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We'll Leave it There So: Irish amateur's superb start, Dublin defender opts out and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, an Irish sprinter has been handed a two-year ban after testing positive for EPO.
Jul 16th 2015, 8:20 PM 12,559 1

France Cycling Tour de France Source: Laurent Cipriani

(Miniature riders sit on a rain covered table in the media zone behind the finish line after the 12th stage of the Tour de France)

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2015 ESPY Awards - Show Source: AP/Press Association Images

(UFC fighter Ronda Rousey accepts the best female athlete award at the ESPY Awards)

The best thing we shared today

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Check out this brilliant Game of Thrones-style hurling video.

On the record

“The striking was already there, so with my particular forté being grappling, I was confident that I could fill in that gap. It doesn’t do any harm that Conor is pretty quick-witted on the microphone as well. When you add those factors together, I did think it was inevitable that this day would come. A day when Conor has a UFC belt around his waist.”

John Kavanagh, writing exclusively for The42, discusses Conor McGregor’s remarkable rise.

Where we were today

Michael Casey with John McGrath Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Fintan O’Toole is in Limerick for the Munster U21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final.

The fixture list

  • There are a couple of Airtricity Premier Division matches taking place, including Drogheda v St Pat’s.
  • Day 2 of the Open gets underway tomorrow.
  • New Zealand face Argentina in the Rugby Championship.
  • The Tour de France continues, with stage 13 taking place.

 Showbiz, baby!

This Thierry Henry-starring advert will get you excited for the start of the new Premier League season.

Source: kshitij shrivastava/YouTube

“Not the first time I’ve been hit with a tutu!”

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Frankie Edgar didn’t hold back with this Twitter call-out of Conor McGregor>

Kaka rolled back the years with this magnificent goal for Orlando last night>

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