We’ll Leave It There So: More GAA retirements, a 48-team World Cup and respite for Connacht


Chris Fields of Straight Blast Gym. Source: Gary Carr/INPHO

 Chris Fields is set to feature in the main event at Bellator 173 next month.Connacht’s Ultan Dillane and Jack Carty will return to action sooner than expected which will alleviate the club’s injury crisis. The Donegal footballers have lost some key players today. Rory Kavanagh, Christy Toye and David Walsh have all called time on their inter-county career.Tryone’s Connor McAliskey is set to miss the entire 2017 season with a cruciate injury. Bernard O’Byrne of Basketball Ireland, has been nominated as a contender for the Olympic Council of Ireland presidency.Away

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Source: Chris Radburn

The leader of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has criticised how much footballers earn and has called for a national wage cap.The famous English racecourse, Kempton Park, is set to be bulldozed for housing.Maria Sharapova is set to make her return to tennis this April after a 15-month doping suspension. FIFA council have unanimously approved proposals for a 48-team World Cup. Man United and Man City have been reportedly linked with Tottenham full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose.The Best Thing We Shared

Here’s Finn Bálor being a total gentlemen to a nervous young fan who wanted to ask him a question.

On The Record

Rory McIlroy says he is unlikely to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Source: David Davies

Rory McIlroy has revealed that he is unlikely to participate in the 2020 Olympics.

Where We Were Today

Fionnuala McCormack in action for Ireland. Source: Sasa Pahic Szabo/INPHO

Ryan Bailey spoke to Irish athlete Fionnuala McCormack and Kevin O’Brien attended the launch of a GAA/GPA/ESRI research project, which aims to uncover the demands placed on GAA players.

The Fixture List

DCU take on Wexford in the O’Byrne Cup tomorrow evening. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

There’s plenty of GAA action coming up tomorrow night. In the O’Byrne Cup, Wicklow take on Laois, while Dublin face UCD. In the McGrath Cup, Limerick host Clare and Tipperary are down to play Cork. The Dr Harty Cup quarter-finals will also take place tomorrow. De La Salle (Waterford) face Nenagh CBS while Árdscoil Rís are paired with Midleton CBS.Meanwhile in Football, Southampton will take on Liverpool in the semi-final of the Football League Cup.Showbiz, Baby!

When your dog wants some attention but your strength and conditioning game is on fire. Frank Lampard did his best to resist distractions.

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‘The whole energy of the game is dropping and falling away and it’s just sad to see’Two decades on from Wexford’s All-Ireland glory and now trying to solve GAA’s club fixture crisis

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