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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

We'll Leave it There So: O'Connell set for France, Villa respond to Grealish photos and all of today’s sport

Also, a pilot defends the decision not to fly an anti-John Delaney banner over the Aviva Stadium at the weekend.

Giana Gkeorgkieva and Athanasia Tsola Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

(Greece’s Giana Gkeorgkieva and Athanasia Tsola pictured at a Synchronised Swimming event at the 2015 European Games in Baku)


Soccer - FA Cup - Final - Arsenal v Aston Villa - Wembley Stadium Source: EMPICS Sport


The best thing we shared today

Source: Haydn Dunn/YouTube

John Oliver was in brilliant form as usual when mocking Jack Warner and Fifa.

On the record

“My father was extremely sexist and I have told him that since… He had very low expectations for me.”

Clare Balding discusses women in sport and growing up in a sexist environment.

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Where we were today

Fintan O’Toole was on hand to interview Cillian O’Connor and Michael Fennelly at a press event earlier.

Cillian O'Connor Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The fixture list

  • The Copa America continues, with Ecuador v Bolivia and Chile v Mexico the late games tonight.
  • Two internationals friendlies take place tomorrow — Italy v Portugal and Poland v Greece.
  • The Women’s World Cup features Ecuador against Japan and Switzerland taking on Cameroon.
  • The 2015 European Games in Baku continues, with Irish interest in boxing, shooting, canoe sprint and archery.

Showbiz, baby!

Stade Francais celebrated their Top 14 final win in style.

Source: Inferno Productions/YouTube

“I was thinking about my favourite Tony McGregor moments…”


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