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Leinster is aiming for the fifth Champions Cup title

Football

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold said he wouldn’t have a hangover by missing the Premier League title when playing against Real Madrid in the Champions League final tonight.

Manchester City have been confirmed as champions on the last day of the season.

Alexander Arnold said heading to France for one of the biggest games of football is the perfect way to refocus.

Kick-off in Paris is 8 pm.

rugby

Renster is looking for a record fifth Heineken Champions Cup title tonight against La Rochelle in the final at Marseille.

Both James Lowe and Tadhg Furlong have dispelled concerns about injury and set out on Leo Karen’s side. The kick-off in Southern France is 4:45 pm.

Gaelic games

Munster

Holder Kelly will miss star forward David Clifford in the finals of Münster football this afternoon.

The Fossa man picked up a knock after defeating Cork in the semifinals. They confront the Limerick side, which has remained unchanged from the victory over Tipperary, looking for the first regional success since 1896.

Throw-in at Fitzgerald Stadium is 3:00 pm.

Meanwhile, Cork won the Munster Ladies Final.

They outperformed their rival Kelly by taking the lead in Killarney from 2-11 to 1-9.

Leinster

Kildare aims to win the first Leinster football title since 2000 tonight.

Glen Ryan’s men face a difficult challenge as they continue to look for the twelfth crown towards Dublin.

Kick-off at Croke Park is 5 pm.

Meanwhile, sparks are certain to fly in the Leinster Ladies Soccer Final this afternoon.

All Irish Champion Meath will renew his rivalry with Dublin at Croke Park from 2:30 pm.

Tail thean cup

The first round of the Tailteann Cup began this afternoon.

Two games have been introduced, with Leitrim hosting Untrim and Cavan taking on the down.

The meeting between Longford and Fermanagh begins at 5:30 pm and Sligo’s clash with London throws in at 6 pm.

tennis

The third round of the French Open is underway and there will be some big matches for the decision at Roland Garros.

Iga Swiatek brought her 31 consecutive victories to reach the final 16 of the tournament. The number one in the world defeated Danka Cobinic 6-3, 7-5 to advance to Round 4.

This afternoon, the American Madison Keys will face 2021 quarterfinalist Elena Rybakina.

In the men’s draw, Stefanos Tsitsipas, the runner-up of last year in the 4th seed, will face Mikael Ymer.

Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev was in the final 16 after defeating Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in a straight set.

Racing

The eight-race card in Navan begins today at 1:05 pm.

Action in Punch’s Town begins at 1:20 pm.

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