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Thursday’s big news in one tidy package.

Brendan Irvine with his silver medal and fellow medalists Belfast's Brendan Irvine on the podium with the other medallists in Baku. Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO


Lord Mayor of Belfast Arder Carson Lord Mayor of Belfast Arder Carson gets into the thick of the action as Ireland's ODI against Australia is launched. Presseye / Jonathan Porter/INPHO Presseye / Jonathan Porter/INPHO / Jonathan Porter/INPHO

  • It was a great day for Team Ireland in Baku with Brendan Irvine winning silver in the light flyweight while Joshua and Sam Magee secured at least bronze in the badminton doubles.
  • In the Women’s 3×3 basketball, Ireland’s campaign came to an end as they were beaten by top seeds Russia 21-15 having knocked Czech Republic out earlier in the day.
  • Ireland lost their second game at the Uefa Women’s U17 European Championships today but put in an excellent performance against Switzerland.


Chile Soccer Copa America Chile Uruguay Arturo Vidal celebrates with his team-mates after Chile knocked Uruguay out of the Copa America. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

The best thing we shared

As the country reminisced about Italia 90, here’s how Twitter would have reacted to that penalty shoot-out win over Romania 25 years ago today.


If you’re feeling all nostalgic, all of our Italia 90 week content can be found in one handy package here.

On the record

“Schweinsteiger does not need a challenge like that any more at his age. I would advise him not to make the move to England.”

German legend Franz Beckenbauer has urged Bastian Schweinsteiger not to join Manchester United amid reports suggesting the midfielder is set to join the Premier League club.

Where we were today

Ben Blake was out in UCD trying on some new Adidas boots as well as speaking to Brandon Miele, Richie Towell and Chris Forrester.

Brandon Miele, Richie Towell and Chris Forrester James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

The fixture list

  • The League of Ireland returns and there are five fixtures in the Premier Division on Friday. 
  • The European Games continue with Katie Taylor in the ring for her semi-final at 8.45am while Scott Evans is fighting for a medal in the badminton at 10am.

Showbiz, baby!

27 years ago, today. Golazo.

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