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We'll Leave It There So: Munster exodus cancelled, slow race for Lions job and all today's sport

Let that news about Conor Murray and Keith Earls sweep you past Hump Day.



Australian Open Tennis Gael Monfils drops to hit a return against Milos Raonic this morning. Source: Andrew Brownbill

The Best Thing We Shared

Maybe ‘best’ isn’t the right word here…

On The Record

I didn’’t feel right about the way it finished, and just wanted to finish up differently. It didn’’t go according to script I suppose.”

– Kerry’s Marc Ó Sé speaks about deciding against walking away from inter-county football. 

Where We Were Today

The coaches and captains of the Six Nations squads were in London today for the tournament’s big launch.

Rory Best Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The Fixture List

A big week of college and school sport continues tomorrow with two more Leinster Schools Rugby Senior Cup ties down for decision. King’s Hospital meet Clongowes in Donnybrook at 3pm while Gonzaga meet Wesley in Clontarf.

Meanwhile, in the Fitzgibbon Cup, there are games across the day in four groups:

Group A: UCC v UCD, Mardyke, 2.45pm.
Maynooth University v Limerick IT, NUIM North Campus, 7pm

Group B: St Pat’s Drumcondra v Waterford IT, St Pat’s GAA Pitch, 2pm
IT Carlow v DCU, IT Carlow GAA pitch, 7pm

Group C: Dublin IT v UL, Parnells GAA club, 2pm
NUI Galway v Mary Immaculate College, Dangan, 2pm

Group D: Cork IT v GMIT, Cork IT, 7pm

Showbiz, Baby!

Dimitar Berbatov found the ideal interviewer for a sensitive post-match chat… Dimitar Berbatov.


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