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We round-up what happened in the sporting world today.

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We visited St Fintan’s High School in Sutton, who are taking part in the Leinster Senior Schools Cup for the first time in their history.

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It is an amazing feeling. When you score a goal the initial feeling is like you are playing football underwater and when you score the goal it is like you come up for air. You hear the crowd, the atmosphere – for that four or five seconds it is a mad feeling.”

-Wayne Rooney showed his poetic side when he was asked to describe his feelings when scoring one of his 250 Manchester United goals.

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The Fixture List

  • The FA Cup fourth round takes place this weekend, with Liverpool kicking Saturday’s action off by hosting Wolves at 12.30pm.
  • The Farmers Insurance Open continues at Torrey Pines in Southern California, with Justin Rose leading after the opening round.
  • Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will renew their great rivalry in the Australian Open men’s final on Sunday morning, while Serena and Venus Williams meet in the women’s final.
  • Carl Frampton defends his WBA Super World Featherweight title in the early hours of Sunday morning against Mexican fighter Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas.
  • The GAA’s pre-season continues with the McKenna Cup final taking place on Saturday, where Derry play Tyrone, while Galway face Roscommon in the Connacht SFL decider. The O’Bryne Cup, Munster SHL final and Walsh Cup semi-finals are also on the cards.
  • The National Cup Finals in basketball take place this weekend in Tallaght’s National Basketball Arena.

Showbiz, baby!

We look back at a fashion statement made by Mick McCarthy at a press conference in 1998.

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