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We’ll leave it there so – O'Sullivan back in business, Roche's crash and the rest of today’s sport

Everything you need to know before Friday comes.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheScore.ie brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

Peadar Timmins 15/5/2014 Peadar Timmins of the Ireland U20s in Dublin today. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO


Brian O'Driscoll 25/8/2006 Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO


The best thing we shared

For those who prefer the pass to the finish, this compilation is pure class. Assists are better than goals.

Source: rom7ooo/YouTube

On the record

People have the perception of us as a mediocre team. I really don’t think we are. We have a squad of players that are good enough to challenge for the World Cup. That is my aspiration, to win the World Cup.”

Sean O’Brien [the younger one] outlined his ambitions for the Ireland U20s at next month’s IRB Junior World Championship, where he will captain the side.

Where we were today

Niall Kelly headed over to Croke Park to catch up with Henry Shefflin and Padraic Maher. Read what Shefflin had to say tomorrow morning.

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The fixture list

Here’s what’s coming up tomorrow:

  • Basketball: The NBA play-offs continue with the Pacers at the Wizards [1.00am Irish time] and the Thunder up against the Clippers [3.30am]. Game Six! 
  • Rugby: Munster are away to Glasgow in the Pro12 semi-finals [7.35pm], while Jonny Sexton’s Racing Métro face the might of Toulon in the last four of the Top 14 [7.45pm Irish time]. In the Premiership, Niall Morris’ Leicester take on Northampton [7.45pm].
  • Soccer: There are four games in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, including leaders St. Pat’s away to UCD [7.45pm]. Three First Division games take place too, with Shelbourne v Shamrock Rovers B [8.00pm] a potential highlight.
  • Giro: The riders face a 211km trek from Frosinone to Foligno. Michael Matthews remains the race leader ahead of the flat seventh stage.
  • Golf: Eddie Pepperell leads the way as the Spanish Open moves into its second day of action.

Showbiz baby!

Liverpool’s Daniel Agger was determined to leave Ireland with a nice momento of his visit here. That’s Limerick city!

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Gee whizz… you need to erase the history on that, mate.”


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