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We'll Leave It There So: O'Gara's coaching wish, classy gesture from Dortmund and today's sport

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Sean Cavanagh and Gearoid McKiernan Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh and Gearoid McKiernan of Cavan in old-fashioned dress at Croke Park to preview the Allianz Football League Division 2 final. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Britain Soccer Europa League A Dortmund fan passes scarves hanging in Liverpool ahead of tonight's game. Source: Jon Super

The Best Thing We Shared

Ireland U21 midfielder Jack Byrne stood out for Dutch side Cambuur in their recent defeat to Eredivisie leaders Ajax. He looks a genuine prospect.

Source: Omar Citizen/YouTube

On The Record

It was for my eldest daughter. It was years after I’d won, I’d never thought to watch it back but her and her boyfriend wanted to see it so I said I’d find the tape. The tape goes in and we are all sat around. We could watch the last couple of frames and the presentation, do it as a family, you know? Quite nice. Then on it comes, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Where’s my snooker? Wind on, it’s still not there. It’s gone. One of the boys had taped over the whole thing. Thanks, boys.” - Former World Snooker Championship winner Joe Johnson tells the story of how his Crucible win was taped over.

Where We Were Today

Ryan Bailey was out at Leinster’s press conference, where head coach Leo Cullen spoke about the visit of Edinburgh to the RDS tomorrow night.

Leo Cullen Cullen alongside Rhys Ruddock. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The Fixture List

  • There are four Europa league quarter-final second leg ties tonight, including the meeting of Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund (8pm).
  • Tomorrow night, Leinster host Edinburgh in the Pro12 (7.35pm), while Ospreys are away to Treviso (7.35pm). Click here for all this weekend’s matches.
  • There are several games in the SSE Airtricity League on Friday night. You will find a full fixture list here.

Showbiz, Baby!

Film makers are planning a bio-pic about the life of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy (we kid you not) and producers are reportedly interested in casting hardman Vinnie Jones as former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson.




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