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We'll Leave It There So: More GAA retirements, a 48-team World Cup and respite for Connacht

Plus, the fixture details on tomorrow’s GAA action.

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Chris Fields Chris Fields of Straight Blast Gym. Source: Gary Carr/INPHO

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Corbyn visit to Peterborough Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Source: Chris Radburn

The Best Thing We Shared

Here’s Finn Bálor being a total gentlemen to a nervous young fan who wanted to ask him a question.

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On The Record

Rory McIlroy File Photo Rory McIlroy says he is unlikely to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Source: David Davies

Rory McIlroy has revealed that he is unlikely to participate in the 2020 Olympics.

More likely than not, I won’t be going to the Games in 2020 just because of my personal feelings towards – not the Olympic Games, the Olympic Games are great and I think that golf in the Olympic Games is fantastic. But, for me, it’s just something that I don’t want to get into. It’s a personal choice and hopefully people will respect that decision.”

Where We Were Today

Fionnuala McCormack Fionnuala McCormack in action for Ireland. Source: Sasa Pahic Szabo/INPHO

Ryan Bailey spoke to Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack and Kevin O’Brien attended the launch of a GAA/GPA/ESRI research project, which aims to uncover the demands placed on GAA players.

The Fixture List

Seamus Lavin DCU take on Wexford in the O'Byrne Cup tomorrow evening. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

  • There’s plenty of GAA action coming up tomorrow night. In the O’Byrne Cup, Wicklow take on Laois, while Dublin face UCD. In the McGrath Cup, Limerick host Clare and Tipperary are down to play Cork. The Dr Harty Cup quarter-finals will also take place tomorrow. De La Salle (Waterford) face Nenagh CBS while Árdscoil Rís are paired with Midleton CBS.
  • Meanwhile in Football, Southampton will take on Liverpool in the semi-final of the Football League Cup.

Showbiz, Baby!

When your dog wants some attention but your strength and conditioning game is on fire. Frank Lampard did his best to resist distractions.

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