Here are the latest updates from today’s sporting action…
Dublin manager Dessie Farrell has confirmed All Ireland winners Paul Mannion and Jack McCaffery will return to the intercounty panel next year.
McCaffery, 29, resigned from the Dublin setup in 2019 while Mannion walked away after helping the Sky Blues to a sixth straight win in 2020.
Speaking to DubsTV, Farrell said the duo’s return will be “a huge help in the development and continued development of the roster.”
Everton have clinched their first win of the Premier League season after beating West Ham 1-0.
They are now unbeaten in five top-flight games and are three points clear of the relegation zone.
Manager Frank Lampard says it’s nice to see his players enjoying the moment with their fans.
While Arsenal are back at the top of the Premier League after beating Brentford 3-0 this afternoon.
They are a point ahead of Manchester City and Tottenham, who clinched victories yesterday.
Ethan Nwaneri, 15, became the youngest-ever top player after being substituted on for the Gunners.
Boss Mikel Arteta says his players did exactly what he asked of them.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 18, 2022
Celtic lost 2-0 at St Mirren after some of their supporters sang a minute of applause for the Queen against the Monarchy.
The shock defeat leaves the Scottish Premier League leaders just two points clear of second-placed Rangers.
Manager Ange Postecoglou says it’s hard to say why his team weren’t on form today.
Elsewhere, Hearts are third after a 3-0 win at Motherwell – five points behind Celtic.
Here at home, two goals in extra time propelled Derry City into the semi-finals of the FAI Cup at the expense of Shamrock Rovers.
The first two in the Premier Division could no longer be separated after the 1-1 draw in regular time.
Jamie McGonagle led the home side before Rory Gaffney brought the Hoops back to level.
Goals from Danny Lafferty and Brandon Kavanagh gave the Candystripes a 3-1 win and placed them in the last four.
The Rovers played most of the game with 10 men after Lee Grace was sent off for a last man tackle.
Derry is now playing Treaty United in the last four at home, while Shelbourne will travel to RSC to face Waterford in the other semi-final.
Shelbourne secured his place in the semifinals earlier with a 3-0 win over rivals Bohemians.
The Reds are in the semi-finals of the FAI Cup.#DublinsFinest | #Since1895 pic.twitter.com/0ZQNfcadhY
— Shelbourne FC (@shelsfc) September 18, 2022
Chelsea’s defense of the Women’s Super League title began with a 2-1 defeat by Liverpool.
Two penalties from Katie Stengel helped the newly promoted team win on their return to the top flight.
Manchester City’s hopes of taking the trophy from Chelsea suffered a setback when they lost 4-3 to Aston Villa in the opening game.
Tottenham started with a 2-1 win at Leicester while West Ham beat Everton 1-0.
A final round of 68 means Rory McIlroy finished 4th at tonight’s Italian Open.
The Northern Irishman shot 3 birdies in four holes on the back nine to put himself in contention before an erratic drive to 16 ended his challenge.
The former world number one ended the week 12 under par, two shots off the lead.
Robert McIntyre just defeated overnight leader Matt Fitzpatrick in a playoff to be crowned the 2022 champion.
⛳ Tee 1:
L’ultima partenza di questa finale pic.twitter.com/WhGG7hmc4f
— Open d’Italia (@ItalianOpen) September 18, 2022
There is a race this afternoon at Listowel where the last of the 7 races of the Kerry Group Chase was won by Easy Game, a 3rd of the day for the team of Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.