Bau Biggins (3) and Lille Maher (2) watching today’s Laytown Races. Source: James Crombie/INPHO
Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong is set to make his only European speaking engagement of 2016 when he takes part in a “no-holds-barred” public interview live in Dublin in October.There’s uncertainty over Joseph Duffy’s future on the UFC roster after the Irish lightweight revealed that negotiations regarding a new contract haven’t gone according to plan.Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz both look set to be sanctioned as a result of a fracas involving their respective camps ahead of their meeting at UFC 202.Leinster will be boosted by the availability of Ireland internationals Jamie Heaslip, Devin Toner, Jack McGrath and Sean Cronin for this weekend’s Pro12 clash with Edinburgh.Munster have brought in Tom Sexton on trial as Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus aims to compensate for injuries at hooker.Connacht’s hopes of an early release for out-half Marnitz Boshoff were spurned by the Golden Lions in South Africa.John Kiely is set to be appointed as Limerick’s next senior hurling manager.The provisional fixtures for next season’s Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues have been released.The draw for the semi-finals of the FAI Cup has been made.Gavin Brennan has left Shamrock Rovers by mutual consent, the club today confirmed.Away
Heavy rain at the Etihad Stadium has forced the postponement of tonight’s Champions League game between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach. Source: Martin Rickett
WADA and USADA have condemned Russian hackers who breached its database and published confidential athlete records, the second cyber-attack on the organisation since early August.Carlos Hyde scored two touchdowns as the San Francisco 49ers routed Los Angeles 28-0 in the Rams’ season opener and first game since returning to southern California following a 21-year absence.Pepe believes Real Madrid were hated under Jose Mourinho and the defender has revealed he was happy to see the manager leave.Everton have donated £200,000 to help a young Sunderland fan in his fight against cancer.Jamie Carragher has slammed Paul Pogba’s performance for Manchester United as Manchester City ran out 2-1 winners at Old Trafford on Saturday.The Best Thing We Shared
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Last Sunday week, Dutch journalist Gerard de Jong travelled to Ireland and attended his first hurling game when watching the All-Ireland senior hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny. This is an edited version of an article previously published in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelblad, translated to English by Gerard for The42.
Where We Were Today
Shane Costello was talking rugby with Gordon D’Arcy in Dublin, while Murray Kinsella and Eoin Luc O Ceallaigh were in Galway as Connacht begin their preparations for this weekend’s clash with Zebre.
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Dublin footballer Philly McMahon draws parallels between their All-Ireland semi-final win against Kerry and Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 victory over Nate Diaz.
The Fixture ListTomorrow is Day 7 at the Paralympics in Rio, where bronze medallist Eoghan Clifford is among the Irish athletes in action.There are eight more Champions League games down for decision tomorrow evening, including Tottenham at home Monaco and Leicester City away to Club Brugge.Showbiz, Baby!