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We'll Leave It There So: Iconic Lomu dies at 40, another blow for Tipp & all today's sport

Elsewhere, the IRFU have blocked Munster’s attempts to sign the Wallabies skipper while Dick Redmond has lost his Superman cape.

Jonah Lomu 1995 Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO


Rugby Union - World Cup South Africa 1995 - Pool C - Ireland v New Zealand - Ellis Park, Johannesburg Lomu going over for a try against Ireland in the sides' Pool C clash in the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. Source: John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images

2015 ESPY Awards - Show Source: Associated Press

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  • The IRFU have blocked Munster’s attempts to sign Australian captain Stephen Moore.
  • Elsewhere, the Tipperary hurlers have been hit with another high-profile retirement - their fourth in a week.
  • Nothing says a big win for the Irish football team than Shane Long on the guitar on Robbie Keane on lead vocals in a Dublin boozer. 

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Yes, that is Connacht’s new jersey, complete with super-hero theme, and will be available from December. After their epic and exhausting trek back from Siberia, the new design makes a lot of sense.

Where We Were Today

Murray Kinsella was at Weston Airport to admire the planes and check in with Isa Nacewa, Quinn Roux and Mark Chisholm.

Isa Nacewa, Quinn Roux and Mark Chisholm Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

On The Record

I often see that we couldn’t keep JJ Hanrahan. JJ Hanrahan left because JJ Hanrahan wanted to leave. Paddy Butler left because Paddy Butler wanted to leave. These fellas wanted to leave and when fellas want to leave there isn’t a whole pile you can do about it.”

Munster coach Anthony Foley says that trying to persuade players to stay when they’re intent on leaving is an impossible task.

Showbiz, Baby!

In fairness, it could happen to anyone.

The Irish football team’s own super-hero has lost his cape. It was last seen in Dublin nightclub CopperFace Jacks – where many things have been lost down through the years.


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