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Meanwhile, Graeme McDowell was knocked out at the World Match Play and Rory Gallagher is in contention for the Donegal job.

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(Toulon rugby club president Mourad Boudjellal is reportedly seeking to take the IRB to court)

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“Our obligation is to the viewers. We’ve no obligation to Martin O’Neill or the FAI. So we have to say it, as we see it. If we tried to be popular and said ‘great performance,’ we probably would have gotten more stick for being dishonest, and rightly so.

“If you’re going to give an honest opinion, you won’t always be popular. But it’s an honest opinion, and that’s all you can give. My honest opinion is that we didn’t play our best players in their best positions, and it’s a bit of a myth to suggest that we did that for 60 minutes, and when we went a goal down, we planned to change it.”

John Giles defends the RTÉ panel after recent criticism aimed at them.

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Fixture list

  • It’s the opening weekend of the Champions Cup, with Leinster, Munster and Ulster all in action.
  • The Premier League recommences on Saturday, with Man City v Spurs the pick of the games.
  • It’s another big weekend of GAA club action, with games involving teams in Dublin, Kilkenny and Tipperary all taking place tomorrow.

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A player has been banned for six months for attempting to con the referee by pulling his own jersey.

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