Global Round-Up | Munster get first URC win, City win Manchester derby, Checo wins in Singapore, NFL and Club GAA

All the latest sporting headlines and talking points from around the world.

In the GAA world, Shane Walsh guided Kilmacud Crokes to a Dublin SFC final after a semi-final victory against Thomas Davis while in hurling, Shinrone secured a first Offaly SHC title. Closer to home, Fr Caseys and Monaleen secured their places in the Limerick SFC semi-finals.

Munster finally got off the mark in the United Rugby Championship after three games with a 21-5 home victory over Zebre.

The English Premier League returned after the international break with victories for Arsenal and Manchester City in their respective derbies while Liverpool stumbled at home. Treaty United edged closer to the play-offs with a draw at home to Galway.

Formula 1 also made its return after two weeks with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez claiming the chequered flag as teammate and champion elect Max Verstappen finished in seventh.

Patrick Mohomes and the Kansas CIty Chiefs were victorious over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the NFL continued this weekend.

See full recap below:


Fr Caseys proved too strong for Kildimo Pallaskenry as they secured a first SFC knockout win since 2009 on Saturday afternoon. On the same day, Monaleen defeated St Kierans to seal their last four berth.

The Dublin Senior Football Championship final pairing was decided this weekend as Kilmacud Crokes and Na Fianna booked their places in the decider. Crokes beat Thomas Davis 0-12 to 1-3 while Na Fianna won their first SFC semi-final in 17 years with a 1-14 to 0-7 victory over Ballyboden St. Endas.

In Cork, St. Finbarr’s and Nemo Rangers set up a SFC final clash with wins over Castlehaven and Ballincollig respectively. Finbarr’s are one of a limited number of clubs still in contention of winning their respective hurling and football championships.

In hurling, Shinrone were 0-26 to 2-13 winners over Kilcormac-Kiloughey to win a first Offaly SHC title in their history.


After three games in the URC, Munster finally got their first victory as they got the better of Zebre after a dominant first-half display. Tries from Niall Scannell (2) and Kenyan Knox helped Rowntree’s side to victory.

HIGHLIGHTS – Munster v Zebre

Leinter maintained their 100% record with a hard fought win over Ulster. The Vodacom Bulls kept pace with the Irish side as they overcame Connacht by double scores.


Treaty United were held to a second consecutive 1-1 draw as they settled for a stalemate against Galway United. Enda Curran scored yet again on the ten-minute mark but a Stephen Walsh penalty ten minutes from time levelled proceedings allowing Cork City to move closer to the title.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks as Manchester City were 6-3 winners over United in the Manchester Derby. Arsenal maintained their place at the top of the Premier League after a 3-1 victory over North London rivals Spurs with Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka on the score-sheet for the Gunners.

Liverpool fought back from 2-0 down to rescue a point in a 3-3 draw against Brighton in a game where Belgian Leandro Trossard hit the back of the net three times. Conor Gallagher came back to haunt Crystal Palace when his late wonder goal secured a 2-1 win for Chelsea as Graham Potter secured his first PL win for the side.

West Ham, Everton and Newcastle were also victorious this weekend with 0-0 stalemates in clashes between Bournemouth and Brentford as well as Leeds and Aston Villa.

Formula 1

Sergio Perez was victorious in the Singapore Grand Prix as his team-mate Max Verstapped had to settle for a seventh placed finish.

Charles Leclerc and and Carlos Sainz of Ferrari made up the rest of the podium places as six drivers had DNFs.

Verstappen still remains top of the Drivers Championship with 341 points while Red Bull have amassed a 130+ point lead over Ferrari at the top of the Constructors Championship.


NFL held its fourth game week this weekend with some of the action taking place in London.

The Kansas City Chiefs were 41-31 victors over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Patrick Mahomes stealing the show.

The Minnesota Vikings secured a 28-25 win over the New Orleans Saints in London with the Saints agonisingly close to bringing the game to overtime after a missed Will Lutz kick.

Elsewhere. the Philadelphia Eagles extended their undefeated start to 4-0 while the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears moved to 3-1.

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