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GAA

Liebherr Cointainer Cranes have won The Munster Senior Inter Firm Football Final.

Brendan Dolan

They overcame Eli Lilly from Cork last evening 3-12 to 0-09.

MOTORSPORT

F1 driver Felipe Massa’s expected to postpone his retirement so former Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas can join Mercedes.

It’s reported Bottas will drive alongside Lewis Hamilton next season – in place of retired world champion Nico Rosberg.

Massa was given an emotional farewell at his home grand prix in Brazil last month – but now seems ready to continue in the sport.

It’s believed there won’t be an official announcement until the new year.

DARTS

Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan put in a solid display to move safely through the first round at the William Hill World Darts Championship.

From London’s Alexandra Palace, Dan Dawson reports………

BOXING

Billy Walsh took the A.I.B.A coach of the year award at a ceremony last night in Switzerland.

The Wexford man joined USA Boxing in October 2015 and led the team to three medals in Rio de Janeiro, including a gold for Clarissa Shields.

The sliver and bronze medals won in the men’s competition was the first time the team won at least two medals since Athens 2004.

RUGBY

England head coach Eddie Jones says captain Dylan Hartley’s “let his country down” – and says there’s no guarantee he’ll keep the role for the Six Nations.

It’s after the skipper was banned for six weeks following his red card while playing for club side Northampton.

Speaking in the Daily Telegraph, Jones says Hartley knows he can’t continue to end up with punishments like it.

 

CRICKET

Ed Joyce has signed a new deal with Cricket Ireland.

The former England player Joyce says coming back to play full-time for Ireland and also play in the Inter-Provincial series was a big decision but also quite an easy one.

Joyce will continue with Sussex on a cover basis.