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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 19 September, 2019

We'll Leave It There So: Henshaw returns, another new recruit at Ulster and all of today's sport

The four day weekend is here, baby!

Rory Scannell attempts a late conversion Rory Scannell kicks a late conversion during Munster A's clash with Connacht Eagles at Thomond Park this afternoon Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Ryan McHugh and Kieran McGeary Ryan McHugh and Kieran McGeary met the media in Belfast ahead of the Ulster U21 Football final next week Source: Presseye/Darren Kidd/INPHO


The Best Thing We Shared

The 12-day media tour to promote UFC 189 culminated in Dublin this week and in the final episode of the Embedded series, here’s a look behind the scenes as McGregor and Aldo arrived in the capital.

Source: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTube

On The Record

“She doesn’t make weight, she’s not an athlete, and is talking s**t.”

Claudia Gadelha takes aim at Aisling Daly as the pair’s rivalry intensifies even though their fight has been cancelled.

Where we were today

Steve O’Rourke was down at the Sky Ireland offices to speak to European Indoor silver medallist Mark English.

Mark English Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Meanwhile, Murray Kinsella was at UCD for Leinster’s press conference ahead of the weekend’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

Matt O'Connor with Jamie Heaslip Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Fixture List

  • Connacht get a bumper weekend of European action under way on Good Friday when they face Gloucester at Kingsholm (7.45pm).
  • There are four SSE Airtricity League fixtures with Derry’s visit to Turner’s Cross the pick of the bunch.
  • Across the water, there is a full programme of Football League action as the race for promotion intensifies.

Showbiz, Baby

Charles Piutau will fit right in when he moves to Ulster next season. Here’s a video of the All Black trying his hand at GAA when New Zealand were on these shores in 2013.

Source: AIG Ireland/YouTube

You look like Dobbo when you shuffle your sheets!


Mixed international reaction to this week’s UFC fan Q&A in Dublin

It didn’t take Bray Wanderers long to appoint a new manager

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