Ciara Delany (Kilkenny United WFC), Louise Corrigan (Peamount United), Kylie Murphy (Wexford Youths Women’s LFC), Pearl Slattery (Shelbourne LFC), Meabh de Burca (Galway WFC), Emily Cahill (UCD Waves) and Saoirse Noonan (Cork City Women’s FC) at the Continental Tyres Women’s National League Launch.

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  • A Portuguese coach has been named as first-team manager at Athlone Town.
  • Munster have confirmed a double injury blow with Ian Keatley and Francis Saili set for a spell on the sidelines.
  • Ireland international Aiden McGeady has been named Championship player of the month.
  • Stuart Olding switches to out-half in Ulster’s team to face Zebre.


Team Sky’s Sir Dave Brailsford.

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  • PSG have hit out at L’Equipe over a story that Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi were partying before the Barca defeat.
  • Beleaguered Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford won’t quit, he insisted today.
  • Tyrone Mings is ‘extremely disappointed’ at the five-game ban he received for a stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • Owen Farrell is a doubt for England’s game with Scotland after a ‘dog’ injury.

The Best Thing We Shared

NBA coach Gregg Popovich is quite the character.

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On The Record

Celtic will certainly cash in on him, there’s no doubt about that, but I’m not in the £30 million (€34m) or £40m (€45m) brigade if you can spare me that… He might develop into a player of that value. I like him a lot, he can finish. He’s got a good physical presence and movement. But realistically he’s not worth that.”

– Ally McCoist does not rate Celtic forward Moussa Dembele as highly as some people.

Where we were today

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Murray Kinsella is at the Principality Stadium for the Wales-Ireland game.

The Fixture List

  • There are two Six Nations games tomorrow – England v Scotland and France v Italy, while the same round of fixtures (including Ireland v Wales) will take place this weekend in the U20 and Women’s Six Nations.
  • There is one Pro12 game — Ulster v Zebre.
  • There are a number of FA Cup and Premier League matches, including Liverpool v Burnley on Sunday.
  • It’s a big weekend of GAA action, including Tipperary v Kilkenny in hurling on Saturday evening.
  • Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell are in action at Valspar.

Showbiz, Baby!

The person running the Bray Wanderers Twitter account is clearly a big Steven Seagal/pun fan.

It's match day. Dalymount Park, 19:45. #WeAreBray

— Bray Wanderers FC (@BrayWanderers) March 10, 2017

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