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Thanks Bebe

This afternoon.

Suffolk Street, Dublin 2.


Anyone?/Duine ar bith?

WATCH: Christina Aguilera dances to her hit Dirty in Dublin nightclub (irish Examiner)

St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge

RTE reports:

Kildare-Mayo set for Newbridge at 7pm on Saturday, RTÉ understands.

Kildare and the GAA have been locked in a stand-off since Monday afternoon when the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) scheduled their round-three qualifier tie with Mayo as part of a double-header with Cavan and Tyrone at Headquarters [Croke Park].

Kildare insisted that the home advantage the draw provided them had been taken away without their consent and Lilywhites [Kildare] boss Cian O’Neill told RTÉ Sport Monday night that his players would not be anywhere but Newbridge on Saturday night.

For their part, the GAA had maintained that St Conleth’s Park [in Newbridge] would not be the venue as it holds only 8,500 and they are anticipating a crowd of 18,000 to 20,000.



Kildare-Mayo set for Newbridge at 7pm on Saturday (RTE)

Related: ‘We’ll be in St Conleth’s Park’: Kildare adamant it’s Newbridge or nowhere for Mayo qualifier (Irish Examiner)


Outside Croke Park ahead and after the GAA football matches involving Carlow, Laois, Longford and Dublin.

All photos by Matthew Spalding and David Quinn (a different one).

David writes:

We’ve started a new facebook page called The People of Croke Park and we plan to photograph the fans on their way into the stadium for every match this summer – from now until the All Ireland.

It’s a riot of colour and excitement and the good weather yesterday really added to the atmosphere.

Fans from Carlow, Laois, Longford and Dublin were all out in their full colours.

The People of Croke Park (Facebook)

Joanne Cantwell

This can’t end well.

Sharon Brady writes:

RTÉ today announced that Joanne Cantwell will anchor The Sunday Game Live following Michael Lyster’s retirement at the end of the 2018 GAA Championship.
It was confirmed earlier this week, that Michael Lyster was leaving the flagship GAA programme after 34 years at the helm.

Former Dublin footballer Joanne Cantwell joined RTÉ in 2007 as a reporter on The Sunday Game Live. Over the past 11 years she has worked across numerous RTÉ Sport programmes on television and radio as a presenter, reporter and journalist including presenting The Saturday Game Live, rugby magazine programme Against The Head and the RTÉ Sports Awards on RTÉ television and Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1….

But who’ll cover the hurling?


Last Week: Drops Mic

Pic: John Cooney/RTÉ Guide