Connacht Rugby’s new signing Marnitz Boshoff pictured at the Sportsground today.

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  • Katie Taylor has turned professional and will make her debut next month.
  • The Ulster and Munster sides for Friday’s Pro12 clash have been named.
  • There are six uncapped players in Ireland Women’s squad for the November series.
  • A one-under par 71 sees Rory McIlroy in a tie for 24th after the first round in Shanghai.
  • The three-man shortlist for the PFAI Manager of the Year award has been announced.
  • Stevie Ray has stepped in to save UFC Belfast’s co-main event.


  • Arrests were made after crowd trouble marred last night’s West Ham-Chelsea match.
  • Ex-Connacht man Dan McFarland has been appointed to Gregor Townsend’s Scotland coaching team.
  • Wigan are reportedly ready to offer Ryan Giggs the manager job at the club.
  • Ireland’s 2023 World Cup rivals South Africa are confident racial targets will be met for their bid to proceed.
  • Jose Mourinho has been charged over comments made about referee Anthony Taylor.
  • Robbie Keane and LA Galaxy have booked their place in the MLS Conference semis.

The Best Thing We Shared


Connacht head coach Pat Lam told us about his journey through the Polynesian-influenced Auckland rugby scene.

On The Record

If I do a Michael Darragh MacAuley and take eight steps I’ll be pulled up.”

We spoke to the runner hoping to break a world record by soloing this weekend’s Dublin Marathon.

Where we were today


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Sean Farrell spoke to Leinster and Ireland star Sean O’Brien at an event in Dublin this evening.

The Fixture List

  • There are two important GAA fixtures taking place tomorrow — Milford v Inniscarra, Cork IT, 8pm in the Cork senior camogie final, and Lismore v Dunhill, Fraher Field, 7.30pm in the Waterford IHC final.
  • There’s a full round of League of Ireland fixtures, including St Pat’s v Derry.
  • QPR take on Brentford in the Championship.
  • There are a couple of games in the Guinness Pro12, including Ulster v Munster.

Showbiz, Baby!

A @QuestionofSport? Completed it, mate.
Former @Munsterrugby @IrishRugby & @lionsofficial Captain @Paul_OConnell #winning again #aGermanTeam

— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) October 27, 2016

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Paul O’Connell absolutely bossed A Question of Sport last night.

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