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We'll leave it there so: Queen Katie of Fairyhouse, Munster's All Black boost and the rest of today's sport

Here’s the best of what Easter Monday had to offer.

Katie Walsh in the parade ring after winning with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Katie Walsh became the third woman to ride a winner in the Irish Grand National. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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Francis Saili Twice-capped All Blacks centre Francis Saili is on his way to Munster. Source: Photosport/Andrew Cornaga/INPHO

The best thing we shared today

Fair play to 67-year-old Johnny McEvoy, who ‘filled the gap’ for Clonad against Timahoe in Division 4 of the Laois junior hurling League on Easter Sunday. Johnny kept a clean sheet in the second-half as Clonad came from behind to score a 1-11 to 1-9 win.

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On The Record

“Augusta is a golf course that suits the game that he plays. I’d be very surprised by the end of his career if he hasn’t won more than one Masters green jacket because that tournament really does suit him.”

Paul McGinley gave his seal of approval to Rory McIlroy ahead of the start of the Masters on Thursday.

The Fixture List

  • There are four more fixtures in the second round of the EA Sports Cup, including the meeting of holders Dundalk and Shelbourne at Oriel Park.
  • In the Premier League, Aston Villa welcome QPR to Villa Park.

Showbiz, baby!

Two years ago today, Conor McGregor made a pretty spectacular debut in the UFC…

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“If I was playing up front alongside Van Nistelrooy in that United team, I reckon I would have scored at least five goals.”

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Cork City, Derry City and Galway United book EA Sports Cup quarter-final spots

‘It’s great for women in racing’ – Katie Walsh has won the Irish Grand National

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