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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 19 September, 2019

We'll leave it there so: McGregor edges closer to history and all today's sport

Here’s what the world of sport had to offer on Thursday.

unnamed (8) Conor McGregor Source: Getty Images/Steve Marcus/INPHO


Darren O'Dea Darren O'Dea Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO


The best thing we shared

A group of French thugs donned masks and launched a commando-style raid on a wedding reception to take revenge on a renegade fan only to discover they had the wrong venue.

On the record

He said to me one of the reasons he was trying so hard was to make sure his stats were better in the game.”

The Football Manager chief Miles Jacobson has apologised to Harry Kane after the popular computer game underestimated the Tottenham star’s abilities.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Source: Mike Egerton

Where we were today

Niall Kelly was out at the National Sports Campus as the official opening of the Institute of Sport High Performance Training Centre.

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The fixture list

  • In the Guinness Pro12, Leinster travel to take on the Ospreys at 7.45pm, while Edinburgh entertain Benetton Treviso at 7.30pm.
  • In the FA Cup, Liverpool have an away trip against Exeter with kick-off at 7.55pm for their third-round tie.

Showbiz, baby!

Hats off to Dustin Poirier for this Happy Gilmore-inspired response to Conor McGregor.


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Fintan O'Toole

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