We’ll Leave It There So: McCarthy's big deal, Ryan's big break and all today's sport

We’ll also have your usual mix of GAA, football and other news.

Donnacha Ryan Donnacha Ryan was happy with his inclusion in Joe Schmidt's team today. Billy Stickland / INPHO Billy Stickland / INPHO / INPHO



The best thing we shared today

These AIB GAA ads are our new jam.

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On the record

Well he’s selling calf nuts, maybe he’s eating a few of them.”

Paul Murphy has noticed that Kilkenny team-mate TJ Reid has bulked up this season and thinks he’s figured out how.

Where we were today

Paul Fennessy was visiting Setanta Sports for the launch of their Premier League coverage.

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The fixture list

There are three SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games with Galway hosting Derry, Dundalk at home to Longford and Pat’s visiting Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght. The Championship also gets under way across the Irish Sea as Brighton host Nottingham Forest.

Showbiz, baby!

Rory McIlroy showed us just how bad the ankle injury that caused him to miss The Open was.

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“She split a baby with me.”

‘Premier League top four missed the boat on James McCarthy’

Donnacha Ryan to start first international in over two years as Ireland take on Wales