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We'll Leave It There So: Irish stars set for Six Nations return and all today’s sport

There’s midweek Premier League games and we take a trip to a top trainer’s yard ahead of Cheltenham.

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Adam Johnson court case Adam Johnson arriving at Bradford Crown Court today. Source: Owen Humphreys

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On The Record

You don’t have much time with county hurling as I say – it’s all or nothing.So, after I got my operation about two years ago I got back into it because I had about a year to myself, so I started just auditioning again and doing a few plays in Belfast. I’m been doing plays in Belfast in stuff and I’ve got a small part in the Fall as a doctor. I can’t really say a lot about it. It’s a very small part. I’m going to New York soon after this. I am doing a play over there. It’s about the Easter Rising.” – Cushendall hurler Shane McNaughton on his budding acting career.

Where We Were Today

Alan Waldron paid a visit to Gordon Elliott’s yard in County Meath today and here’s what he learned with just two weeks to go until the Cheltenham Festival.

Simon McGonagle on Don Cossack and Bryan Cooper on No More Heroes Jockey Simon McGonagle (left) on Don Cossack and jockey Bryan Cooper (right) on No More Heroes. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The Fixture List

  • Five more Premier League matches are up for consideration on Wednesday. See the fixtures here.
  • There’s plenty of GAA too with four EirGrid Leinster U21 football quarter-finals (all 7.30pm throw-in): Dublin v Meath, Parnell Park, Laois v Wicklow, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, Kildare v Offaly, Hawkfield and Wexford v Westmeath, St Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy.
  • Ireland’s women’s national team kick off their Cyprus Cup campaign against Austria (12:30 Irish time).

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