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We'll Leave It There So: Ireland ready for Scots, GAA team news and all of today's sport

Plus, all the weekend fixtures you need.
Feb 3rd 2017, 8:04 PM 9,452 0

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Conor Murray and Simon Zebo Conor Murray and Simon Zebo. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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David O'Hara, Padraig McLoughlin, Anthony Curran and Sam Lestange from Mullingar Ireland fans in Edinburgh. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The Best Thing We Shared

A new film about the great George Best, entitled Best – George Best: All By Himself, is set to premiere later this month.

The newly-released trailer is worth a watch:

Source: Dogwoof/YouTube

Where We Were Today

Murray Kinsella was in Murrayfield for the captain’s runs ahead of tomorrow’s Six Nations opener, and then headed to Cumbernauld for the Ireland women and U20 Six Nations clashes with Scotland.

Ryan Bailey caught up with record-breaker Sinead Kane and was at the Gonzaga and Castleknock schools rugby clash in Donnybrook, while Fintan O’Toole was in Croke Park for the GAA motions briefing.

On The Record

Seamus Coleman celebrates the win Ireland captain Seamus Coleman. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Ireland and Everton star Seamus Coleman voiced his opinion on the state of modern-day football and the mentality of current players.

I think nowadays players are nearly too precious.

“I think if you have a bad game and someone highlights it on the TV or in the papers then so be it. That’s the job we’re in and we get paid a lot of money to do what we do. If we can’t take criticism, then there’s something wrong and I think it shows a weakness in a player. It’s the game we’re in, we’re going to get criticised just like we’re going to get praised when we’re doing well.

You can’t just take all of the good and not take any of the bad. You’ve just got to get the balance right, and not be a baby about it really.”

The Fixture List

We’re set for an action-packed weekend of sport, from Six Nations to National League, Premier League and of course, the Super Bowl. Here’s what’s lined up –

Six Nations:

  • Scotland v Ireland, Saturday 2.25pm
  • England v France, Saturday 4.50pm
  • Italy v Wales, Sunday 2pm

Premier League:

Among the fixtures Chelsea face Arsenal, Hull meet Liverpool and Spurs host Middlesborough on Saturday, while Sunday sees Man City and Swansea go head-to-head and United travel to holders Leicester.

Seamus O'Shea and Darren Hughes Mayo and Monaghan go head-to-head in their league opener. Source: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO

GAA:

There are a few standout National League fixtures over the weekend. Meanwhile, the LIDL ladies league continues, there’s an All-Ireland SHC club semi-final and the Walsh Cup final is on Sunday.

  • Mayo v Monaghan, Saturday 7pm
  • Donegal v Kerry, Sunday 2pm
  • Cavan v Dublin, Sunday 2pm
  • Galway v Cork, Sunday 2pm
  • Meath v Kildare, Sunday 2pm

Super Bowl:

New England PatriotsAtlanta Falcons, Sunday night.

Showbiz, Baby!

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