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Marty Morrissey on The Sunday Game Championship Draw RTÉ have secured a massive boost to their sport portfolio with a new five-year GAA deal. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO



American Football - NFL - Miami Dolphins v New York Giants - Wembley Stadium The NFL continues its expansion of the London series. Source: pool

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Remember that Australian guy who punched the kangaroo to save his dog? You may have missed Conor McGregor’s role in the whole incident…

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On The Record

“When Diarmuid [Devereux] came to me, the chairman of Wexford, I turned him down.I said: ‘I don’t think I can do this.’

“Now, when I got talking to him and I started to get enthusiastic. I saw where he felt Wexford were … they had players, they had talent, but needed just a different direction or something. And they were so passionate about it.

“It just made me think twice. It made me think that it would be great if another team could join the top ranks.”

Davy Fitzgerald spoke to Alan Waldron at the launch of the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup in Croke Park yesterday.

The Fixture List

  • The Champions Cup returns this weekend, with Leinster kicking-off proceedings at Northampton tonight.
  • Ulster host Clermont tomorrow, while Leicester travel to Munster tomorrow. On Sunday, Connacht make the trip to Wasps.
  • Katie Taylor enters the ring for her second professional fight on Saturday, taking on Swiss-based Brazilian Viviane Obenauf in Manchester.
  • Man United against Spurs is the pick of the weekend’s Premier League action.
  • There are intropro fixtures in GAA, while St Vincent’s face Rhode in the Leinster Club SFC.
  • Meanwhile, Munster take on Connacht and Leinster come up againt Ulster in the women’s rugby interpros.
  • UFC 206 will take place in the early hours of Sunday morning.
  • Fionnuala McCormack will be hoping for a strong finish to the year at the  European Cross Country Championships in Sardinia on Sunday.

Showbiz, Baby!

The UFC have released a promo to whet the appetite ahead of Ronda Rousey’s much-anticaptated return.

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