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We'll Leave It There So: Donal Óg's dickie bow, Roy's reality TV & all today's sport

Catch up on all of the biggest stories of the day including John Delaney’s mistakes and an injury blow for Joe Schmidt.
Oct 30th 2014, 8:00 PM 10,064 0

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

MOC Leinster coach Matt O'Connor talks to the press at a media briefing at the RDS in Dublin. Source: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne


Chief Executive John Delaney has admitted ‘mistakes were made’ by the FAI in relation to the controversial ticketing allocations for the upcoming Euro qualifier against Scotland.

Someone sent a letter to Donal Óg Cusack to tell him he was expressing his sexuality by wearing a dickie bow on television.

Nathan White has pulled out of the Irish squad after rupturing a tendon in his arm.

Connacht get a boost as Irish trio are available for selection ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the Ospreys.

Middlesbrough v Man Utd Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Roy Keane says that Paul Scholes was just too lazy to do any interviews when he was playing.

Six publications will battle it out for the Irish Sports Book of the Year award.

Former Manchester United and Celtic midfielder Liam Miller is on the look-out for a new club after being released by Brisbane Roar.


San Francisco Giants are the 2014 World Series champions after getting the better of Kansas City Royals in Game Seven.

World Series Giants Royals Baseball Source: AP/Press Association Images

Manchester United have reportedly agreed to the permanent signing of Falcao.

Chicago Bulls’ talisman Derrick Rose was back with a bang as he pushed his side to an impressive win over the New York Knicks.

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Glasgow Celtic midfielder Aleksandar Tonev has been handed a seven-game ban by the SFA after being found guilty of racially abusing an opponent.

Spanish legend Raul has come out of retirement to sign for second-tier US side New York Cosmos.

Spain Soccer La Liga Source: Paul White

On The Record

My first marathon was in Connemara in 2011 which I ran in 4:28. It was such a roller-coaster of emotions but it was a brilliant experience so I decided to keep running with friends and doing half marathons until a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to continue running two hour half marathons or if I wanted to train properly?”

Orna Dilworth started running four years ago. Tomorrow, the 29 year-old will represent Ireland at the Ultra Running World Championships in Doha.

Where we were today

Our Sean Farrell was at the RDS for Leinster’s media briefing where he heard from this man and his coach.

Kevin McLaughlin Leinster's Kevin McLaughlin giving a devastating 'side-eye' to his coach. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The best thing we shared

Get in the mood for Sunday’s Manchester derby with this brilliant LEGO compilation of the top-5 best City/United moments.

Source: Guardian Football/YouTube

The fixture list

  • Galway FC are in control of the promotion/relegation play-off and take a 2-1 first-leg lead into their clash with UCD on Friday evening. Kick-off at Terryland Park is 7.45.  
  • Also, there’s some Championship action as Norwich entertain Bolton.

Showbiz, baby!

I’ve had the Celebrity Big Brother offers and the jungle stuff. I met the jungle people, but I thought, ‘Nah, not for me’. But the more you say no, the more determined they are to get you , so who knows? There’s more to life than football.”

Roy Keane contemplates appearing in a reality TV show. Now there’s a thought.

Who’s Bernie Slaven? 


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