June 28, 2022, 8:30

Sunday Sport: Limerick claim fourth successive Munster hurling title

Sunday Sport: Limerick claim fourth successive Munster hurling title

Here are the results of the day’s sporting action, including the Munster Hurling Final, All-Ireland Football qualifiers and the French Open.

GAA

Limerick have claimed their fourth successive Munster Senior Hurling title after an epic battle against Clare in Thurles.

Gearoid Hegarty’s spectacular first-half goal was the difference as the Treaty County picked up the extra time win 1-29 to 0-29.

The meeting had gone to extra time after the two sides couldn’t be separated and played out a 1-21 to 0-24 draw in normal time at Semple Stadium.

Tony Kelly scored 13 points for the Banner but their wait for a first provincial success since 1998 goes on.

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Earlier, Armagh stunned reigning All-Ireland champions Tyrone, knocking them out of this year’s football championship in the first round of qualifiers.

In front of a packed Athletic Grounds, the homeside put their neighbours to the sword, finishing 1-16 to 1-10.

Armagh will now join Saturday’s winners, Cork, Mayo and Clare, in Round Two of the qualifiers.

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Sligo are into the Tailteann Cup semi-finals following a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Leitrim.

The sides couldn’t be separated after a 2-16 to 1-19 draw after extra time in Carrick On Shannon.

Aidan Devaney saved two spot kicks for the Yates County to send them into the final four.

Earlier Westmeath joined Offaly and Sligo in the next round thanks to a 1-21 to 2-13 victory away to Carlow.

Cavan had no problems in Brewster Park as they beat Fermanagh 2-16 to 0-13.

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In the only senior camogie fixture of the day, Tipperary were beaten by Waterford, 1-16 to 0-13.

The last fixture of the weekend comes after Cork beat Dublin 2-10 to 0-9 and Wexford beat Clare 1-9 to 0-11 on Saturday.

Soccer

Wales ended their 64-year wait to play at a World Cup by beating Ukraine 1-0 in a pulsating play-off final in Cardiff.

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Gareth Bale, so often Wales’ talisman, again produced the decisive moment with his 34th-minute free-kick headed into his own net by Andriy Yarmolenko.

But Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey took the man-of-the-match honours with an outstanding display that kept the gifted Ukrainians at bay.

Northern Ireland must hope it is 13th time lucky in the Nations League as their latest outing ended in a drab goalless draw against Cyprus.

Ian Baraclough’s side took only their third ever point in the competition but the performance and the result was a long way from what they – and the 600 travelling fans – had expected against a side ranked 105th in the world.

Ali McCann missed a sitter in the final moments but, given how many chances Cyprus had squandered, Northern Ireland had to be grateful not to have been playing better opposition.

Tennis

Rafael Nadal won the French Open for the 14th time in his career after beating Casper Ruud in the final.

He dispatched the Norwegian in straight sets to clinch a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title.

The Spaniard has now won two more majors than any other player in the Open era.

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His 6-3 6-3 6-0 victory makes him the oldest French Open winner ever in what could be his final appearance at Roland Garros.

Golf

Rory McIlroy is now five-over after nine holes during his final round of the Memorial Tournament on the US PGA Tour.

He has moved to one-over par for the tournament, in a tie for 39th.

Shane Lowry is back to level par after 13 holes today, also moving him to three-under for the week and in a tie for 18th place.

American Billy Horschel is out in front on 13-under.

Leona Maguire is getting her final round of the US Women’s Open under way at Southern Pines.

The Irish woman is in a tie for 10th place on five-under ahead of a massive 18 holes.

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She is eight shots off the lead of Australian Minjee Lee, who holds a three shot advantage on 13-under-par.

Racing

There was a French winner of the French Derby this afternoon as Vadeni took the group 1 victory.

The Jean Claude Rouget trained winner came home at a price of eight to one.

James Ferguson’s El Bodegon was second, while the favourite Modern Games could only finish third.

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