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We'll Leave It There So: Cullen hired, Gibson charged and all today's sport

Wet Wednesday is almost behind you.


Leo Cullen with his coaching team of Kurt McQuilkin, John Fogarty, Richie Murphy and Girvan Dempsey Leo's first act, installing a strict blue jeans dress code for the Leinster backroom staff. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Spain Soccer Real Madrid Kovacic Madrid's new signing Mateo Kovacic fields questions through an interpreter after his unveiling today. Source: AP/Press Association Images

The Best Thing We Shared Today

Admit it, you’ve missed Richard Keys. And never is the pang stronger than when we watch a Through The (…wait for it) KEYhole-style segment for his BeIN sports paymasters.

Source: beIN SPORTS/YouTube

The house comes complete with a piano he can’t play, a cat he found in a dustbin, a phonebox and a ‘comforting’ Union Jack. If it’s not Full Partridge, it’s right up there.

On The Record

“It’s an embarrassment to boxing that UFC and MMA show more respect to their woman fighters than the boxing world does, and it’s about time we caught up.”

- Sugar Shane Mosly

Where We Were Today

We spoke with Jonathan Sexton about his preparation for the imminent World Cup. Read all he has to say right here tomorrow.

Johnny Sexton Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

The Fixture List

You want more football? You got it. The Europa League qualifying play-offs continue tomorrow night with the likes of Southampton, Borussia Dortmund, Fenerbahce, Ajax and Athletic Bilbao in action.

Showbiz, Baby!

Aston Villa superstar (ahem) Leandro Bacuna made a cameo appearance on the Rose of Tralee last night.

Source: CNeville1987/YouTube

 ’If that’s what’s going on on Snapchat, I’m as well off it.’


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