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Robbie Keane and Robbie Brady Robbie Keane walks off the Turner's Cross pitch on Monday afternoon along with Robbie Brady - Keane is now a doubt for Euro 2016 because of a calf injury. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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The Best Thing We Shared

Andrea Pirlo and David Villa are team-mates at Major League Soccer side New York City FC and they combined beautifully on Sunday as the team claimed a 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC.

Where We Were Today

The new Ireland jersey on the pitch of the Aviva Stadium Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Sean Farrell was at the Aviva Stadium for the launch of a new jersey and a new four-year sponsorship deal between the IRFU and Vodafone.

On The Record

I just got up and stood there for a while, lads were just celebrating and time stopped for a second, I saw Niyi (Adeolokun) and we came from afar and met and it was just incredible…”

Andrew Browne recounts the immediate aftermath of the full-time whistle on Saturday, when Connacht beat Leinster to win the Pro12 title.

Showbiz, Baby!

“I’m technically unemployed. Any managers, hit me up on the WhatsApp and get me a job.”

AFC Wimbledon won promotion to League 1 earlier today with Adebayo ‘The Beast’ Akinfenwa ensuring the win over Plymouth with a late, late penalty at Wembley.

 

Then, he went and gave the finest post-game interview we’ve seen in a very long time.

The Fixture List

The big one takes place at Turner’s Cross as the Republic of Ireland take in a final tune-up ahead of this summer’s European Championship.

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Martin O’Neill’s side play host to Belarus in Cork with a 7.45pm kick-off.

And there should be lots of fun afterwards too as the 23-man squad is finalised and faxed to Uefa before the 11pm deadline.

Here’s hoping the wi-fi holds up!

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