We'll Leave It There So: Munster's big appointment, McGregor's games and today's sport

It was a busy start to the week.

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The Best Thing We Shared


On The Record

“I’m pretty proud of where I’m at and where I’m going. This has been a really good club for me to come to and learn the game. The guys and coaches have been really patient. I’ve learned so much from some of my team-mates. I think they would have loved seeing my progression and will probably follow my career and see where I end up.”

Worcester-bound Ben Te’o says even he’s surprised at the speed of his progression during his time at Leinster.

Where We Were Today

Murray Kinsella was down in Limerick as Munster briefed the media while Sean Farrell was at Leinster HQ ahead of their trip to Belfast.

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Niall Kelly met Michael Conlan for a chat, Ben Blake was at the Aviva Stadium for the launch of the International Champions Cup friendly while Ryan Bailey was over at Croke Park for the EirGrid U21 Football All-Ireland final preview.

The Fixture List

  • In the first of this year’s Champions League semi-finals, Manchester City welcome Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid to the Etihad Stadium.
  • The Championship is coming to a thrilling finale with promotion-chasing Hull welcoming Brentford to the KC Stadium on Tuesday.
  • In the Leinster minor football championship play-off, Longford do battle with Offaly at Pearse Park (6.45pm).

Showbiz, Baby!

Today would have been Johan Cruyff‘s 69th birthday, and it was announced his autobiography, My Turn, will be published posthumously later this year.

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