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We'll Leave It There So: World Championship gold for Ireland, Sexton's back & all today's sport

Elsewhere, there’s some great news for the Kilkenny hurlers while Louis van Gaal hits back at Paul Scholes.

IPC Athletics World Championships - Friday 30th October Ireland's Michael McKillop celebrates after he claimed gold in the 1500m at the 2015 IPC Paralympic Games. Source: Marcus Hartmann/SPORTSFILE

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Ireland’s Michael McKillop successfully defended his 1500m title at the 2015 IPC Paralympic Athletics World Championships in Doha.

Fit-again Johnny Sexton is back in the Leinster line-up for the first time since 2013 and is the team’s new vice-captain.

Jonathan Sexton Guess who's back? Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

With the Euro play-off against Bosnia fast approaching, there are worries over Seamus Coleman’s fitness.

A group in Antrim – Saffron Vision - are threatening to overthrow the county board and implement their blueprint for change.

Louth’s Ciaran Byrne has signed a new two-year deal with AFL giants Carlton.

The squads for the European Champions and Challenge Cups were announced today and there is plenty of young Irish talent included.

Chris Forrester Ex-Pat's star Chris Forrester has been likened to Michael Carrick by his Peterborough boss. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Former St. Patrick’s Athletic player Chris Forrester is coming in for some very high praise in England.

Away

The World Rugby Player of the Year nominees have been revealed and there’s no Irish player shortlisted.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United - The Hawthorns Paul Scholes has been a critic of Manchester United's system under Louis van Gaal. Source: Nick Potts/PA Archive/PA Images

Louis van Gaal has responded to the criticism levelled at him by former Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.

Wales want to keep a tight hold of defensive coach Shaun Edwards and that will spoil Ireland’s plans as they look to replace Les Kiss.

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Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. Dancing. Obvs.

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On The Record

“Initially, one of the things that comes into your head is will you be able to represent (teams) and pull on a pair of boots and things like that again?”Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper talks to The42 about his recovery following a knife attack in Dublin city centre last year.

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Murray Kinsella was breathing in all of the last-minute preparations for both Australia and New Zealand at their respective press conferences ahead of Saturday’s showdown.

The Fixture List

  • The Rugby World Cup final takes centre stage as New Zealand face Australia. The esteemed Murray Kinsella will be at Twickenham for us and we’ll have every angle covered. The mouth-watering clash gets underway at 4pm.   
  • There’s quite a bit of football action too. Chelsea host Liverpool in the Premier League’s early kick-off while Crystal Palace take on Man United, Arsenal are in Swansea while Manchester City host Norwich.
  • In Gaelic Games, there’s the small matter of the Dublin SHC final with Cuala taking on St. Jude’s in Parnell Park at 3pm.

Showbiz, Baby!

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The perfectly-coiffed Jackie Tyrell popped into the TV3 studios last night and confirmed he’s staying on with the Kilkenny hurlers for next season. Didn’t he look lovely?

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Ireland’s Michael McKillop wins his 7th Paralympic World Championships gold

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