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We'll Leave It There So: Irish jockey assaulted, Mayo crisis 'a bombshell' and all today's sport

Meanwhile, Jared Payne is an injury doubt for Ireland’s World Cup clash with Italy on Sunday.

Paul O'Connell Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


Police are investigating after four men were arrested at Southwell Racecourse for assaulting Irish jockey Aidan Coleman.

The Mayo County Board have admitted that the no confidence vote from the senior footballers in co-managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes is ‘a bombshell’.

Jared Payne sat out Irish training on Wednesday because of a bruised foot and could be a doubt for this weekend’s game with Italy.

IrelandÕs  Jared Payne is tackled by RomaniaÕs Michael Wiringi Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

After 14 seasons with Wexford, stalwart Rory Jacob has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

Stoke are hopeful a compromise can be reached with Irish international Jon Walters over a new contract


The BBC have given up its coverage of The Open a year early to cut costs with Sky Sports gleefully taking over in 2016.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v Chelsea - St James' Park Source: PA WIRE

There are reports of major dressing-room unrest at Chelsea after Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop a number of players for last night’s Champions League defeat.

South Africa have made three changes to their team for Saturday’s World Cup clash with Scotland.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks are keeping nothing in reserve for their upcoming assignment against Georgia.

England are set to name Jonathan Joseph at centre for their game against Australia this weekend with Sam Burgess dropped.

The Best Thing We Shared

‘With our might, we’ll defend the glory of Reading’.

This is ‘They Call Us The Royals’, a new pop song the club has released. It truly is as bad as it sounds. The best part is at 2.31.

Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Source: Krit Kuvijitsuwan/YouTube

Where We Were Today

Cian Healy Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Sean Farrell was with the Irish team in Guildford with Cian Healy’s return to the side a major talking point.

On The Record

For the next decade, 50% of prize money for European qualification (approx €575,000 per annum) should be allocated to a PCA managed pool to be allocated for league marketing/promotion and infrastructure projects. Any money won for winning through rounds would be retained by the club. If this sounds far-fetched, I’ve discussed this with some Euro-competing clubs who aren’t opposed to the idea.”

In the wake of Declan Conroy’s consultation report, our columnist John O’Sullivan lists ten changes he’d make to the League of Ireland tomorrow if allowed.

The Fixture List

  • The Rugby World Cup returns on Thursday. In Pool A, Wales take on Fiji at 4.45 while in Pool D (Ireland’s group), France face Canada in Milton Keynes with an 8 o’clock kick-off.
  • There’s plenty of Europa League action with Liverpool and Celtic both in action. In Glasgow, Ronny Deila’s men face Fenerbahce at 8.05pm. At the same time, on Merseyside, the Reds face FC Sion.  

Showbiz, Baby!

Here’s what happened when we challenged Irish Olympian David Gillick to a breakfast cook-off.

Source: The42 Video/YouTube


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