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Dublin: 8°C Sunday 25 October 2020

We'll Leave it There So: Duffy's debut, McGregor's TKO and all of today's sport

There was also good news for Leinster and a name change for Dr Cullen Park.

Conor McGregor makes his way to the octagon Source: Emily Harney/INPHO


  • The Irish interest in UFC is to heighten further in March when Joseph Duffy makes his debut in Dallas.
  • After Conor McGregor took his UFC record to 5-0 in the early hours of this morning, Dana White has revealed his bout with Jose Aldo won’t take place at Croke Park.
  • There were also wins for Cathal Pendred and Paddy Holohan in Boston but Antrim’s Norman Parke suffered a narrow defeat.
  • Leinster are hopeful of having one of Cian Healy or Sean O’Brien available to face Wasps in Saturday’s decisive Champions Cup fixture after the pair returned to full training.
  • Austin Stacks duo Kieran Donaghy and TJ Reid were among those recognised for their outstanding performances this year at today’s AIB GAA club awards.
  • Defending champions Ardscoil Rís progressed to the semi-finals of the Dr Harty Cup today.
  • While Dr Cullen Park is no more.
  • Stephen Dawson has described how he and his family have been through ‘hell and back’ after he was accused of spot-fixing.
  • Former Cork midfielder George O’Callaghan’s short spell in charge of Sabah FA has come to an end.
  • Ireland won the Dubai Tri-Series after their final game against Scotland was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

AFC Championship Football Source: Elise Amendola


The best thing we shared

All eyes were on TD Garden last night for UFC Fight Night 59 as four Irish fighters entered the octagon. It was also a landmark occasion for ourselves here at The42 as we made our UFC debut. G’wan!

Pendred 42

On the record

“All this tippy-tappy stuff is all a load of b******s.”

Just in case anybody wasn’t sure of Big Sam’s stance on the right way to play the game, he reminded us today.

Where we were today

Our man Murray Kinsella was in UCD to watch Leinster being put through their paces while Fintan O’Toole was over at GAA HQ for the AIB club awards.

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Noel Reid Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The fixture list

  • There’s just the one Walsh Cup Senior Hurling tie on Tuesday after Kilkenny v NUI Galway was postponed. Dublin face DIT at Parnell Park at 7.30pm.
  • The Capital One Cup semi-finals get underway with Liverpool welcoming Chelsea to Anfield.
  • Meanwhile, there are two Championship fixtures including Leeds’ clash with table-toppers Bournemouth.

Showbiz, baby!

Saracens celebrated their commanding victory over Munster on Saturday with a rendition of the Baywatch theme song, led by flanker Kelly Brown.

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