Ireland beat Wales, Hurling League kicks off

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Updated at 5 p.m.

Rugby

Ireland picked up a bonus point against Wales in the opening game of the Six Nations.

The match at the Aviva ended 29-7, with tries from Bundee Aki, Andrew Conway and Gary Ringrose. Irish debutant Mack Hansen has been named Man of the Match.

The second game of the day kicked off at Murrayfield, with Scotland taking on England in the Calcutta Cup.

GAA

The 2022 Allianz Hurling League has begun.

Derry beat Sligo 2-14 to 1-14 at Celtic Park in Division 2B, while Armagh picked up a one-point victory over Louth at the Athletic Grounds, finishing 2-16 to 3-12 in Division 3A. Meanwhile, Cavan was less fortunate in Ederney, losing 1-20 to 0-13 against Fermanagh in Division 3B.

In Division 1A, Cork and Clare meet at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the throw-in at 5 p.m., and later Tipperary visits Laois at O’Moore Park in Division 1B at 6 p.m.

In football, Limerick beat Antrim at Corrigan Park in Division 3, 0-11 to 2-9, while Down and Galway’s Division 2 meeting at Páirc Esler kicked off at 5pm (coverage on BBC iPlayer and GAAGO).

Later, in match two of the counties double-header at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork and Clare footballers meet in Division Two (7pm throw-in), while the big Division One clash of the evening sees Dublin and Kerry meet in Austin. Stack Park (returns at 7 p.m. – coverage on RTÉ Two).

Football

Kidderminster came a hair’s breadth away from scoring one of the all-time FA Cup shocks when they went 2-1 down after extra time at home to West Ham in the fourth round. West Ham needed a final equalizer from Declan Rice just to reach extra time, but the Hammers then found a winner in the dying moments of the match.

Meanwhile, Chelsea also needed extra time to beat Plymouth 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere, Everton beat Brentford 3-1, Manchester City picked up a 4-1 win over Fulham, Norwich picked up a 1-0 road win over Wolves, while it all came to a close between Southampton and Coventry finishing 1-1.

Later, Burnley take on Watford at 6pm in the day’s only Premier League game.

Golf

Seamus Power has a five-shot lead going into day three of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf course. The Waterford man will start from 16 under par later.

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Leona Maguire shares the lead in the Drive On Championship on the LPGA Tour. The Solheim Cup star will resume from 13 under in Florida tonight.

Races

Conflated, trained by Gordon-Elliott, won the Irish Gold Cup 18-1 on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.

Davy Russell was aboard the winner with Minella Indo in second and Janidil in third.

Minella Cocooner gave coach Willie Mullins a strong start to the weekend.

The 11/1 shot recorded a two-and-three-quarter length win in the Grade One Novice Hurdle.

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