Donegal claim victory over Tyrone, Dublin top of Division 1B

Update: 9:20 p.m.

GAA

All-Ireland champions Tyrone took a hit at Donegal as the visitors suffered a 2-10 0-12 defeat at Ballybofey.

Although Tyrone led for much of the first half, a vital goal before the break from Conor O’Donnell fired the sides before Donegal even stretched his legs in the second half, taking another goal and six points to Tyrone’s five.

Earlier in Division 2, Galway beat Cork 3-22 to 2-17 while Roscommon were 1-18 0-10 winners against Down and Offaly and Meath played out a 1-10 draw apiece at Tullamore.

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Dublin took the lead in Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League after beating Tipperary 2-16 to 0-21 at Semple Stadium.

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There were victories for Galway, Kilkenny, Dublin and Cork in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 earlier.

Galway took a 4-17 0-8 victory over Down, while Kilkenny beat Clare 1-8 0-10 at Ennis.

Dublin were 1-12 0-2 winners against Offaly and in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork beat Limerick 5-17 0-6.

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Next season’s All-Ireland Championship football will be played in a round-robin format.

Delegates today approved a new system, with nearly 95% voting in favor of the proposal at the GAA convention in Mayo.

Under the new format, the top eight provincial finalists and the next top eight teams by league standings will compete for Sam Maguire.

The 16 teams that do not qualify for the All-Ireland Championship will take part in the Tailteann Cup, with both competitions comprising four groups of four teams.

Meanwhile, just under 90% of delegates voted to prioritize integration with the LGFA and the Camogie Association.

Soccer

Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League is now six points after Phil Foden’s late goal earned Pep Guardiola’s side a 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Earlier, Christian Eriksen made his return to football, eight months after suffering cardiac arrest during a game at Euro 2020.

The Denmark international came on as a second-half substitute in Brentford’s 2-0 loss to Newcastle.

Elsewhere, it finished scoreless between Manchester United and Watford, while Burnley and Crystal Palace played out a 1-1 draw and Aston Villa beat Brighton 2-0 at the Amex Stadium.

In the lunchtime kick-off, Ireland international Matt Doherty scored for Tottenham in a 4-0 win over Leeds.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has handed over management of the Premier League club to the trustees of his charitable foundation.

It is understood he will no longer be involved on a day-to-day basis, but will not leave Stamford Bridge.

The Russian billionaire is believed to be stepping back to protect Chelsea’s reputation, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Rugby

England secured their second successive Six Nations victory after withstanding a late fightback from Wales to win 23-19 at Twickenham.

Meanwhile, France remained on course for the Grand Slam after beating Scotland 36-17, earning a bonus point at Murrayfield earlier.

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Second-half tries from Tom Daly and Pete Sullivan helped Connacht beat Stormers in the United Rugby Championship.

The Westerners won 19-17 in Galway.

Boxing

Ireland won two gold medals at the Strandja International Tournament in Sofia.

Aoife O’Rourke defeated her Panamanian opponent, Atheyna Bylon, by unanimous decision in the middleweight final.

This followed Olympic champion Kellie Harrington’s success in the lightweight division earlier.

Golf

Shane Lowry dropped to five under par on day three of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic.

Offaly’s man is down to pennies for the day on 11 holes in Florida.

Daniel Berger is the under-11 point guard.

Races

Any Second Now took top honors in Year Three Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse this afternoon.

Mark Walsh was on board to guide the 10-year-old to victory.

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