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We'll Leave It There So: Sexton set to pack his bag for Saturday, Rooney's staying put and today's sport

Plus, that all-important fixture list for a busy Friday of sport.
Feb 23rd 2017, 8:00 PM 10,358 4


Simon Zebo Simon Zebo at today's Ireland Rugby Press Conference. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO


Sean O'Mahony is presented with the Collingwood Cup UCC were crowned Collingwood Cup champions earlier. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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Stephanie Roche gave us a good laugh with this tweet.


Where We Were Today

Sean Farrell and Murray Kinsella were at the Ireland camp in Carton House, Emma Duffy was at a media event in Croke Park ahead of the camogie club All-Ireland finals, and Ryan Bailey was at the Ireland women’s rugby press conference.

On The Record

Joe Schmidt was asked about Paddy Jackson’s reaction to the news that Jonathan Sexton was starting ahead of him:

He took it with a smile and said: ‘I’ll be ready when you need me off the bench”

Paddy Jackson with Jonathan Sexton Jackson and Sexton at training earlier today. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

“Based on how things have gone in the past, we’ll probably see both players in some positions at some stage in the game.We know it’s going to be physical. it doesn’t matter who you play, it’s going to be physical.”

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The Fixture List

The League of Ireland returns tomorrow night, with Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers among the fixtures. There’s no shortage of rugby as Ireland U20s continue their Six Nations campaign as they host France, while the Pro12 returns with Munster v Scarlets and Newport v Leinster.

2017 SSE Airtricity League Season Launch The League of Ireland returns tomorrow night. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals are another two matches to keep an eye on and BAMMA/Bellator also takes place in Belfast.

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