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We'll Leave It There So: Familiar faces return for Ireland, Clarke's retirement and today's sport

Elsewhere, big news for Irish boxing fans and Paul McGinley offers up some interesting comments on Rory McIlroy’s latest controversy

Brian Flanagan and Nathan Williams It was a mud-bath in the Top Oil Connacht Schools Senior Cup Semi-Final between Summerhill College and Garbally College earlier today. Source: Ryan Byrne; ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne/INPHO


Glenstal celebrate after the game Source: Tommy Dickson; ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson/INPHO


The Best Thing We Shared

The Toughest Trade is back and here’s the full episode of the new series as Michael Murphy tries rugby in Clermont while Shane Williams togs off with Glenswilly.

Source: AIB Bank/YouTube

Where We Were Today

Getting in a ring with a former world champion? No problem to our Alan Waldron. He was chatting to Bernard Dunne at the announcement of eir Sport’s new partnership with BoxNation.

Bernard Dunne Source: Morgan Treacy; ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy/INPHO

On The Record

He was in a no-win situation. And that’s the problem. When you get offered by the President of the United States to go and play a game of golf, it’s very hard to say no. That’s what Pádraig said and I agree fully with him. How do you turn down the office of the President of the United States?If he hadn’t played, he would have been taking a very strong political position, which would have created a lot of furore in the other direction.”

Paul McGinley had some interesting thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding Rory McIlroy playing golf with Donald Trump.

The Fixture List

Soccer (all kick-off times 19.45 unless otherwise stated)

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, 19.30, Tallaght Stadium
Bray Wanderers v Finn Harps, Carlisle Grounds
Cork City v Galway United FC, Turner’s Cross
Derry City v Limerick FC, The Brandywell
Drogheda United v St Patrick’s Athletic, United Park.


Connacht v Zebre, 19.35 (Sportsground)
Ulster v Benetton Treviso, 19.35 (Kingspan Stadium)
Edinburgh v Ospreys, 19.35 (Myreside)


Payne and Carbery back in Ireland’s Six Nations squad for final two rounds

Rare medical condition forces Down’s Marty Clarke to retire aged 29

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