We’ll Leave It There So: Paulie’s final stretch, Steph, Del Piero & all today’s sport

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Paul O’Connell has confirmed he’ll either retire after the World Cup or in the summer of 2016.

Stephanie Roche has won many supporters over the last few months and the legendary Alessandro del Piero is one of them.

Munster face an anxious wait as Conor Murray is an injury doubt for Saturday’s clash with Saracens.

No pressure but according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, Conor McGregor is ‘the Irish Muhammad Ali’.

Rory McIlroy reveals there’s a good reason why he doesn’t discard boarding passes – he writes his goals for the year on the back of one and keeps it in his wallet.

Luke Marshall has suffered another concussion in Ulster training – his fifth in less than two years.

Alan Brogan is set to sit down with Dublin boss Jim Gavin sooner rather than later to thrash out his inter-county future.

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Oldham Athletic owner Simon Corney says signing convicted rapist Ched Evans would’ve been the ‘right thing’ to do.

What’s a little head-butt between friends, eh, Kevin Garnett?

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Radamel Falcao‘s future at Manchester United is in doubt though his agent Jorge Mendes insists he’ll find another top club if needed.

UFC champion Jon Jones went to rehab…for one night.

Will he stay or go? Lionel Messi likes to tease defenders on the pitch – now he’s doing likewise to fans, journalists and club owners.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

                                                  On the record

Dave Kearney spoke to Murray Kinsella about competition for places and how his aim is to return to the international setup.

                                          Where we were today

Sean Farrell was at the University of Limerick to get the latest from the Munster camp ahead of their clash with Saracens this weekend.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

                                 The best thing we shared today

This was the best score of the game between Wexford and Wicklow in Gorey on Sunday. Or at least we think it was.

Thanks to the impeccable timing of Liam Spratt of South East Radio, we’ll never quite know for sure.

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                                               The fixture list


There are three FA Cup 3rd Round replays to be decided tomorrow night:

Bradford v Millwall (7.45pm)Ipswich v Southampton (7.55pm)Tottenham v Burnley (8pm)


A litany of games to consider – pay attention!

Dr Harty Cup quarter-finals

Ardscoil Rís v Hamilton High Bandon, Mallow, 1.30pmRochestown College v Nenagh CBS, Charleville, 1.30pmCastletroy CC v PS Youghal, Cahir, 1.30pm

Dr McKenna Cup

Group A

Down v UUJ, Páirc Esler, Newry, 8pmCavan v Monaghan, Kingspan Breffni Park, 8pm

Group B

Derry v Queen’s University, Owenbeg, 8pmDonegal v Fermanagh, Ballybofey, 8pm

Group C

Tyrone v Antrim, Healy Park, Omagh, 8pmArmagh v St Mary’s, Athletic Grounds, 8pm

The man in black…Ronnie O’Sullivan equalled Stephen Hendry’s century record with his 775th ton of his career in Tuesday’s Masters clash with Ricky Walden. Source: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Other sports

For all snooker fans, the Masters continues with Mark Allen taking on John Higgins at 1pm while Ding Junhui faces Joe Perry at 7pm.                                                Showbiz, baby!

“My name is Donal Óg Cusack. I’m a hurler, an engineer, a Corkman. I’m also gay.

“I think I’m proof that nobody chooses to be gay. You either are or you aren’t.”

Source: RTÉ – Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster/YouTube

A first glimpse of Donal Óg Cusack’s forthcoming documentary ‘Coming Out Of The Curve’ that airs next Monday night at 9.35pm on RTE1.

It promises to be a must-watch.