Saturday sport: Leinster reach Champions Cup final, Clare defeat Limerick in Munster Championship

Four time winners Leinster take on five-time champions Toulouse from 3pm. 
Saturday sport: Leinster reach Champions Cup final, Clare defeat Limerick in Munster Championship

Kenneth Fox

Leinster have booked their place in the Champions Cup final after a impressive victory over Toulouse in the Aviva Stadium.

Jack Conan scored two tries, while tries from Dan Sheehan, Josh Van Der Flier and Jason Jenkins secured a 41-22 victory.

They will face the winners of tomorrow's semi-final, Exter Chiefs or La Rochelle, who defeated them in the final moments of last year's final.


Ireland have finished bottom of the Women's Six Nations table.

Greg McWilliams' side lost their final game of the campaign to Scotland by 36-10 in Edinburgh.

Nichola Fryday scored the Irish try, but it wasn't enough to prevent a fifth successive defeat.

England won the Grand Slam in a thrilling 38-33 victory over France.

Wales rounded out their campaign with a 36-10 win away to Italy.


Evan Ferguson wasn't included in Brighton's squad for this afternoon's Premier League meeting with Wolves.

The Irish international has been nursing an ankle injury, as Brighton won 6-0 in their race for European football.

Brentford came from behind to defeat Nottingham Forest 2-1, as Steve Cooper's side sit just outside the relegation zone.

In the lunchtime kick-off, Crystal Palace edged out West Ham 4-3 to all-but secure their league status.


The meeting of Peamount and Shamrock Rovers in the Women's Premier Division has finished goalless.

Elsewhere in the five o'clock kick-offs, Athlone Town beat Sligo Rovers 3-1, while Bohemians were 3-1 winners away to Cork City.

In the early game, Galway United beat DLR Waves 2-0, while Wexford secured a 1-0 win over Shelbourne.


In the Munster Hurling Championship, Clare defeated Limerick 1-24 to 2-20 in a thrilling encounter.

In the Leinster Championship, Dublin defeated Westmeath by 2-23 to 1-13, while  Wexford were made to work for a 1-30 to 1-25 win over Antrim.


Derry are through to another the Ulster football final. The defending champions beat Monaghan by 1-21 to 2-10 at Healy Park in Omagh.

Conor McCluskey scored the Derry goal in the opening half.


Mark Allen's World Snooker Championship semi-final against Mark Selby gets back underway in the next few moments.

The Antrim native trails by 11 frames to ten, with the first to 17 set to progress to the decider at the Crucible.

Luca Brecel is already through, after winning 12 of the last 13 frames to beat Si Juahui (pr: jow-wee) by 17 frames to 15.

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