Here’s what’s new in today’s sports action…
Dublin manager Decie Farrell has confirmed that All-Ireland winners Paul Mannion and Jack McCaffery will return to the inter-county panel next year.
McCaffery, 29, walked away from the Dublin set-up in 2019, while Mannion walked away after helping the 2020 Sky Blues win six in a row.
Farrell told DubsTV that the pair’s return “will be of great help to the development and continued evolution of the team.”
Everton claimed their first Premier League win of the season after beating West Ham 1-0.
They are currently undefeated in five top league games and three points away from relegation places.
Manager Frank Lampard said it was great to see the players having fun with the fans.
Arsenal returned to top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Brentford this afternoon.
They are one point ahead of Manchester City and Tottenham, who recorded wins yesterday.
Fifteen-year-old Ethan Nuwaneri became the youngest ever top-flight player after coming on as an understudy for the Gunners.
Boss Mikel Arteta says the players did exactly what he asked.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 18, 2022
Celtic lost 2–0 at St Mirren after many supporters clamored against the monarchy during a minute of applause for the Queen.
A shock defeat left the leaders of the Scottish Premiership just two points behind second-placed Rangers.
Manager Ange Postecoglou says it’s hard to say why his team was underperforming today.
A 3-0 win over Motherwell leaves Hearts in third, five points behind Celtic.
Two goals in extra time here at home saw Derry City beat Shamrock Rovers to reach the FAI Cup semi-finals.
The top two in the premier division couldn’t leave after finishing 1-1 in regular time.
Jamie McGonagle put the home side ahead before Rory Gaffney leveled the hoop.
Goals from Danny Lafferty and Brandon Kavanagh helped the Candystripes win 3-1 and advance to the last four.
After Lee Grace was sent off for a last-man tackle, Rovers played most of the game with ten men.
Derry now face Treaty United in the last four at home, while Shelbourne travels to RSC to face Waterford in another semi-final.
Shelbourne qualified for the semi-finals with a 3-0 victory over rivals Bohemians.
— Shelbourne FC (@shelsfc) September 18, 2022
Chelsea’s Women’s Super League title defense began with a 2-1 loss to Liverpool.
Katie Stengel’s two penalties saw the newly promoted side back in the top flight with a win.
Manchester City’s hopes of snatching the trophy away from Chelsea were hit with a 4-3 loss to Aston Villa in the opener.
Tottenham beat Leicester 2-1 and West Ham beat Everton 1-0.
A final round of 68 means Rory McIlroy finished fourth at tonight’s Italian Open.
The Northern Irishman finished his challenge with three birdies on four holes on the back nine and a wayward drive on the 16th hole.
The former world number one finished the week at 12-under par, two strokes behind the leader.
Robert McIntyre defeated leader Matt Fitzpatrick overnight in the playoffs to become the 2022 champion.
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— Open d’Italia (@ItalianOpen) September 18, 2022
Racing this afternoon at Listowel, Easy Game won the last seven races of the Kerry Group Chase, with the team of Willie Mullins and Paul Townend finishing third on the day.
https://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/sunday-sport-fai-cup-semi-final-spots-up-for-grabs-chelsea-begin-wsl-title-defence-1365435.html Shelbourne and Derry City reach the semi-finals, Arsenal top the Premier League