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Dublin: 4°C Tuesday 13 April 2021

We’ll Leave it There So: All-Ireland draw, Ward claims world silver and today's sport

There are also updates from the Irish rugby team’s camp and news on Shane Long’s latest injury.


Joseph Ward, Julio La Cruz, Pavel Silyagin and Elshod Irish boxer Joe Ward picks up his silver medal. Source: Francis Myers/INPHO

Keith Earls, Conor Murray, Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan Irish rugby players Keith Earls, Conor Murray, Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan relax on Cardiff Bay. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


The Best Thing We Shared

Pic of the Day (and possibly the week) features Mayor of London Boris Johnson bulldozing a young Japanese boy to the ground during a ‘friendly’ game of touch rugby.

Boris Johnson visit to Japan - Day Four Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Where we were today

Sean Farrell was in Cardiff for an injury update from Ireland team manager Mick Kearney.

On The Record

After the first round I just couldn’t believe that Michael was down. The commentators actually thought that the judges had got the colours mixed up. (I thought) that explained the first round. I thought Michael was in control, boxing the way he should be boxing. I thought he pushed it a little bit more in the second round, as the boys told him that he lost the first round. He made a few more attacks and seemed to be quite successful with them and he was still controlling the contest. His opponent was doing very little to determine the outcome. The decision went against him again in the second round and I thought ‘what’s going on here?” – We spoke to IABA president Pat Ryan about Michael O’Reilly’s controversial defeat in Doha yesterday.

The Fixture List

  • There are three matches in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tomorrow night as Cork City host Longford Town, champions Dundalk entertain Galway United and St Patrick’s Athletic face Drogheda United (all 7.45pm kick-off).
  • All four Irish provinces are in action in the Pro12 tomorrow evening. Here’s a full fixture list.

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Showbiz, Baby!

Ahead of his headline fight at Dublin’s 3Arena next weekend, the UFC speak to Irish lightweight fighter Joseph Duffy.

Source: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTube


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