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We’ll Leave It There So: Rugby icon laid to rest, big boost for Andy Lee & all today’s sport

Elsewhere, League of Ireland attendances have increased while CJ Stander has signed a new deal with Munster.

LomuFamily Jonah Lomu's wife Nadene (left) and his mother Hepi comfort his sons Brayley and Dhyreille

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  • Andy Lee has received a big boost with the news that his WBO middleweight title defence against Billy Joe Saunders later this month will be screened live in the US.
  • New heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he’d like a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko to take place at Croke Park.
  • The GAA have launched a new underage hurling initiativeThe Celtic Challenge – which will see 16 and 17-year-olds taking part.
  • Former minor and U21 manager John Hardiman has emerged as the front-runner to succeed Anthony Cunningham as senior Galway hurling boss.

CJ Stander Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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  • Jonah Lomu‘s family said their final farewells to one of the true greats at a private funeral in Auckland.

Jonah Lomu 24/10/1999 Source: Andrew Paton/INPHO

 The Best Thing We Shared

Jamie Vardy was scoring remarkable goals against United as far back as 2009. Now, it was FC United of Manchester but still…

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Where We Were Today

We popped down to GAA HQ to hear the organisation’s new and exciting development plans for hurling.

A view of the press briefing Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

On The Record

I don’t remember much about doing it. I did think about it for a long time. I thought about it for a week or two before I attempted it. I got home one Sunday evening and I took an overdose.I texted my sister after taking it, around an hour later. I texted her because I thought, by the time she came that I would have been gone. I didn’t want my parents walking in to find me dead in the bed. I wanted her to come in and see it first.

It would’ve been very hard on her to get that text. She was away doing something that night. When she got that text, it was unbelievable what I put her and all my family through.”

A dejected Maurice Shanahan Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Waterford hurler Maurice Shanahan spoke to WLR FM about his attempts to end his life and his battle with depression.

The Fixture List

The Capital One Cup serves up Southampton v Liverpool on Wednesday night. Kick-off at St. Mary’s is at 7.45.

Showbiz, Baby!

The countdown is really ramping up to UFC 194 and our man Paul Dollery will be in Las Vegas to bring readers all the very latest throughout next week.

Now, it may not be the MGM Grand but he had to make do with the Setanta Sports studios earlier today, recording a special countdown show alongside some big hitters.

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