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A legend retires from Ireland duty, two more GAA players head to Oz and today's sport

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Chef de Mission has responded to claims about the athletes’ living quarters at the Rio Olympics.
Jul 28th 2016, 7:52 PM 32,934 7

France v Republic of Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade de Lyon Given saying goodbye to the Ireland fans. Source: Jonathan Brady

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Britain Soccer League Cup Klopp and Sakho. Source: Tim Ireland

The Best Thing We Shared

Lionel Messi, sporting his new blonde hairstyle, leads his team-mates on a merry dance in training at St George’s Park in England.

On The Record

I thought he was outstanding For a young player, he has been on the fringes for a few years, coming into that environment, under pressure, he had very few mistakes in the game. You would expect him to make some as a young player but he coped in a very difficult situation.” – High praise for Ireland and Celtic defender Eoghan O’Connell from manager Brendan Rodgers after yesterday’s Champions League qualifier.

Where We Were Today

Paul Fennessy met Niall Quinn and Hayley McQueen in Dublin today as Sky Sports launched their Premier League coverage for the upcoming season.

Niall Quinn and Hayley McQueen Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The Fixture List

  • Cork City were one of the teams in action in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg this evening. You can read how their meeting with Genk went here and get results from all the other games here.
  • There are three matches in the the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tomorrow night: Bray v Shamrock Rovers (7.45pm), Finn Harps v Wexford (8pm) and Sligo v Derry (8pm).
  • At Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey, the second round of the USPGA gets underway on Friday.

Showbiz, Baby!

There was a bit of horsing around at the Galway Races as Brian Gleeson reported live for RTÉ.
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