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We'll Leave It There So: Ireland win again, Fabio's jail sentence and all today's sport

Here’s all the sport Wednesday had to offer.

The Connacht team huddle after training Connacht players regroup after training in Galway. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Ireland’s cricketers scrapped their way to victory over the UAE in Brisbane this morning to keep their quarter-final charge on track.

Here’s how Ireland’s Women and u20s will line up against England in their respective Six Nations fixtures on Friday.

Football’s  Collingwood Cup is reaching its climax this week with rank outsiders Trinity facing off against UCC in tomorrow’s final.

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby was determined to keep schtum after Shaun Edwards’ criticism of the choke tackle.

Loosehead prop Cian Healy is confident he is fit enough to start for Ireland.


England have been dealt a blow ahead of the trip to Dublin with the news that Mike Brown will not recover from concussion in time to face Ireland.

Italy’s World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro has been sentenced to 10 months in jail. Here’s why.

Soccer - UEFA Europa League - Round of 32 - Second Leg - Besiktas v Liverpool - Liverpool Training - Melwood Mario Balotelli wrapped up against the elements in Melwood today. Source: Martin Rickett

A poster promoting the E3 Harelbeke cycling race in Belgium this month has been slammed as sexist as it makes light of Peter Sagan’s over-familiarity with a podium presenter at the race last year.

The best thing we shared

Of all the literary works the island of saints and scholars has produced, he had to pick that one…

sign Source: Niall Kelly

On the record

When you have a team 130 for 6 it is slightly disappointing to come off the way they did…”

Ireland captain William Porterfield was far from satisfied with his side’s performance after the UAE set a target of 278.

Where we were today

Sean Farrell / I was at Carton House to test the mood of Ireland’s rugby players before the biggest match of the Six Nations.

Jared Payne and Cian Healy Source: Alex Connolly/INPHO

The Fixture List

There’s the final of the Collingwood Cup final to look forward to tomorrow.

But if you prefer your football more European, yet slightly less hipsterish, then there’s a full progamme of Europa League action with Liverpool, Celtic and Spurs travelling to take on Besiktas, Inter and Fiorentina in their respective second legs. Meanwhile, Everton are at home to Young Boys.

Showbiz, Baby!

Clare’s Nicky O’Connell shows that even hurlers have a soft side as he delivers this perfect cover of Love is an Open Door from that Frozen film all the kids are in to.

Source: The42 Video/YouTube

“Schmidty-Schmidty, Bang-Bang!”


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