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We'll Leave it There So: Irish star's Premier League move, O'Donovans' homecoming and all today's sport

Plus, Alan Shearer has called on Wayne Rooney to retire from England duty.

Paul and Gary O'Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them from Gary Spike O'Sullivan Paul and Gary O'Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them from Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan at Cork Airport. Source: Laurence Trister

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There was a minute’s applause ahead of yesterday’s thrilling All-Ireland Dublin-Kerry semi-final for the late ‘Batman’ Ben Farrell – the brave five-year-old Finglas boy who recently passed away after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Wilms Tumour last December.

Afterwards, Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon also paid tribute to Farrell on Twitter, with a post of him wearing a Batman t-shirt, in which he added: “The little batman was watching over us! #batmanben”

On The Record

“The last week has been very positive from everybody in terms of the messages I’m getting from people that I played with — friends and family — and I haven’t really reflected on it. I’m not one of these people to reflect on things until it’s finished. Come Wednesday when that curtain finally closes, I’ll look back and say ‘you know what, you did okay Rob’.”

Robbie Keane discussed his career with Ireland out in Abbotstown today.

Where we were today

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin and Waterford’s Stephen and Shane Bennett along with the Liam MacCarthy Cup joined us in the office today.

The Fixture List

  • There are two League of Ireland games taking place tomorrow, including Shamrock Rovers v Derry.

Showbiz, Baby!

Marouane Fellaini helped a distressed fan who was crushed against advertising hoarding during Man United’s win over Hull.

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