Sport Headlines 14th July

In golf the 145th Open championship is underway at Royal Troon.

Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Paul Dunne, Shane Lowry, Rory Mc Ilroy, and Graeme Mc Dowell are all part of the field.

In football Cork City and St Pats are in Europa league second qualifying round first leg action this evening.

City take on BK Haken in Sweden at 6 while Dinamo Minsk host St Pats at 4.30

Greg Bolger and Kenny Browne are injury doubts for City who beat Linfield in the last round.

Last night Dundalk draw 1-all against FH Harnarfjordur in the Champions league second qualifying round first leg at Oriel park.

In hurling Waterford powered their way into the Bord Gais Energy Munster under 21 final with a blitzing second half display against Clare last night at Walsh park.

The hosts were two points behind at the break but ended up winning 3-23 to 1-11, Stephen Bennett scoring 2-3 for the Deise,

Tipperary and Limerick meet tonight at 7.30 in Thurles to decide who'll meet Waterford in the final on July 27th.

In Cycling stage 12 of the Tour de France is expected to be one of the most decisive of this year's race.

On Bastille Day, the riders will battle for the yellow jersey on the slopes of the infamous Mont Ventoux.

Defending champion Chris Froome leads the standings, with Ireland's Dan Martin in third place and just 31 seconds behind the race leader ahead of today's action.

In cricket Ireland's face Afghanistan in a One Day International in Belfast.

Play begins at 10:45.

In racing there's cards today at Leopardstown and in Killarney.

The 63-thousand euro Group 3 Euro Icon Meld Stakes is the main attraction on a seven race card at Leopardstown, where the racing begins at 5.50.

Meanwhile, the July Festival comes to a close in Killarney with a seven-race jumps card on Ladies Day in Kerry where the action gets underway at 2.25.

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