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Dublin: 0 °C Saturday 17 March, 2018

We'll leave it there so: Bronze medals, Heffo's withdrawal and all today's sport

This edition may contain traces of LVG, JBM and ROG.

A general view of the Letzigrund Stadium as the athletes prepare for the Men's 400m Final The perfect background to the 2014 European Athletics Championship at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO


Rob Heffernan with Marian Heffernan after withdrawing from the Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ronan O'Gara 9/8/2013 Ronan O'Gara is preparing for the start of the new French season. Source: ©INPHO/Harold Cunningham

Jimmy Barry-Murphy Semi-final Stand: JBM knows the time for talking is over. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Soccer - FC Barcelona - Training - Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper Pretty in pink: Suarez is back and wants to move on! Source: Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/CORDON/Press Association Images

PGA Championship Golf Tiger: feeling the pain in his back and his wallet. Source: Jeff Roberson/AP/Press Association Images

                                         The best thing we shared

Brad Thorn is 39 years old and still going strong. The former All-Black tees up Saturday’s showdown between Australia and New Zealand perfectly. How about that voice?

Source: SKY Sport NZ/YouTube

                                                      On the Record

“I felt very bad, I was heartbroken, my cardiac rhythm was altered and my relatives took me to the emergency room at the hospital. I was surrounded by my grandchildren who were crying a lot.”

Colombian lawyer Aurelio Jimenez is suing FIFA for €1billion, claiming refereeing decisions at the World Cup caused his cardiac problems.

                                                        The fixture list

  • The Premier League is back with Manchester United’s clash with Swansea kicking off the new season.  Arsenal are in action against Crystal Palace at 5.30.
  • It’s Day Five of the European Athletics Championships. Ireland are represented by 3 athletes in the marathon while Christine McMahon goes in the final of the women’s 400m hurdles.
  • It’s Limerick v Waterford and Kilkenny v Kildare in the Camogie Intermediate championship double-header. Throw-in for the first game is 1.45.

                                                       Showbiz, baby!

Rob Kearney always attracts a crowd.

Rob Kearney with Leinster supporters Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

“What’s the plural of yo-yo?”


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Eoin O'Callaghan

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