We'll Leave It There So: Irish football team return home, Spain crash out of the Euros and all of today's sport

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It's been an emotional few weeks for the Irish side.
It's been an emotional few weeks for the Irish side.
Image: Piaras Ó Mídheach/SPORTSFILE


Republic of Ireland Team Return from UEFA Euro 2016 Brady doesn't look like he is ready for the football to end. Source: Piaras Ó Mídheach/SPORTSFILE

  • After losing to France in their Round of 16 encounter in Euro 2016, the Irish team has returned home.
  • TV viewing figures from yesterday’s game show it was the most-watched programme of the year, with a peak audience of 1.3 million.
  • The draw for the All-Ireland senior football qualifiers has seen Cork paired with Limerick, while Mayo take on Fermanagh.
  • Tributes have been paid to Cork GAA official Jim Forbes, who has passed away.
  • David Gillick was a surprise name in Ireland’s team for the upcoming European Championships, four years after he announced his retirement.
  • After reaching the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship, four Irish forwards have been named in the Team of the Championship.


Italy v Spain - UEFA Euro 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade de France Chiellini inspired his side to victory over Spain. Source: EMPICS Sport

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On the record

I think I’ve agreed with [FAI chief] John Delaney…and I’d be happy to continue on if he’s still feeling that way.

Martin O’Neill is confident that he and Roy Keane will lead the Irish team into the World Cup Qualifiers.

 The Fixture List

  • Euro 2016′s round of 16 concludes tonight when England aim to avoid an upset against Iceland.
  • Tomorrow Cork take on Limerick in Pairc Ui Rinn tomorrow in the Munster U21HC quarter-final.

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