We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland stars passed fit, anger at The Sunday Game and all today’s sport

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(Cork camogie stars Briege Corkery, Ashling Thompson and Gemma O’Connor, pictured above with 16-month-old Grace Curtin from Midleton, brought the O’Duffy Cup to Crumlin Children’s Hospital today).

HomeA clean bill of health has been issued from the Ireland squad ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup opener, with Cian Healy, Jonathan Sexton and Conor Murray all cleared to face Canada in Cardiff.Bolton Wanderers are nearing a deal to bring in a member of Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland backroom staff as their assistant manager.The dream final is still a possibility following the draw for the FAI Cup semi-finals.Wicklow GAA chairman Martin Coleman is leading the criticism of The Sunday Game after the Garden County’s historic Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling championship win was overlooked last night.Some quick thinking, expert support and the presence of a defibrillator helped to save the life of a young Westmeath footballer.A GAA club in Tyrone has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack.The UFC’s Cathal Pendred is considering a return to rugby with Clontarf.The card for UFC Dublin was finalised today following the addition of one more bout.

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(Ireland team manager Mick Kearney and hooker Rory Best were on media duty for today’s press conference at Carton House.)

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