Sunday sport: Louth beat Cork to reach quarter-final, Down overcome 14-man Sligo

Sunday Sport: Louth Beat Cork To Reach Quarter-Final, Down Overcome 14-Man Sligo
14-man Sligo had led by 3 points, but the Mourne-men battled back and clinched the win thanks to an extra-time penalty converted by Odhran Murdock. Photo: Inpho
Share this article

Here's the latest from the day's sporting action...


Extra time was needed to separate the sides in the second Tailteann Cup semi-final at Croke Park.


Down and Sligo finished level 18 points to 2-12 after 70 minutes of play.

Sligo had Nathan Mullen sent off with 10 minutes to go, and a rule change meant they played the extra period with 14 men.

Down booked their place in the Tailteann Cup final after they defeated Sligo on a score-line of 1-20 to 2-15.

14-man Sligo had led by 3 points, but the Mourne-men battled back and clinched the win thanks to an extra-time penalty converted by Odhran Murdock.


Down will play Laois after they defeated Antrim earlier on Sunday.


2 goals from Brian Byrne helped Laois to a 5-point win over the Saffrons.

Louth needed a last minute point to get past Cork and make it to the last eight of the All Ireland Football Championship.

Ger Brennan's side squeezed past the Rebels when it looked like the game in Inniskeen was going to extra time.


However, Sam Mulroy kicked the winning score deep into added time to send the Wee County into tomorrow's quarter-final draw.

It finished Louth 1-9 Cork 1-8.



Scotland have a chance to make history at Euro 2024 this evening.


A win over Hungary should see them become the first side from the country to reach the knockout stages of an international tournament.

That game kicks off at 8pm while at the same time Germany can secure top spot by avoiding a loss to second place Switzerland.

Former Liverpool and Scotland footballer Alan Hansen has been discharged from hospital.

The ex-Match of the Day pundit was admitted on June the 9th - when he was described as being "seriously ill".

Hansen's family have thanked people for their "overwhelming" support in recent weeks.



Shane Lowry is in action in the final round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

He is now 2 under thru six today to put him on 16 under par and 2 shots off the leader Tom Kim.

Seamus Power is making a late run for a top 20 finish. He lies on 6 under thru 13 holes today to move to 12 under par all round.

That leaves him in a tie for 19th as things stand.

Cavan native Leona Maguire has it all to do if she is to become the first Irish winner of a women's major.

Maguire is back on level-par and in a share of 14th place after a three-over 75 sent her tumbling down the leaderboard KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Sahalee.

Amy Yang is the outright leader on 7-under-par.

Maguire is back on the course and just getting her round underway.




Defending Formula One champion Max Verstappen has won the Spanish Grand Prix.

He's finished ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris, who'd started the race on pole.

Lewis Hamilton came third, ahead of Mercedes team-mate George Russell.



Nathan Wiffen has just missed out on a medal at the European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade today.

The County Down man finished 4th in the final of the men's 1500-metre freestyle event.

While Shane Ryan finished 8th in the 50-metre freestyle decider.

Read More

Message submitting... Thank you for waiting.

Want us to email you top stories each lunch time?

Download our Apps
© 2024, developed by Square1 and powered by