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We'll Leave It There So: McGregor v Mayweather doesn't look likely and all today's sport

Elsewhere, a huge blow for Scotland’s Six Nations’ aspirations & a former Welsh scrum-half joins Ulster’s coaching staff for next season.



Floyd Mayweather has quashed rumours of an upcoming fight with Conor McGregor and said there’s no agreement and he’s happy in retirement.

Tributes have been paid to Westmeath hurler Donal Devine who passed away after becoming ill at a training session with his club last night.

Davy Fitzgerald‘s Limerick IT are through to the semi-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after getting past UCD by seven points.

Management from both sides get involved on the sidelines Things got a bit heated on the sideline as IT Carlow shocked UL in the Fitzgibbon Cup. Source: Morgan Treacy; ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Meanwhile, DJ Carey’s IT Carlow made some history as they stunned UL to qualify for their first Fitzgibbon Cup semi.

Just days before finals weekend, the Sigerson Cup has been rocked by an eligibility row between Garda College and Ulster University – the team that beat them in the last round.

Mayo forward Alan Freeman has stepped away from the senior inter-county scene due to work commitments.

Rugby Union - RBS 6 Nations Championship 2007 - Wales v Ireland - Millennium Stadium Source: Neal Simpson

Former Welsh scrum-half Dwayne Peel has been added to the Ulster coaching staff for next season.

Connacht’s Bundee Aki may be out of action for another two weeks because of his ankle injury.

Gonzaga will face Blackrock College in the semi-finals of the Leinster Senior Cup after a thrilling 41-24 victory over Roscrea.


Scotland have been dealt a major blow with the news that talisman Greig Laidlaw will miss the remainder of the Six Nations because of injury.

Luke Shaw‘s future at Manchester United looks far from secure after Jose Mourinho revealed the left-back will not be involved in the club’s Europa League clash with St. Etienne on Thursday.

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Man City Women Lloyd Source: Elaine Thompson

One of the biggest stars in women’s football, Carli Lloyd, has joined Manchester City on a short-term deal.

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Cork City launched two new kits ahead of the new League of Ireland season (the away shirt was revealed last November).

What do we think?

Where We Were Today

Hugh Twomey beats Liam Crowley Source: Dan Sheridan; ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ryan Bailey was in Donnybrook to see an enthralling Leinster Senior Cup encounter between Gonzaga and Roscrea.

On The Record

I didn’t have an Irish accent or the Irish heritage that the boys had, but I’ve got to say that they were very welcoming and supportive of me.”

It’s 20 years since a largely-overlooked friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Wales but it was the night Jon Goodman made his debut. Ben Blake caught up with the ex-Millwall and Wimbledon striker.

The Fixture List

The Europa League takes centre stage with a couple of Premier League teams in action.

Manchester United take on St. Etienne at Old Trafford as Paul Pogba meets his older brother Florentin. That game kicks off at 8.05 while, before that, Tottenham face Gent in Belgium. That’s underway at 6pm.


Mayweather quashes rumours of McGregor fight

Tributes pour in for Westmeath hurler Donal Devine who died at training last night

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