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We'll Leave It There So: Ticket upset for Irish fans, the Ed Sheeran effect & all today's sport

Catch up on all of the biggest stories of the day including the latest on Jack Grealish and Ireland.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2018 Preparations - Moscow An image of a goalkeeper diving for the ball is projected onto the Bolshoi Theatre building in central Moscow during a light show as the official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is being revealed. Source: Valery Sharifulin/Photas/Tass/Press Association Images


The FAI have expressed their disappointment over the amount of tickets allocated to Irish fans travelling to Glasgow next month for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland.

Jack Grealish hasn’t been included in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad to face Scotland and the USA.

Jack Grealish celebrates scoring Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Former Republic of Ireland boss Brian Kerr feels the Aston Villa player is the most exciting attacking prospect he’s seen since Robbie Keane and Damien Duff.

Cork star Aidan Walsh will announce later this week if he will play for the county’s hurling or football team next year.

Ahead of the clash with South Africa on 8th November, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt does have a number of injury concerns.

Simon Easterby Ireland's new forwards coach Simon Easterby was speaking at a press conference today at Carton House in Kildare. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Simon Easterby, Ireland’s new forwards coach, says only minor tweaks are required for the team to stay ahead of the opposition.

Despite being named as captain of Ireland’s International Rules side, Donegal’s Michael Murphy may miss out on the trip to Australia because of club commitments.


Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has been pulled from officiating this weekend because of breaking protocol recently to attend an Ed Sheeran concert.

Magic Pelicans Basketball Source: Gerald Herbert/AP/Press Association Images

New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis was the star of opening night as the NBA got underway for a brand, spanking-new season.

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Even the calm, mild-mannered Carlo Ancelotti is easily irritated by FIFA president Sepp Blatter

The 2018 World Cup logo was officially unveiled in rather spectacular style with a bunch of Russian cosmonauts taking part in the ceremony.

On The Record

If I get the opportunity to do some one-on-one with him, that’d be an honour, because I know what he’s done in the game. If not, the coaching staff here will help me out enough.”

Leinster’s new number 13 Ben Te’o on the prospect of being coached by Brian O’Driscoll

Where we were today

Martin O'Neill Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Our Ben Blake was in attendance as Martin O’Neill announced his latest Ireland squad for the upcoming games against Scotland and the USA.

The best thing we shared

Meet Zhang Jike – the most bad-ass table-tennis player we’ve seen in a long time.

Source: Official ITTF Channel/YouTube

The fixture list

Attention US-sports fan!

Game Seven of the World Series takes place in the early hours of tomorrow morning. Kansas City Royals will look to take some impressive momentum into the decider and it gets started shortly after midnight.

And if you’re up, you may as well keep an eye on some NBA action with Derrick Rose back for Chicago Bulls’ opener against Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Tip-off is at midnight.

Showbiz, baby!

Kenneth Egan went to a haunted house. And got pretty scared.

Egan Source: kenegan30 via Twitter



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