Late Dragons comeback bests Munster, Spilkova wins Women’s Irish Open


Updated: 9:45 p.m

Here are the latest updates from today’s sporting action…

rugby

Munster was beaten 23-17 by Dragons in the United Rugby Championship.

Stephen Archer and Ben Healy crossed the whitewash for Munster in the first half and put them ahead at the break, but a Rio Dyer try put the home side back in front 10 minutes after the final whistle.

golf

A fighting performance from Leona Maguire came just short in the final round of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open.

A strong back nine got the Cavan woman back in contention before she ran out of holes at Dromoland Castle.

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She finished the game with a four-under round of 68 and finished on 13-under par, just a shot away from the lead.

The Solheim Cup star started the weekend ten down and was aiming to become the first home golfer to win the event.

Klara Spilkova of the Czech Republic was crowned champion after a three-man play-off.

rowing

Ireland won their fourth medal at the World Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic.

Sanita Puspure and Zoe Hyde took bronze in the women’s doubles sculls final against Austria.

Romania took home gold, the Netherlands the silver medal.

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This means Ireland finishes the championship with 2 gold and 2 bronze medals and 7th on the medal table as things stand.

gymnastics

Ireland have won two gold medals at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Paris.

Olympian Rhys McClenaghan finished first with 15 points 150 on the pommel horse, relegating his Kazakh opponent to second place.

Elsewhere, Belfast man Eamon Montgomery opened the day with gold in the floor event with a score of 14 points 250.

The Challenge Cup is a series of events taking place around the world, with this competition serving as a warm-up event for next month’s World Cup in Liverpool.

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Soccer

In the Nations League, Croatia beat Austria 3-1, while Denmark beat France 2-0.

Elsewhere, Poland defeated Wales and the Netherlands beat Belgium, both 1-0.

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Defending Women’s Super League champions Chelsea have claimed their first win of the new season with a 2-0 win over Manchester City.

Fran Kirby was the first to put her side on the scoresheet in the 42nd minute before Maren Mjelde snapped a second from the penalty spot in the 78th minute.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa managed a 2-0 win over Leicester City, while Manchester United also managed a 2-0 win over West Ham.

Previously, Brighton won 2-1 over Reading while Everton beat Liverpool 3-0 in the Merseyside derby in the final game of the day.





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