had a late penalty saved as the Banner now prepare for the visit of Limerick in the Munster championship in two weeks time.


Premier League

Arsenal have retaken the lead in the Premier League title race this evening.

Goals from Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard helped Mikel Arteta's side stroll to a 3-0 win over Brighton.

Manchester City's hopes of retaining the Premier League title once again remain firmly alive after a 4-2 victory over Crystal Palace.


Kevin De Bruyne scored twice and got an assist to take the defending champions level on points with leaders Liverpool.

Everton took a huge step towards survival.

They beat 10-man Burnley 1-0 - but remain four points clear of the relegation zone after third-bottom Luton got past Bournemouth 2-1.

Ollie Watkins scored twice as Aston Villa played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Brentford.


Newcastle edged Fulham 1-0, with West Ham 2-1 winners over Wolves.

League of Ireland

Here at home, the Connacht derby in the SSE Airtricity Men's Premier Division between Sligo Rovers and Galway United is off.

The league has tweeted to say the game has been postponed over health and safety concerns owing to Storm Kathleen


Leinster continue their Champions Cup journey tonight at the Aviva.

They take on Leicester from 8pm.

In the same section of the draw, defending champions La Rochelle had to ride their luck to book their visit to Dublin in the next round.

Manie Libbock missed a last minute conversion as the Stormers fell to a 22-21 loss at home to Ronan O'Gara's side.

Munster's reward for beating Northampton tomorrow will be a visit to the Bulls who smashed Lyon 59-19 today.


Leona Maguire is top seed heading into the quarter-finals of the T-Mobile Match Play in Las Vegas.

The Cavan native carded 69 in her final qualifying round yesterday to lead the field by three shots at Shadow Creek.

Maguire faces Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn in the last 8 at 3.40pm Irish time.

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