Jamie Heaslip checks out The42 app at the Ireland press conference today… maybe. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
CheltenhamAP McCoy finally rode his first winner of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, his last, when the 16/1 shot Uzixandre won the Ryanair Chase.Earlier Vautour got the day off to a great start for Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins while Cole Harden led from pillar to post to win the feature World Hurdle.Remember that unfortunate photographer who broke his leg… well he got some great shots out of it.
HomeJamie Heaslip and Johnny Sexton have both overcome injury worries and are named in the Ireland team to play Wales on Saturday. Martin O’Neill named Shay Given and Harry Arter in a pretty big squad ahead of the must-win game with Poland this month.And there was good news for the Ireland boss as his side moved up in the Fifa rankings despite not playing a game since November.The IRFU released concussion guidelines for the amateur game in Ireland.The GAA has been urged to help fight a fungus that could threaten hurley production.
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AwayThe world’s worst football team are just 21 games away from qualifying for Russia 2018 after a shock win.We now know whether or not the Cardiff roof will remain closed for the Ireland Wales Six Nations game.The anti-Mourinho bandwagon in Britain is gaining momentum after last night’s loss.The UFC is convinced the popularity of MMA will only grow in Europe in the coming years.The best thing we shared today
Stephanie Roche is back scoring spectacular goals.
On the record
Barcelona’s Danny Alves has no time for the Spanish media.
Where we were today
Ben Blake was at the Ireland soccer squad announcement while Murray Kinsella was there when the Irish rugby team was named. Sean Farrell was chatting to Dave Kearney ahead of the Ireland v Wales game on Saturday.
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The fixture listThe second weekend of SSE Airtricity League action gets under way with five games.England take on Scotland in the Women’s Six Nations while the Ireland U20s are in action against Wales with kick off at 7.45pm.The last day of Cheltenham means Gold Cup day.Showbiz, baby!
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher had all the craic picking their All-Star charity XI.
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‘I think Johnny Sexton is the in-form fly-half in the world’ – Madigan‘Young players not ready to step up at this critical stage’ – O’Neill
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