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We'll Leave It There So: Dubs reject Keegan campaign claims, Paulie's speech and today's sport

Elsewhere, Munster’s Peter O’Mahony could finally make his return to action this weekend while Roy Keane is having none of Theo Walcott.

Eoghan O’Gara Dublin footballer Eoghan O'Gara pictured at the Gibson Hotel ahead of Saturday's All-Ireland football final replay. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Ahead of Saturday’s replay, Dublin boss Jim Gavin has rejected claims of a campaign against Mayo’s star defender Lee Keegan.

Former Dublin footballer Dessie Farrell will step down as chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association at the end of the year.

Paul O'Connell talks to the players at half time Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

‘You could have heard a pin drop’: Darren Clarke has praised Paul O’Connell‘s speech to Team Europe’s golfers ahead of the start of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

Ronald Koeman is unhappy that the Republic of Ireland have included James McCarthy in their squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers despite the fact the midfielder is yet to complete his comeback from groin surgery.

Martin O’Neill has been the man to lead England for a very long time – so says legendary former goalkeeper Peter Shilton.


After a year on the sidelines, Munster skipper Peter O’Mahony has a ‘good chance’ of returning against Zebre this weekend.

41st Ryder Cup - Practice Day Three - Hazeltine National Golf Club 'It's very simple: tell your brother to stop abusing Americans'. Source: David Davies

Danny Willett has apologised to US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III after his brother Pete referred to American golf fans as ‘imbeciles’.

Marcus Rashford is one of the nominees for the 2016 Golden Boy award along with the likes of Renato Sanches and Kingsley Coman.

Manager Slaven Bilic has taken responsibility for West Ham’s night out in London earlier this week as the club investigate an alleged incident involving Darren Randolph and Andy Carroll.

After the latest Daily Telegraph sting, Barnsley have wasted little time in sacking assistant manager Tommy Wright who allegedly accepted a £5,000 ‘bung‘.


He may be an All Black legend but Richie McCaw has quite a few strings to his bow and he’s just been promoted to Wing Commander in the New Zealand air force.

The Best Thing We Shared

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Forget Usain Bolt v Justin Gatlin. The showdown we all wanted was Usain Bolt v James Corden.

It went as you’d expect.

On The Record

It’s taken him a while to get a settle at the club, hasn’t it? Ten years? Listen, the guy needs to relax. He’s had a good week. Try playing well for the next seven, eight, nine months when the real crunch games come. I wouldn’t get carried away about Walcott. He’s got to keep doing it over the next year or two.”

Theo Walcott may have scored twice for Arsenal in the Champions League last night but Roy Keane offered up a bit of a reality check to his supporters.

Where We Were Today

Jim Gavin Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Fintan O’Toole was at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin to get the thoughts of Jim Gavin and Eoghan O’Gara.

The Fixture List


Barclays Premier League

Everton v Crystal Palace, Goodison Park, 8pm.

SSE Airtricity League

Bray Wanderers v Bohemians, Carlisle Grounds, 7.45pm.


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Guinness Pro 12

Connacht v Edinburgh, The Sportsground, 7.35pm.
Newport Gwent Dragons v Glasgow Warriors, Rodney Parade, 7.35pm.


Dublin SHC quarter-finals:

Kilmacud Crokes v Craobh Chiarain, Parnell Park, 6.45pm
Ballyboden St-Enda’s v Cuala, Parnell Park, 8.15pm.

Limerick SFC semi-final:

Na Piarsaigh v Drom/Broadford, Rathkeale, 7.30pm

Armagh SFC semi-final:

Clann Éireann v Maghery, Athletic Grounds, 8.30pm


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Jim Gavin rejects suggestions that there is a Dublin campaign against Lee Keegan

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