We’ll Leave It There So: Medals in Baku, Schmidt names his squad and the rest of Wednesday’s sport

Katie is guaranteed a medal in Baku. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

HomeAs expected, Katie Taylor eased into her semi-final at Baku, guaranteeing another medal in the process.Brendan Irvine will fight for a gold, after his semi-final win.The FAI are considering legal action after claims Irish players were paid to not tackle Lionel Messi during their friendly with Argentina in 2011.Isa Nacewa is hungry to add to his medal collection after returning to Leinster.Gordon D’Arcy is ‘busting a nut’ to get into Joe Schmidt’s World Cup squad this summer.Laois are looking for a new football manager after Tomás O Flaharta stepped down following the defeat to Antrim on Saturday.

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Roscommon manager John Evans says his side’s league success hindered them come championship.We looked at all the possible options for Conor McGregor, after Jose Aldo’s rib injury.Joe Schmidt named his 45 man training squad for the Rugby World Cup, and two uncapped Leinster stars made the cut.More injury woe for the Cork hurlers, Shane O’Neill is sidelined with an ankle injury.AwayJaque Fourie gave Heyneke Meyer and the Springbok fans something to smile about by returning to international rugby in time for the World Cup.Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard (sounds weird, right?) explained the moment he knew it was time to leave the club.Liverpool broke into their piggy bank to agree a €40m deal for Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino.

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Anothe injury worry for Warren Gatland and Wales, after Liam Williams has foot surgery.Mo Farah’s coach Alberto Salazar is going to ‘let the haters hate’ after responding to doping allegations.The Best Thing We Shared

The Barcelona 11-year-old that’s better at football than you.

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On The Record

Former Irish International Kevin Kilbane has been speaking about the allegations that Ireland’s players were paid not to tackle Lionel Messi.

The Fixture ListIn the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling championship semi-final Tipperary take on Clare in Thurles at 7.30pm.Wexford and Meath contest the Leinster junior football championship final at 7.30pm at Innovate Wexford Park.Brendan Irvin fights for a gold medal, and there’s Irish competing in swimming, badminton and basketball in Baku.