It was quite a day in Irish sport, with the Irish Open getting underway in Antrim, Dundalk’s dramatic exploits in Europe and the announcement of Katie Taylor’s next defence.
Taylor will defend her belts against WBO mandatory challenger Miriam Gutierrez (13-0) on November 14th, the Bray fighter having defeated Belgian Delfine Persoon on points for the second time last month.
37-year-old Spaniard, Guiterrez, beat Keren Batiz last year to win the interim WBA belt.
As the first day of the Irish Open got under way, eight bogeys in his opening round in Galgorm, made it a day to forget for Clara native Shane Lowry who shot a five-over-par on the 70 par course.
It wasn’t all bad news though from an Irish perspective though, as amateuer James Sugrue – the 2019 British amateur champion – shot a three-under 67 to leave himself tied for fourth.
Dundalk are one step away from the Europa League group stage, following a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Sheriff Tiraspol to secure a meeting for Fillipo Giovagnoli’s side with Ki Klaksvik of the Faroe Islands.
Join us back on The Season Ticket in the morning as we keep you up to date with the latest developments from Antrim and we look ahead to this weekend’s sporting fixtures.
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