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We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt ponders changes, Broncos win Super Bowl and all today's sport

We’ll also have news of a Connacht player’s freak accident on a water slide.

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  • Joe Schmidt pondered changes as Ireland’s attention turned to France.
  • Connacht out-half Jack Carty had his spleen removed following a freak accident on a water slide in Dubai.
  • Tributes poured in following the death of former Down footballer Peter Turley at the age of 33.
  • Noel McGrath was named Tipperary Person of the Year for his cancer charity work.
  • Shane Lowry finished with five birdies in his final seven holes to tie for sixth at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Super Bowl 50 - San Francisco Cam Newton congratulates Peyton Manning following the Broncos' victory at Super Bowl 50. Source: David J. Phillip

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The Best Thing We Shared

Shane Lowry certainly knows how to entertain a crowd as he proved with this birdie putt at the infamous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.

Source: PGA Tour

On The Record

He has got a bit of an egg on the head, a sore neck and he went to the hospital as a precaution. I believe everything is okay.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Lee Bullen played down the collision between Keiren Westwood and a team-mate at the weekend that left the Irish international with a suspected concussion.

Where we were today

Shane Costello was at the Leinster Senior Cup game between St. Michael’s and Terenure.

Ronan Kelleher and Sam Dardis St. Michaels' Ronan Kelleher and Sam Dardis of Terenure. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Fixture list

Soccer
FA Cup fourth round replay
West Ham v Liverpool, Boleyn Ground, 7.45pm
Rugby
Leinster Senior Cup
Clongowes v Monkstown, 2.30pm
Fitzgibbon Cup

Group A
UCC v Limerick IT, Mardyke, 2.30pm
UCD v Maynooth University, Belfield, 7pm

Group B
IT Carlow v Waterford IT, Carlow IT, 7pm
DCU v St Pat’s-Mater Dei, DCU Sportsground, 7pm

Group C
UL v NUI Galway, UL Grounds, 2pm
Dublin IT v Mary Immaculate College, Parnell’s GAA club, 2pm

Group D
GMIT v UUJ, Carnmore GAA club, Galway, 2pm

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Coldplay were theoretically the headliners for the half-time show during Super Bowl 50 but it was Beyonce who stole the show.

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