Saturday sport: France knocks out England, Connacht get Challenge Cup win

Saturday Sport: France Knocks Out England, Connacht Get Challenge Cup Win
Harry Kane scored a penalty meanwhile and missed another late on. Photo: PA Images
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Updated at 22:05

World Cup

England are out of the World Cup.


They were beaten 2-1 tonight by holders France at the quarter-final stage.

Aurélien Tchouaméni and Olivier Giroud scored the French goals.

Harry Kane scored a penalty meanwhile and missed another late on.

Elsewhere, history was made earlier on.

Morocco became the first ever African side to make it through to the semi-finals thanks to a 1-0 win over Portugal today.


Youssef En-Nesyri with the goal from a header in the 42nd minute.


Connacht beat Newcastle 22-8 in their opening Challenge Cup game at the Sportsground.

Paul Boyle, Adam Byrne and Diarmuid Killgallen all scored tries for the home side.

Elsewhere, Leinster beat Racing 92 42-10 as they got their Heineken Champions Cup campaign for this season underway.


Josh van der Flier went over the line twice for Leo Cullen's side.



Kilkerrin-Clonberne of Galway beat Monaghan's Donaghmoyne 13-7 at Croke Park this evening to retain their All-Ireland Club Ladies Football Championship title.

The lineup for the camogie final is now complete.

Loughgiel Shamrocks of Antrim beat Tipperary's Drom and Inch 3-6 to 2-6 in Kinnegad this afternoon to book their place in the final.

They will meet Sarsfields of Galway in the decider after they beat Dublin's St Vincent's 1-11 to 1-10 today.

Kerins O'Rahillys of Kerry beat Newcastle West 2-6 to 1-8 in the Munster men's club football final in Mallow today.

It marks the Kerry Club's first ever provincial title.


Gary Hurley and Tom McKibbin are both 4-under-par after day three of the Alfed Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

Both players carded one-under rounds of 71 today.

Ockie Strydom and Scott Jamieson share the lead on 15-under.


Tomorrow's racing at Punchestown has been called off due to the inclement weather.

An update will be issued next week on a possible rescheduling of the card.

Cork's planned meeting tomorrow may still proceed after the track was deemed fit for racing today.

Another inspection will take place tomorrow morning.

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