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We'll Leave It There So: Rugby injury woes, hurling final for Thurles and all today's sport

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Apr 20th 2015, 8:02 PM 12,253 2

Paddy Barnes is welcomed back by Tommy Murphy After booking his place at next year's Rio Olympics over the weekend, Irish boxer Paddy Barnes was greeted at Dublin Airport this afternoon by IABA president Tommy Murphy. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

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Neil Collins and Donal OÕHare with Colm OÕDriscoll and James McCarthy Roscommon's Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork's Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin at Croke Park to preview the Allianz Football League finals. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The Best Thing We Shared

Doncaster Rovers produced this brutally honest highlights clip of their 0-0 draw against Fleetwood Town in League One on Saturday.

Source: Doncaster Rovers/YouTube

Where We Were Today

Fintan O’Toole was at Croke Park for a preview of the Allianz Football League Division 1 and 2 finals, which was attended by members of the four teams involved — including Dublin’s James McCarthy.

James McCarthy Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

On The Record

Leinster came to Marseille ‘nourished by the possibility of revenge’ and ‘with no intention of playing, nor making it a spectacle’.

Murray Kinsella brought us the reaction of some of the French press to Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Toulon in Marseille yesterday.

The Fixture List

All eyes tomorrow evening will be on the second-leg action in the Champions League quarter-finals. Bayern Munich will have home advantage as they aim to overturn a 3-1 deficit against Porto, while Paris St German will have a mountain to climb against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. The French side also trail 3-1 from the first-leg.

Showbiz, baby!

Fiji’s women were no match for New Zealand in the quarter-finals of the Canada Sevens series over the weekend, but Priscilla Siata’s score in the 26-5 loss shows a brilliant array of skills with both hands and feet to keep the ball alive.

Source: World Rugby/YouTube

“If his life depended on having a cup of coffee he’d still wait for someone else to make it.”

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Nice gesture by the Waterford hurlers after news of Tipperary player Noel McGrath’s illness

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