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Next Year’s All Ireland Football Will Revert to September & Moorefield and Celbridge Winding Down Prep for Sunday’s County Final

: 10/12/2017 - 12:59

The 2018 All Ireland football final is set to be played in September, despite GAA Congress voting earlier this year to move the hurling and football finals to August.

The 2018 football final had been scheduled for the 26th of August, but reports indicate it has been put back a week to accommodate the possible visit of the Pope.

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Sunday is county football finals day:

Clane play Sarsfields in the minor final.

Moorefield and Celbridge meet in the Joe Mallon Renault senior final.

The Moore’s manager is former county player Ross Glavin

The Celbridge Manager is Trevor O’Sullivan

We’ll hear more from both managers tomorrow and we’ll also preview the game on tomorrow morning’s Kildare Today at 10.45 and tomorrow evening on the Weekend preview from 6.25.

We'll have live commentary on Sunday with Ger McNally and former Kildare star and Under 21 manager Peter McConnon, in asociation with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown

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Ulster have made three changes to their team for tomorrow's Champions Cup opener against Wasps in Belfast.

Robbie Diack and Sean Reidy come into the back row.

Louis Ludik comes onto the wing instead of Tommy Bowe who is on the bench.

Leinster continue to fine-tune their preparations for their European opener against Montpellier on Saturday.

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In Premier League news:

Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are due to return to training with Liverpool today.

Barcelona are preparing to launch a fresh attempt to sign Coutinho during the winter transfer window after being prevented by Liverpool over the summer.

The Reds are gearing up for Saturday's Premier League showdown with Manchester United at Anfield.

The pair are back on Merseyside just 48 hours after helping Brazil secure World Cup qualification with a 3-nil win over Chile in Sao Paulo.

Mesut Ozil is set to make his Arsenal return in Saturday's game against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The German winger has returned to full fitness following a knee injury.

Arsene Wenger has revealed that progress has been made in talks with Ozil regarding a contract extension.

Danny Welbeck has overcome a groin problem, but Shkodran Mustafi could be out for up to six weeks due to a hamstring injury.

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Today’s racing in Thurles begins at 1.35.

 

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