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Sport in brief: June 23, 2022

Men’s football: League of Ireland leaders Shamrock Rovers will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat at Dundalk when they face Bohemians in a Dublin derby tonight.

Second-placed Dundalk, who are now just five points off the pace with a game in hand, travel to Shelbourne, while bottom club UCD meet Derry, Drogheda take on Sligo and St Patrick’s are at out-of-form Finn Harps.

Women’s football: Scotland travel to Poland for this evening’s Group B World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine, knowing that nothing short of a win will do if they are to retain any chance of qualifying for next year’s tournament in New Zealand and Australia.

Group B table toppers Spain have a 100 per cent record, are yet to concede a goal and have already secured qualification for the Finals. 

Men’s cricket: Play starts today in the second Test between the West Indies and Bangladesh at the Darren Sammy cricket ground in St Lucia.

The Windies are one-up in the two-match series after Kemar Roach returned match figures of 7-74 in last week’s 7 wicket win in Antigua. The West Indies are currently ranked 8th in Test Cricket with only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe below them.

Men’s rugby union: Montpellier make the short journey to Castres this evening for the French Top 14 play-off Final.

Castres had finished the regular season at the top of the table, just two points clear of Montpellier, and qualified for the final after Julian Dumora’s late try sealed their 24-18 win over reigning champions Toulouse. Montpellier beat Bordeaux Begles 19-10 in the other semi final.


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