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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 3 August, 2020

We’ll Leave It There So: Pelé O'Driscoll, Rory implodes and all today's sport

We thought Roy was off to become a Bhoy but there are no sights of Keane eating battered Mars bars in Glasgow.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

Soccer - International Friendly - Republic of Ireland v Italy - Republic of Ireland Training Session - Malahide A picture paints a thousand words? O'Neill and Keane pictured apart at Ireland's Friday training session. Source: Artur Widak



The best thing we shared

The Guardian came up severe trumps today with a fantastic, interactive guide to the World Cup jerseys of every team competing in this year’s tournament.

Interestingly, while Argentina have kept it light blue and white for all 16 of their appearances, Brazil introduced their now famous yellow jersey and blue shorts in 1954 and never looked back. The Germans liked a splash of colour back in the crazy 90s. Blame The Shamen

GER Source: The Guardian

On the record

I think it’s a year too early for him but in saying that, if the job comes up at Celtic, I don’t think he could knock it back. Especially if you’re No 2; if you were in the job as a No 1 then you might have a doubt.”

– Packie Bonner believes Roy Keane may be off to Glasgow any day now.

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Where we were today

Leo Cullen and Alastair Kellock Murray Kinsella was out at Bewleys Hotel in Ballsbridge to hear from Warriors and Leinster captains Al Kellock and Leo Cullen ahead of Saturday's final. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The fixture list

  • #PRO12 GRAND FINAL Also known as Brian O’Driscoll’s final game of all time, ever. Leinster take on Glasgow Warriors from 6:15pm on Saturday.
  • #WORLD CUP 14 friendlies including Ireland versus Italy at Craven Cottage [KO 7:45pm] tomorrow.
  • #THE MEMORIAL Round three of The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio and a chance for Rory McIlroy to right some wrongs.
  • #NBA San Antonio Spurs and OKC do battle with the Texans 3-2 up.

Showbiz, Baby!

The next time you are faced with a sudden death penalty kick, see if you have the minerals [C/o Snatch, circa 2000] to replicate this beauty from Maldives’ Ashad Ali Adubarey.

Source: Shaaz Ahmed/YouTube

“I’ve dared Brian O’Driscoll to do an end of career Dirty Dancing lift if they win tomorrow but I fear he’s not taking it seriously.”


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