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We'll Leave It There So: LVG going nowhere, Ireland's expectations tempered and all today's sport

We’ll also have news about UFC 196 and the Australian Open tennis.

Patrick McBrearty and Caolan Mooney Downs’ Caolan Mooney and Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty help launch the Setanta Sports’ coverage of the 2016 Allianz Leagues in Belfast. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

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He may be out of the Australian Open at the hands of Novak Djokovic but Roger Federer was still able to produce the shot of the tournament.

On The Record

If we could be in the top half that means we’d have to be in front of three pretty good teams. Yeah, I think being realistic…. you know, our dream would be to do what no team has done before and we’re not going to give up the dream, but we’re also reasonably pragmatic and practical in what we try to deliver and I think I would be unfair on the players if I said the only way to be successful is to win the championship.

Joe Schmidt was keen to play down expectations ahead of Ireland’s attempt to become the first side to win three Six Nations titles in a row.

Where we were today

We had reporters around the country at various Fitzgibbon Cup games. You can read all their reports here.

Nicky English 18/2/2015 UCD Manager Nicky English watched his side win today. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Fixture list

RUGBY
Munster Senior Cup
Bandon Grammar School v St Munchins, University of Limerick 2.30pmSOCCER
FA Cup Fourth Round
Derby v Manchester United, Pride Park 7.55pm

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Phil Mickelson is not happy with 17-year-old Australian golfer Ryan Ruffles who earlier this week claimed to have won a $5,000 bet with the five-time Major winner.

BMW Championship Golf Phil admits to losing the bet, just not the amount. Source: AP/Press Association Images

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