Sport Headlines 26th July

The draw for rounds three and four of the Cork County Senior Hurling Championship was made last night.

Glen Rovers, Bride Rovers and Blackrock all received byes into the quarter finals, 

Sarsfields meanwhile received a bye into round 4 - they'll face Midleton in a mouth watering contest.

The full draw is available HERE.

In the RedFM Senior Hurling League last night Ballymartle defeated Youghal on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-15.

Tonight Bride Rovers take on Newstownshandrum, throw in at Rathcormac is at 7.30.

Dublin senior hurling manager Ger Cunningham plans to discuss his future with the county board in the near future.

The Corkman has another year remaining on his current deal and he's hoping to meet with the Dublin county board executive to review the team's 2016 campaign, which ended with a narrow All Ireland qualifier defeat to the Rebels.

Colm Cooper will miss Sunday's All Ireland Quarter final with Clare.

The 33 year old damaged shoulder ligaments in the Munster Final win over tipperary, and won't be fit in time for this weekend's encounter.

Dundalk are in Champions League action tonight.

The Airtricity League champions are in Belarus to take on BATE Borisov - kick off is at 7pm Irish time.

Stoke have completed the signing of Welsh international Joe Allen from Liverpool.

The midfielder has joined for a fee of around thirteen-million pounds.

Seven Russian swimmers and three rowers have been banned from competing at the Olympic Games by their governing bodies.

It follows the International Olympic Committee's ruling to give individual sports the decision whether they allow the country's athletes to compete.

They gave the verdict on Sunday after evidence of state-sponsored doping.

The Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap is the big prize on day two of the Galway Races.

With over 70-thousand euro on offer to the winner, there's a massive 21-strong field declared for what should be one of the highlights of the week.

Ever popular trainer at Ballybrit, Dermot Weld, saddles two contenders - Karalara and Ashraf.

The opening race on a seven-race mixed card is the COLM QUINN BMW Novice Hurdle, which will get underway at 5.15.


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