Saturday sports roundup: Leinster denied European Champions Cup victory

Saturday Sports Roundup: Leinster Denied European Champions Cup Victory
Leinster conceded a late try against last year's runners-up in Marseille. Photo: PA Images
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Leinster have been denied a record-equalling fifth rugby union European Champions Cup in losing 24-21 to La Rochelle in the final.

They conceded a late try against last year's runners-up in Marseille.


Ireland captain Johnny Sexton kicked six penalties.


Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid was delayed amid chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France.

There were shambolic scenes outside the ground in the hours before the match and the stadium announcer confirmed at 8.46pm local time – 14 minutes before kick-off – that the fixture had been delayed.

The game was delayed for a total of 36 minutes.


There were large patches of empty seats as the original kick-off time passed and went, with long queues forming due to a distinct lack of organisation.


Kerry have retained their Munster Senior Football title with ease this afternoon.

They strolled to an 83rd provincial success with victory over Limerick 1-28 to 0-8.

Killan Spillane, who started in place of the injured David Clifford, kicked 1-3 for the Kingdom at Fitzgerald Stadium



In the Leinster Football Championship final, Dublin were back in flying form with a win over Kildare in Croke Park.

Two goals from Cormac Costello sent Dessie Farrell's men on their way to a 12th title in a row.

Other goals for Dublin came from Con O'Callaghan, John Small and Ciaran Kilkenny.


The blitz of first half goal led Dublin to win 5-17 to 1-15.


Dublin have stopped Meath from completing a clean sweep of trophies in the Ladies Football Championship.

The Royals were looking to add a Leinster football title to their National League and All Ireland crowns recently.


However, Hannah Tyrell's penalty helped give the Dubs a 1-7 to 1-5 victory over their rivals in the provincial decider.

Cork were victorious in the Munster final earlier.

They got one over their rivals Kerry by coming out on top by 2-11 to 1-9 in Killarney.


The Tailteann Cup first round proper has kicked off this afternoon.

There was victory for the home side in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada where Leitrim beat Antrim by 2-14 to 1-12.

Meanwhile, favourites Cavan got past fellow Ulster side Down by 0-24 to 1-12.

Formula One

Charles Leclerc will be on pole position for his home race after a chaotic end to qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

He'll share the front row with Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz, with Sergio Perez - who suffered a crash near the end of the session - in third.

Britain's Lewis Hamilton qualified in eighth - two places behind fellow Mercedes driver George Russell.

Lando Norris goes from fifth on the grid for McLaren.

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