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We'll Leave It There So: Another medal for Ireland, Tipp hurler gone for six months and today's sport

Elsewhere, Charles Piutau is named in Ulster’s starting XV, Chris Froome says he has nothing to hide and Ireland’s soccer fans to get recognised for Euros behaviour.


Daryl Horgan Daryl Horgan in action for Dundalk in their Europa League clash against AZ Alkmaar. Source: Karel Delvoije/INPHO

  • Cork’s Orla Barry claimed a silver in the women’s F57 discus at the Paralympic Games in Rio, taking Ireland’s overall tally to eight medals.
  • Supporters of Ireland’s soccer team will be recognised by Uefa with a commemorative plaque for the “outstanding contribution” they made at the European Championships in France.
  • Corkonian Pat O’Leary finished sixth in the KL3 canoe sprint final at the Paralympics just five years after taking up the sport.
  • Elsewhere in Rio, swimmers Nicole Turner and Ellen Keane qualified for the finals of the S9 100m butterfly and SB6 100m breaststroke respectively.
  • David Herity, a former All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny, has been named as the new manager of Dublin’s senior camogie team.
  • Charles Piutau will start for Ulster against Scarlets tomorrow night while his fellow Kiwi Jamison Gibson-Park will make his first start for Leinster against Edinburgh.
  • Tipperary All-Ireland winner Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher will miss the majority of next year’s National Hurling League as he is heading on a six-month peacekeeping mission in Syria with the Army.
  • Ireland have retained 31st position in the Fifa world rankings while Wales have broken into the top 10.


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  • Former Leinster lock Kane Douglas has been dropped by Wallabies coach Michael Cheika ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.
  • Roy Keane is adamant that Pep Guardiola should be known as the ‘Special One’, not Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
  • Tour de France winner Chris Froome says he has nothing to hide after hackers revealed that he has a Therapeutic Use Exemption for medication.

The Best Thing We Shared

Source: Conor's Sketches/YouTube

There are a lot of folks doing impressions these days but we particularly enjoyed this effort from Conor’s Sketches — Des Cahill, Conor McGregor and Brian Cody, take your pick.

Where We Were Today

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games - Day 8 Silver medallist Cork's Orla Barry celebrates winning Ireland's eighth medal at the Paralympics. Source: Diarmuid Greene/SPORTSFILE

Ryan Bailey is still flying The42 flag at the Paralympic Games in Rio and has witnessed a couple of very successful days for Team Ireland.

On The Record

I’m going to have to text him about that! It wasn’t about scoring tries, it was really about playing for the team and if you get into the right spot and score, it’s good.

Connacht wing Niyi Adeolokun was in good spirits despite hearing that his team-mate Aly Muldowney had referred to him as a ‘non-scoring winger’ last year.

The Fixture List

  • Friday night Premier League football returns and it’s a big one as Chelsea host Liverpool from 8pm tomorrow.
  • Closer to home there are four games in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division — Cork City welcome Shamrock Rovers, who will be desperate for revenge after their cup drubbing, and Galway entertain Bohemians (both 7.45pm). Elsewhere, Finn Harps host Longford Town and Wexford Youths take on Derry City (both 8pm).
  • There are also three games in the Guinness Pro12 tomorrow night — Cardiff Blues v Glasgow Warriors (7pm), Ulster v Scarlets (7.05pm) and Edinburgh v Leinster (7.35pm).

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