Ireland fans enjoy the atmosphere in Rome at the Trevi Fountain.
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- Jordan Larmour’s second-half brace handed Ireland U20s a thrilling Six Nations win in Italy.
- Shane Lowry and Seamus Power are just two shots back at rain-hit Pebble Beach.
- Ireland have called on James Tracy as cover after captain Rory Best was hit by a stomach bug.
- There has been strong support for a petition to stop TG4 axing Seó Spóirt with GAA stars criticising the decision.
- Leinster and Connacht have all named their teams for their upcoming Pro12 clashes.
Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale looks set to win his fitness race to play Ireland.
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- Gareth Bale looks set to be fit for Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifier with Ireland in March.
- Liverpool FC have banned The Sun’s reporters from the club over the paper’s infamous Hillsborough coverage.
- Back spasms have forced Tiger Woods to withdraw from the next two PGA events.
- Caster Semenya is in line to belatedly take London 2012 gold after another Russian athlete was banned.
- Michael Conlan’s Olympic rival has turned pro — and they’re already talking about an epic showdown.
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Where We Were Today
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Murray Kinsella is in Rome, as Ireland prepare to face Italy in the Six Nations this weekend.
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The Fixture List
- There’s another round of Six Nations action. Italy v Ireland (2.30) and Wales v England (4.50) take place on Saturday, while France face Scotland (3pm) on Sunday.
- The Six Nations is not the only rugby this weekend, with plenty of AIL, Women’s Six Nations, schools rugby, UBL and Pro12 action to look forward to.
- There are nine Premier League games this weekend, with Liverpool v Tottenham on Saturday evening the standout match.
- Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power are among the players competing in the Pebble Beach pro-am.
- It’s a busy weekend in GAA, with Dublin v Tyrone and Kerry v Mayo among the games in Division 1.
- There’s horse racing at Newbury, with the Gold Cup race taking place at 2.25pm.
- UFC 208 gets underway on Saturday night/Sunday morning, as Holly Holm prepares to fight Germaine de Randamie.
Check out our video on the key to clean eating with Leinster and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey.
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