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We'll Leave It There So: Heaslip's new deal, Pep's kind words for Arter and today's sport

Plus, ROG is set to be awarded the Freedom of Cork.

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UCC players warm up UCC players warm up before today's Fitzgibbon tie. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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Marco Waltenspiel, Amy Chmelecki and Marco Fuerst fly with their wingsuits over the heart island The Red Bull Skydive team were in Croatia today. Source: Wolfgang Lienbacher/Red Bull Content Pool/INPHO

The Best Thing We Shared

A touch of class from Man City boss Pep Guardiola after last night’s win over Bournemouth.

The former Barcelona boss approached Ireland midfielder Harry Arter at the final whistle and said sorry to hear about the loss of his stillborn baby daughter.

Where We Were Today

EirGrid GAA U21 Football Launch Source: Brendan Moran/SPORTSFILE

Fintan O’Toole was at the EirGrid U21 football launch, while Ben Blake, Paul Dollery and Eoin Luc O’Ceallaigh were at the League of Ireland launch. Ryan Bailey was also out and about at the Clongowes and St Mary’s schools rugby match in Donnybrook.

On The Record

Roy Keane was speaking at the League of Ireland launch today.

Roy Keane Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

First and foremost, Martin and myself enjoy going to watch matches. It’s certainly not a PR exercise. We’re going because we enjoy watching League of Ireland players and we enjoy looking at players we think might and will get the opportunity to come into the senior squad. Your eyes don’t lie to you. When you’re watching a good player you’re watching a good player no matter what level he’s playing at.

The Fixture List

There are more Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals tomorrow – UL v IT Carlow, (University of Limerick, 1pm) and Limerick IT v UCD, (Limerick IT, 3pm). Champions League action continues in full swing with the last 16 first legs: it’s Real Madrid v Napoli and Bayern Munich v Arsenal.

Showbiz, Baby!

A few decent scores from Slaughtneil’s Chrissy McKaigue over the weekend.

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‘If you’re a LOI player and you see what’s happened the two lads you’ll ask ‘why can’t it be me?”

Late goal by Tipp’s Breen helps UCC see off DCU in quarter-final battle

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