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We'll Leave It There So: Two Irish players nominated for top gong and the rest of today's sport

Elsewhere, a former League of Ireland player is called a hero, bad injury news for Leinster and the National Hurling League quarter-finals have been confirmed.

Dave Foley at Munster training today.
Dave Foley at Munster training today.
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The Best Thing We Shared

Ireland and Leinster loosehead prop Jack McGrath featured in this moving video to promote awareness of mental health issues.


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On The Record

But I did keep doing the rehab so there is a motivation there. I gave my head a break. I wouldn’t keep on coming back from injury if I didn’t want to be in it. I feel that after London, I have unfinished business with the Olympics. I do want to be in Rio – that’s what’s keeping me going. I haven’t reached my potential. I want to get my chance to prove that and show that I have more to give.

Irish hurdler Jessie Barr opened up on her injury struggles.

Where we were today

Ben Blake was at Ireland’s training session and press conference in Abbottstown.

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