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We'll Leave It There So: Katie qualifies for Rio, marathon controversy and all of today's sport

It was a busy one. Catch-up with all of the day’s sporting headlines right here.

Dan O'Connor watches from the window of John D's Bar in Ballydesmond as the riders of the An Post Rás pass by Dan O'Connor watches from the window of John D's Bar in Dingle as the An Post Rás passes by. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO


Robbie Brady takes a selfie with a fan Robbie Brady takes a selfie with fans at the Aviva Stadium. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Pat Lam Pat Lam speaks to the media in Galway. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


  • Liverpool have completed the signing of German goalkeeper Loris Karius on a ‘long-term contract’ from FSV Mainz o5.
  • Glasgow Warriors have thanked Connacht for their support as out-half Finn Russell remains in hospital in Dublin.
  • Eric Cantona has expressed his doubts that Jose Mourinho is the right man to replace Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford.
  • Joey Barton has completed his move to Rangers ahead of the club’s return to the Scottish Premiership.
  • Conor O’Shea has left the door open to Martin Castrogiovanni but has asked veteran prop to clarify his international future.

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The Euros are close and this piece of street art has just gone up in Dublin.

This Roy Keane street art has just gone up today off Dublin's Wicklow Street. Can't cope. #coybig

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On The Record

“Cantona…trying to get on his way…had a little kick at Shaw there in frustration and the linesman had a very, very good view of it. Now, temperatures rising and out comes the red card. There’s the morning headline. Eric Cantona. Three times he walked last season, once more in a pre-season game. And now, for the fifth time in his Manchester United career, Eric Cantona is sent-off.

On his 50th birthday, we take a closer look at Cantona, the madness of the King.

Where We Were Today

Steve O’Rourke caught up with swimmer Fiona Doyle ahead of the Olympics while Ryan Bailey was chatting with Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley.

Michael Darragh MacAuley Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ben Blake was down at the Aviva Stadium for Ireland’s open training session and Murray Kinsella was in Galway for Connacht’s media day ahead of the Pro12 final.

The Fixture List

  • The An Post Rás continues on Wednesday with the fourth stage taking the riders from Dingle to Sneem. 

Showbiz, Baby!

Graeme McDowell took time out of his busy schedule after last week’s Irish Open to pay a visit to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

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