Sunday sport: Kilmacud Crokes retain Leinster football title

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Sunday sport: Kilmacud Crokes retain Leinster football title

World Cup

France have qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

The defending champions beat Poland 3-1, with Kylian Mbappe scoring twice.

France will face either England or Senegal in the quarter-finals, who meet at 7pm this evening.

Gaelic games

Reigning champions Kilmacud Crokes of Dublin beat Westmeath's The Downs 1-12 to 0-8 in the Leinster Club Senior Football Championship final at Croke Park this evening.

Shane Cunningham got the goal early on for Kilmacud while Shane Walsh scored nine points.

The Dublin club were also in action in the hurling decider earlier on.

Kilmacud lost to reigning champions Ballyhale Shamrocks of Kilkenny on a scoreline of 2-22 to 2-19.

Colin Fennelly and Eoin Kennelly found the back of the net for Shamrocks as they secured their fourth consecutive provincial title.

Ballyhale Shamrocks captain Ronan Corcoran with the O’Neill Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Elsewhere today, Antrim's Dunloy beat Slaughtneil of Derry 2-11 to 16 at the Athletic Grounds in the Ulster hurling final.

Galway's Moycullen won their first ever Connacht football championship, beating Tourlestrane of Sligo 13 to 6 at Pearse Stadium.

Horse racing

Honeysuckle's remarkable unbeaten run came to an end today.

Her and Rachael Blackmore could only manage third in the Hatton's Grade Hurdle at Fairyhouse this afternoon.

The star mare came into the race with 16 wins from 16 races.

Jack Kennedy guided 'Teahupoo' to victory for Gordon Elliott after going off at a starting price of 20/1.

Willie Mullins' 'Klassical Dream' was second under Paul Townend.


The Irish men's team lost 4-3 to hosts South Africa in their Nations Cup final today.

Shane O'Donoghue scored twice for Ireland with one too from John McKee.

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