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Also, Ireland’s Jon Walters could be on the move while Jordan Spieth was left a bit mortified by an over-eager beauty queen.

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Niamh Briggs celebrates after beating New Zealand Niamh Briggs loves playing for her country but the red shirt of Munster still gives her goosebumps. Dan Sheridan / INPHO Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHO

                                                    On The Record

Obviously playing for Ireland is amazing, but playing for Munster is something special too and I cherish it. We only get to have three games every year, it’s not as if it’s week in, week out. You’ve got to cherish it. The spirit, the culture that it brings. I love the fact that we work for each other and have that never-say-die attitude, I love that.”

Niamh Briggs tells Murray Kinsella just how it feels to pull on that red jersey.  

                                                  The Fixture List

  • Plenty of Premier League action with the lunchtime kick-off between Manchester United and Newcastle the pick of the bunch. There are five 3pm games but no evening fixture.
  • As usual, a big day for Gaelic Games with both All-Ireland U21 hurling semis down for decision in Thurles. At 4pm, Wexford take on Antrim while Limerick face Galway immediately afterwards.

Cian Lynch and Andrew La Touchee Cosgrave celebrate Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

  • In ladies football, there are two quarter-finals in Clones. At 12:30, Armagh take on Donegal while it’s Dublin v Monaghan at 2:15.
  • There’s intermediate camogie too with some semi-final action in Kilkenny. Waterford play Meath in Nowlan Park at 2pm while it’s followed by Cork v Clare.
  • A number of Rugby World Cup warm-ups are set for tomorrow evening and there’s plenty of Irish interest with three of their Pool D opponents in action. Italy take on Scotland at 7pm, it’s France v England at 8pm while Canada clash with rivals USA at 9pm.

Mark English celebrates winning a silver medal Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

  • And the World Athletics Championship kicks off in Beijing this weekend. Ireland’s Mark English goes in his 800m heat at 4.50am GMT on Saturday morning (set those alarm clocks) while Thomas Barr has his 400m heat at 11.35am GMT.

                                                  Showbiz, Baby!

Ah, to be Jordan Spieth. Young, loaded and put in really awkward positions by beauty queens. Living the dream.

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