Here’s the latest news from today’s sporting event…

GAA

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell has confirmed that All-Ireland winners Paul Mannion and Jack McCaffery will return to the inter-county group next year.

McCaffery, 29, left the Dublin club in 2019, while Mannion left after helping the Sky Blues to a 6th consecutive win in 2020.

Speaking to DubsTV, Farrell said the duo’s return would be “a huge help to the development and continued evolution of the team”.

football

Everton picked up their first win of the Premier League season after beating West Ham 1-0.

They are now unbeaten in five games in the top division and are three points clear of the relegation places.

Manager Frank Lampard says it was great to see his players enjoying the moment with their fans.

While Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League following a 3-0 win at Brentford this afternoon.

They are ahead of Manchester City and Tottenham, who won yesterday.

15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest player in the top flight after coming on as a substitute for the Gunners.

Boss Mikel Arteta says his players did exactly what he asked of them.

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Celtic lost 2-0 at St Mirren after several of their supporters chanted anti-monarchy chants during a minute’s ovation for the Queen.

The shock defeat leaves the Scottish Premiership leaders just two points behind second-placed Rangers.

Manager Ange Postecoglou says it’s hard to say why his team were out of sorts today.

Elsewhere, Hearts move up to third – five points behind Celtic – after a 3-0 win at Motherwell.

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Here at home, two extra-time goals sent Derry City into the FAI Cup semi-finals at the expense of Shamrock Rovers.

The two leaders of the Premier Division could not be separated after the match ended 1-1 in regular time.

Jamie McGonagle put the hosts ahead before Rory Gaffney got the Hoops back on level terms.

Goals from Danny Lafferty and Brandon Kavanagh gave the Candystripes a 3-1 win and saw them progress to the last four.

Rovers played most of the game with 10 men after Lee Grace was sent off for the last tackle.

Derry now play Trinity United in their last four at home, while Shelbourne travel to the RSC to face Waterford in the other semi-final.

Shelbourne secured their place in the semi-finals earlier with a 3-0 win over rivals Bohemians.

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Chelsea’s Women’s Super League title defense began with a 2-1 loss to Liverpool.

Two penalties from Katie Stengel helped the newly promoted side to victory on their return to the top division.

Manchester City’s hopes of wresting the trophy from Chelsea suffered a blow when they lost 4-3 to Aston Villa in their opening game.

Tottenham opened with a 2-1 win over Leicester and West Ham beat Everton 1-0.

Golf

A final round of 68 means Rory McIlroy is tied for 4th at the Italian Open tonight.

The Northern Irishman birdied 3 of four holes on the back nine to put himself in contention before a wayward drive on 16 ended his challenge.

The former world No. 1 finished 12 under for the week and two shots off the lead.

Robert McIntyre just beat leader Matt Fitzpatrick in a playoff to become the 2022 champion.

Racing

This afternoon sees racing at Listowel where the last of the 7 races in the Kerry Group Chase was won by Easy Game, the third of the day for the team of Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.



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