Saturday sports: Limerick hold off Waterford comeback in Munster hurling championship

Saturday Sports: Limerick Hold Off Waterford Comeback In Munster Hurling Championship Saturday Sports: Limerick Hold Off Waterford Comeback In Munster Hurling Championship
In the Munster Senior Hurling Championship, the All-Ireland champions face the League champions. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
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Limerick have got their second win of this year's Munster Senior Hurling championship. They survived two late goals from Waterford to beat the Deise by 30 points to 2-21.

Dublin defeated Wexford in the first of three games in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship this evening. The visitors came away from Wexford Park with a 24-23 win. Donal Burke scored 11 points for the Dubs.

Reigning champions Kilkenny made it two wins from two with a 2-34 to 1-14 win over Laois.

Galway got their first win of the round-robin series, beating Westmeath 3-37 to 1-17.

Earlier, Cavan progressed to the semi-finals of the Ulster Senior Football Championship, beating Antrim 1-20 to 0-10. Gearóid McKiernan provided the goal for the away side at Corrigan Park.



Manchester City dominated Watford in their Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium. Gabriel Jesus scored four goals as the champions strolled to a 5-1 victory.

Newcastle kept up their good form with a 3-0 win over Norwich City, while it was goalless between Leicester and Aston Villa.

Tottenham missed the chance to join the Gunners in fourth as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Brentford. They have extended their advantage over Liverpool, who play Everton in tomorrow's Merseyside derby.

Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-1 in their lunchtime game, with goals from Nuno Traveres, Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka boosting the side's top-four hopes. Cristiano Ronaldo also hit the net on his return to the United team.

Read more: Manchester United suffer another loss as Arsenal boost top-four hopes

In the SSE Airtricity League, there is one game in the Premier Division this evening where Drogheda United go to Sligo Rovers. In the First Division, Treaty United face Longford Town at 7.30pm.


Leinster were beaten by the Sharks in the URC. The South Africans held on for a 28-23 win over the league leaders.

Earlier, Connacht held on for a three-point win over the Emirates Lions. Tries from Tom Daly and Cian Prenderghast helped Andy Friend's men to 33-30 victory in South Africa. They became only the second northern hemisphere team to beat the Lions away this season.

Elsewhere, former Ulster back-row Pedrie Wannenburg has died at the age of 41 following a car accident in Texas. He played 20 times for South Africa and was a coach with Austin Elite in Major League Rugby.


A record crowd of 94,000 will be at Wembley this evening for one of the biggest boxing fights in history.

Tyson Fury puts his WBC heavyweight title on the line when he faces Dillian Whyte. Fury says it will be his last bout before retirement.


There's a three-way tie for the lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Overnight leaders Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay have been joined on 18 under par by the teams of Billy Horschel and Sam Burns and South Africans Garrick Higgo and Branden Grace.


Ryder Cup team-mates Shane Lowry and Ian Poulter are at 3 under par after 7 today, 14 under for the tournament.

Elsewhere, two-time Open golf champion Greg Norman hopes to come out of retirement to play in the 150th staging of the tournament at St Andrews.

The 67-year-old, who won the title in 1986 and 1993, has not played professionally for over a decade.

The Australian, who would need an exemption to play, told News Corp: "If there's a moment in time I would consider going back and teeing off one last time this is it."


Defending champion Mark Selby faces an uphill battle to make the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship. The Englishman trails Yan Bingtao by 10 frames to 7 in their quarter-final match. The first to 13 will progress.

Antrim's Mark Allen is out of the championship, after being beaten by six-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 13-4 at the Crucible.

Formula One

Max Verstappen produced a stunning late pass on Charles Leclerc to win the Sprint race at Imola in Formula One.

The defending champion will start on pole for tomorrow's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and has picked up 8 drivers championship points after today's win.

Read more: Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna Sprint race after penultimate lap overtake 

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