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We'll Leave It There So: Schmidt names team, Ireland drop in Fifa rankings and today's sport

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Paddy Jackson Paddy Jackson at training earlier. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


UFC 189 Mixed Martial Arts Rory MacDonald. Source: John Locher

The Best Thing We Shared

The Sunderland players, including John O’Shea, visited young fan Bradley Lowery today.


Where We Were Today

Murray Kinsella and Sean Farrell were at Carton House to keep an eye on the Ireland rugby team , while Emma Duffy was at the Littlewoods camogie league launch in the Radisson Hotel.

On The Record

Keith Earls dejected Keith Earls. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Rugby isn’t healthy for the mind. It’s up and down. You could be on top of the world one week and then you’re back down. You’re representing your country which is always massive, you know the whole nation is watching you and the people that travel and then when you have a poor start, you come so close and then you lose it’s extremely disappointing.” – Keith Earls.

The Fixture List

Ireland U20s continue their Six Nations campaign against Italy tomorrow night [KO 7pm Irish time]. Meanwhile Munster face Newport Dragons and Ulster meet Edinburgh.

Showbiz, Baby!

Martin O’Neill was on fire during the BBC’s coverage of Derby-Leicester last night.

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