The Morning Sports Briefing

Eire play their first recreation this night when you consider that their Euro 2016 go out – in advance of Monday night’s first International Cup qualifier – however all the point of interest ahead of this healthy is on Robbie Keane.

The document Irish goalscorer will bid farewell to worldwide soccer after the sport (towards Oman at the Aviva) – and Emmet Malone is worried about the absence of skills coming via to update him. “Very, only a few of the technology now seeking to make that leap forward have anything like their predecessors’ skills.”

Tennis

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Serena Williams has cruised to a 6-3 6-3 victory in her US Open first spherical suit towards Ekaterina Makarova. 6th-seeded Venus had supplied the outlet act for sister Serena whilst she outlasted Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova 6-2 five-7 6-4. At the same time as Andy Murray made it 5 British gamers into the usa Open 2d round for the primary time since 1987 through cruising past Lukas Rosol in instantly sets.

Rugby

Absence of sparkling expertise a fear as Robbie Keane bows out

Joe Schmidt has deferred his choice on his Eire destiny, the Irish head train will tell the IRFU in two weeks’ time whether he’ll make bigger his 4-year tenure or return to New Zealand.
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GAA

Dublin’s semi-final win over Kerry ultimate Sunday has convinced Darragh Ó Sé that Jim Gavin’s aspect are a group for the long time –

“I wouldn’t be human if I used to be able to look at that ultimate 10 mins of the primary 1/2 with a groovy head. I had a brother down there, I had some of my quality friends at the sideline and at the pitch. For them to return as much as Croke Park and do what we all hoped and prayed they could do, that was blood-pumping stuff. But in the long run, Dublin is a crew for the ages.”

Golf

For first time since 1997, there’s handiest one Irish participant on Eu Ryder Cup team. The day before today captain Darren Clarke not noted both Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry as he named his 3 captain’s “wild playing cards” as Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters.