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We'll Leave It There So: Ireland poised for World Cup success, Leinster XV named and all today's sport

We’ll also have news on injury problems for Manchester United and some good news for the Tipperary hurlers.

Bertram Allen in action on Molly Malone Source: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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The parents of Ciaran ‘Casey’ Byrne flew 16,000km to see their son make his Aussie Rules debut:

Where We Were Today

Murray Kinsella made his way to France for both this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-finals.

A French fan This is not what Murray looks like. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Meanwhile, Will Slattery was chatting to Simon Zebo about his participation in the Wings for Life World Run.

This is what Simon Zebo looks like. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

On The Record

The reality of it is that Toulon were probably 30-40% better on that day than they were at any other time that year. So it’s irrelevant.

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor does not believe the experience of exiting the European Cup at the hands of Toulon twice in successive seasons will have an impact on Sunday.

The Fixture List

There’s Premier League action as well as a Champions Cup semi-final between Clermont and Saracens.

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Louth’s Ciaran Byrne makes his AFL debut for Carlton against Essendon in Melbourne tomorrow morning (3.45am Irish time) with Laois man Zach Tuohy also in action.

Two EirGrid All-Ireland U21FC semi-finals with Dublin facing Tipperary in Tullamore at 4pm and Roscommon taking on Sligo in Markievicz Park at 6pm.

There’s five games in the Leinster minor football championship with reigning champions Dublin playing Offaly at 12.30pm in Parnell Park.

Showbiz, Baby!

We don’t have a clue what to call this dunkbut we know it’s pretty special:

‘Oh, Jefferson Starship… I thought you meant the Nicki Minaj song’

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