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We'll Leave it There So: McGeady rewarded, Blow for Munster and all today's sport

Plus, beleaguered Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford won’t quit, he insisted today.

Continental Tyres Women's National League Launch Ciara Delany (Kilkenny United WFC), Louise Corrigan (Peamount United), Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths Women's LFC), Pearl Slattery (Shelbourne LFC), Meabh de Burca (Galway WFC), Emily Cahill (UCD Waves) and Saoirse Noonan (Cork City Women's FC) at the Continental Tyres Women's National League Launch. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

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Dave Brailsford file photo Team Sky's Sir Dave Brailsford. Source: Lynne Cameron

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NBA coach Gregg Popovich is quite the character.

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On The Record

Celtic will certainly cash in on him, there’s no doubt about that, but I’m not in the £30 million (€34m) or £40m (€45m) brigade if you can spare me that… He might develop into a player of that value. I like him a lot, he can finish. He’s got a good physical presence and movement. But realistically he’s not worth that.”

- Ally McCoist does not rate Celtic forward Moussa Dembele as highly as some people.

Where we were today

A general view of the closed roof in the Principality Stadium ahead of the game Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Murray Kinsella is at the Principality Stadium for the Wales-Ireland game.

The Fixture List

  • There are two Six Nations games tomorrow – England v Scotland and France v Italy, while the same round of fixtures (including Ireland v Wales) will take place this weekend in the U20 and Women’s Six Nations.
  • There is one Pro12 game — Ulster v Zebre.
  • There are a number of FA Cup and Premier League matches, including Liverpool v Burnley on Sunday.
  • It’s a big weekend of GAA action, including Tipperary v Kilkenny in hurling on Saturday evening.
  • Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell are in action at Valspar.

Showbiz, Baby!

The person running the Bray Wanderers Twitter account is clearly a big Steven Seagal/pun fan.

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