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We'll Leave it There So: JBM's Cork future in doubt, triumphant Mark English returns home and all today’s sport

Also, Bohs v Shamrock Rovers is called off and Rafael Nadal is out of the US Open.

Jimmy Barry Murphy Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

(Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy saw his side suffer a disappointing All-Ireland semi-final loss yesterday)


A general view of the damage to the pitch which resulted in the game being called off Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


Tennis - Rafael Nadal Filer

(Rafael Nadal has been ruled out of the US Open)

The best thing we shared

This fan’s description of Luis Nani is funny because it’s true.

(h/t Paddy Power)

On the Record

“What will that building do for the performance of young Cork players? I’d seriously question it. I actually think that it’s a monument that’s being built, instead of a centre of excellence.

“There’s two fields there. The clubs are being sold a pup. Because it’s being sold under this guise of a centre of excellence.”

Former Rebels goalkeeper and Sunday Game pundit Donal Óg Cusack is unimpressed with Cork’s development of a centre of excellence.

The fixture list

  • A number of Champions League qualifiers take place tomorrow, including the first leg of Arsenal’s clash with Besiktas.
  • There’s a full round of Championship matches, with league leaders Bournemouth hosting Nottingham Forest.
  • The European Swimming Championships in Berlin continue tomorrow.

Showbiz, baby!

The internet truly rose to the occasion following Ian Botham’s unfortunate willy photo tweet.

“I was in the Rose of Tralee!”


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