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We'll Leave It There So: A mixed day for Munster, 'famous Seamus' and all today's sport

Pat Lam delights everyone at Connacht while we welcome a special guest to the HQ.

David Smith kicks a conversion The King's Hospital's David Smith kicks a conversion in the Vinnie Murray Cup semi-final against Presentation College Bray at Donnybrook. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO


Austria Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships Ryan Stassel from the U.S. competes to win the men's snowboard slopestyle event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg. Source: Darko Bandic/AP/Press Association Images

According to reports, Andy Lee’s first defence of his WBO middleweight title will take place in New York and not Ireland.

Kilkenny have withdrawn from this year’s Walsh Cup as a mark of respect following the death of Johnny Ryan, father of All-Ireland winning captain Lester.

Schools from Cork and Kerry dominated the quarter-finals of this year’s Corn Uí Mhuirí.


Tour Championship Golf Out of the darkness...Dustin Johnson is preparing to return to golf after taking a leave of absence to tend to 'personal challenges'. Source: David Goldman/AP/Press Association Images

Dustin Johnson has said his binge drinking was the cause of him having to take a leave of absence from golf – not drugs.

Former Manchester United winger Bebe has admitted he thought the club ‘were kidding’ when they forked out €9 million for his services in 2010.

The bookies in Las Vegas made a little mistake with their Super Bowl bets and it could cost them a small fortune.

                                       The best thing we shared

As fisted points go, this is one of the better efforts we’ve seen in a while.

A challenge game between St Mary’s, Magherafelt and St. Louis, Ballymena was certainly brightened up by this moment of magic.

Thomas O’Kane, take a bow.

Source: Mal McMullan/YouTube

                                                   On the record

It’s never been a concern. We’ve never been ruled out of a player because we haven’t matched the financial side of things. I don’t know, I’m told there’s a lot of stuff being written around that. I haven’t listened to a radio, watched TV or read any of that, but there is a lot of stuff out there that is wrong and is inaccurate.”

Munster head coach Anthony Foley speaking to our Murray Kinsella about the rumours suggesting the province can’t compete with the ever-growing wealth of other clubs.

                                            Where we were today

The intrepid Ben Blake was hanging out with Bohemians. He was working hard but we can’t say the same for Dean Kelly who was merely channelling his inner superhero. KAPOW!

Dean Kelly Source: Clive O'Donohoe/INPHO

                                                The fixture list

It’s a relatively quiet Thursday (everything’s gearing up for the big one on Friday when Cambridge host Manchester United in the FA Cup).

If you’re that way inclined, there are two games in the Africa Cup of Nations (both on Eurosport) down for decision.

  • Zambia take on Tunisia at 4pm while Cape Verde v DR Congo gets underway at 7pm. 

                                               Showbiz, baby!

We welcomed a very special guest to HQ earlier.

And, yes, you will DEFINITELY be the first to comment ‘That’s the closest a Corkman will come to a trophy this year’. So, fire away.


‘I couldn’t wait until after the wedding to get back into, y’know, doing journalism’. 


3 players retire with 14 All-Ireland senior medals between them, now Cork try to replace them

Chelsea in talks to sign Fiorentina’s €35m-rated Juan Cuadrado – reports

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