We’ll Leave it There So: Pro12 fixtures revealed, Rodgers plays down Celtic shock and all today’s sport

Ciara Mageean pictured today at the launch of the 2016 Morton Games in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

HomeIreland’s Dan Martin is still third, while Chris Froome has extended his Tour de France advantage.
Young Irish defender Jimmy Dunne has joined Burnley.The GAA, FAI and IRFU will share a €7.4 million government investment.Tipperary have included a senior hurler and a senior footballer in the U21 side for the Munster semi-final on Thursday.Manager Martin O’Neill is finally set to sign a new Ireland contract, the FAI have confirmed.The Pro12 2016-17 fixture list has been revealed.Ireland’s Rob Heffernan will compete in his fifth successive Olympics, it has been announced.Away

Colin Murray has left TalkSport.. Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Jordon Ibe is set to be the first of three players to leave Liverpool this summer.Colin Murray has quit TalkSport following a takeover by the same organisation that publishes The Sun newspaper.
Brendan Rodgers insists it’s no embarrassment for Celtic to lose to part-time side Lincoln Red Imps.Barcelona have signed 22-year-old full-back Lucas Digne from PSG.The UFC 202 Diaz-v-McGregor undercard has lost one of its biggest fights.Sam Allardyce is in talks to become the new England manager.Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been named in the top five highest-paid celebrities in the world.The Best Thing We Shared


Some Irish hockey stars told us all about their Olympic team-mates.

Where we were today

Sean Farrell was at the National Sports Campus, where the respective chief executives of the FAI and IRFU, John Delaney and Philip Browne, were among those who spoke to the media.

On The Record

Sonia O’Sullivan believes athletics’ controversial nationality rules must be addressed urgently.

The Fixture ListTipperary v Limerick in the Munster U21 semi-final takes place at 7.30pm tomorrow in Semple Stadium.A number of Europa League qualifiers will take place on Thursday, including BK Hacken v Cork City and Dinamo Minsk v St Patrick’s Athletic.Showbiz, Baby!

The Irish softball team bag-packed their way to the World Championships.

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