We'll Leave It There So: Ireland held in Euros opener, CJ handed ban and all of today's sport

Amid all that Euro 2016 madness, you may have missed the day’s other headlines.

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with teammates Pile on! Ireland celebrate Wes Hoolahan's opening goal. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


Robbie Henshaw Robbie Henshaw enjoyed himself in the pool earlier. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO


The Best Thing We Shared

It was some weekend for Irish rugby and former Munster and Leicester wing Johne Murphy joined Murray Kinsella in The42 HQ to review the action.


On The Record

“Whelan, who I’ve been often critical of, was really good today. He tackled and shadowed Ibrahimovic when he was coming deep in the first half — he even did a little bit on the ball.
But McCarthy we have to do something about — I watched him all season at Everton, he got his manager sacked there. The guy does nothing.”

The RTÉ panel, and Eamon Dunphy in particular, were heavily critical of James McCarthy’s performance against Sweden.

Where We Were Today

Ben Blake and Niall Kelly were in Paris for Ireland’s Euro 2016 opener.

A view of the Stade de France before the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Fixture List

  • The first round of Euro 2016 fixtures come to an end with Austria facing Hungary (5pm) and Portugal meeting Iceland (8pm).

Showbiz, Baby!

Conor McGregor delivered this rousing video message to the Ireland squad ahead of kick-off.


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