We'll Leave It There So: McGregor hotly tipped, Towell signs for Brighton & all today's sport

Elsewhere, Kobe Bryant announces he’ll retire at the end of the season and Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw could be out for the next six weeks because of injury.

Conor McGregor during this evening's open workout Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


  • In his exclusive column for The42, Conor McGregor‘s coach John Kavanagh says part of him can see the hugely-anticipated battle between The Notorious and Jose Aldobeing over in 60 seconds.
  • After being linked with a move for quite a while, Richie Towell has left Dundalk and signed with Championship leadersBrighton.

  • For the fourth straight season, Robbie Keane has been named in the MLSTeam of the Year.
  • Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out for up to six weeks after breaking his hand during the frantic finale of Connacht‘s victory over Munster at Thomand Park.
  • Michael Quinlivan was the hero for Clonmel Commercials on Sunday, as the Tipp side claimed Munster senior club glory. Here’s why the match-winner thinks opponents Nemo Rangers are like Barcelona.

Fergal Condon and Michael Quinlivan celebrate at the final whistle Source: James Crombie/INPHO



The Best Thing We Shared

Tonight, Jonah Lomu is laid to rest at a private family funeral. But earlier, there was a public ceremony at Eden Park with a host of former All Blacks present.

And they gave one last, emotional salute to their friend and comrade.

Source: NZTV/YouTube

Where We Were Today

Sean Farrell was at UCD to check in on Leinster‘s latest training session and to get the thoughts of scrum-half Eoin Reddan, who says no one is satisfied by the recent win over Ulster.

Rob Kearney with Dave Kearney Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

On The Record

I hope it (GPA) will never be universally accepted because if it is, it will have stopped doing its job. The most important thing is that players continue to be in control of their own destiny, (that) they have a very strong voice but always remember as well that we are part of the GAA. It’s a healthier thing for the Association in the long term to have a players’ body, there always needs to be friction between the players and administrators, that should always remain.”

Donal Óg Cusack recently stepped away from the GPA but has been reflecting on his 13 years with the organisation.

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The Fixture List

The Capital One Cup dominates with three games on Tuesday night. Manchester City host Hull, Middlesbrough take on Everton while Stoke welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Brittania. All those fixtures get underway at 7.45.

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