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We'll Leave it There So: Irish boxer fails drug test, Dundalk at the Aviva and all today's sport

Meanwhile, it was a sad day for handball as Michael ‘Ducksy’ Walsh passed away at age of 50.

Ellis O'Reilly Irish gymnast Ellis O'Reilly practices in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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On The Record

I have to say for me, hearing the news about an hour ago, it was a shock, it was hugely disappointing news to hear as well, and I think Michael O’Reilly should be well aware, as all the boxers are, and all of the athletes, that you are responsible for whatever you put into your mouth, and that you consume.”

Former Irish boxer Mick Dowling on Michael O’Reilly’s failed drugs test.

Where we were today

Fintan O’Toole was in attendance as the GAA revealed its football championship reform plans, while Sinead O’Carroll and Niall Kelly are in Rio ahead of the Olympics.

The Fixture List

  • Cork are one of the many teams in action in the Europa League this evening. You can follow all the action here.
  • The Olympic Games’ opening ceremony begins at midnight Irish time on Friday night/Saturday morning, while there are two soccer matches tomorrow, including Japan v Nigeria.
  • There are five Airtricity League Premier Division games taking place on Friday evening. Dundalk, fresh from their Champions League success, face a trip to Galway. 
  • The Championship gets back underway, as Newcastle face Fulham tomorrow.

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