Ireland’s Niall O’Brien attempts to stump Australia’s Joe Burns at Stormont. Source: Presseye/Rowland White/INPHO
HomeIreland head coach Joe Schmidt has named his starting XV for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.Team Ireland look set to lose High Performance Unit boxing coach Billy Walsh to USA Boxing.Ireland’s cricketers were beaten by Australia by 23 runs at the One-Day Interational at Stormont today.Former Ireland and Leeds United full-back Ian Harte has announced his retirement from professional football at 37.A 1-0 defeat to the Netherlands means Ireland’s men’s hockey team will play in the bronze medal match of the Eurohockey Championships.Galway hurler Conor Cooney is fit again and in contention for the All-Ireland final against Kilkenny.Loosehead prop Cian Healy could make his return to the Ireland team after recovering from neck surgery as early as next week.Away
Uefa president Michel Platini hands Lionel Messi the trophy, with Cristiano Ronaldo in the background. Source: AP/Press Association Images
Usain Bolt clinched the 200m men’s final at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing, beating second-placed Justin Gatlin.The Champions League group stage draw has been made this evening. See it in full here.Sam Burgess has been named in England’s Rugby World Cup squad, while Danny Cipriani and Luther Burrell are left out by Stuart Lancaster.Meanwhile, Lionel Messi won Uefa Best Player in Europe at the same event in Monaco.
The Best Thing We Shared
This spine-tingling promo from Eleverys should get you in the mood for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Mayo and Dublin.
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Where We Were Today
Murray Kinsella was down at Carton House for Joe Schmidt’s team announcement.
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On The RecordThe Fixture ListTonight, there are a host of second legs in the Europa League play-offs. Follow them here.We’ve got four matches the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tomorrow night (all 7.45pm): Bohemians v Dundalk, Cork v Galway, Drogheda v Limerick, St Pat’s v Derry.