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We'll leave it there so: Rory's world, Raheny shine and all today's sport

Monday’s recap includes the world yo-yo champion and a pretty good golfer from Co. Down.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

Claire Molloy, Ailis Egan, Fiona Hayes and Siobhan Fleming The Irish women's team in training this evening. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


Raheny United continued a brilliant few weeks for women’s sport in this country and are now just one game away from a spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League after victory over NSA Sofia.

The FAI confirmed that Ireland would play a November friendly against everyone’s favourite World Cup underdogs the United States Men’s National Team on November 18, just four days after the Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland.

Jim Gavin won’t let his players buy into any hype surrounding their season insisting they’re taking it one game at a time and don’t believe retaining the Sam Maguire is just a formality.

Someone was chopping onions in Towers today as we re-watched Seamus Hickey’s emotional post-game interview from last night’s Sunday Game.

We found out that Anthony Foley and Munster will kick-off the new Guinness Pro12 season on TG4 against Edinburgh on September 5. Sky Sports’ Pro12 coverage will start with Llanelli v Ulster the following day.

Oh, and there was the small matter of Co. Down’s Rory McIlroy winning back-to-back majors in a thrilling finish in the fading light at the PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Rory McIlroy displays his latest trophy in the near dark at Valhalla. Source: John Locher


The transfer rumour mill continues to work at pace with Daley Blind admitting he could leave Ajax. Manchester United have been strongly linked with the Dutch defender.

Carlo Ancelotti showed his hand early ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla by announcing that new marquee signings Tony Kroos and James Rodriguez would start in Cardiff tomorrow.

Phil Mickelson booked his spot on the US Ryder Cup team for a record 10th time which must be some consolation after his PGA Championship charge fell just short.

If you’re looking for someone to sign to your fantasy football team, Brendan Rodgers has tipped Philippe Coutinho to be an Anfield great and take both the Premier League and Champions League by storm this year.

Miroslav Klose retired from international football just one month after breaking the record for World Cup goals. His decision to hang up his boots for Germany means Robbie Keane is now the leading active goalscorer in international football.

Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Ghana A Klose call. Source: Frank Augstein

                                           The best thing we shared

Peyton Manning will go down as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL and his brother Eli has won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants.

They both rap too.

Source: DIRECTV/YouTube

                                                     On the record

“The fact that we might have won at other times wouldn’t be any good to me or to the lads either. It would be just sheer absolute devastation when you lose a game like that, and that’s what Limerick are experiencing. We didn’t want to experience that.”

Brian Cody was happy for Kilkenny to win but he was sympathetic towards the vanquished Limerick side who put everything into yesterday’s semi-final.

                                           The fixture list     

  • We’ll find out who the GAA/GPA July Player of the Month in both hurling and football was.
  • Real Madrid and Sevilla will contest the UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff.
  • The European Athletics Championships gets under way in Zuric Switzerland and Ireland have sent a strong team.

                                                        Showbiz, baby!

Who doesn’t love yo-yo? Nobody, of course, what a stupid question. That’s why we can all marvel at the skills of 17-year old Gentry Stein who was crowned World Champion over the weekend in Prague.

Source: c3yoyodesign/YouTube

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