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Above from left: : Luke Fitzgerald, Matt Cooper, Jamie Heaslip, Fergus McFadden, Sean O’Brien. Also at top far left: Fergus McFadden.

Just goys.

Last night.

Burke Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin.

Former international rugby stars were out in force to help Jamie Heaslip launch his new book All In, written with Matt Cooper and perform a retina-scorching wedgie on the ex-Number 8.

To wit:

For almost the duration of his professional career, during which he was a mainstay for Leinster and Ireland, the name of Jamie Heaslip was synonymous with the number 8 jersey. Written in partnership with Matt Cooper, All In is the story of Heaslip’s thirteen years at rugby’s frontline…

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

This afternoon.

At the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Ireland’s fly-half Johnny Sexton and Ireland’s rugby head coach Joe Schmidt – pictured with Chief Executive of An Post and David McRedmond (third pic) – were revealed as the faces of a two-stamp set celebrating Irish rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The €1 limited edition stamps were created by Irish design house Zinc Design Consultants and are on sale at post offices, Dublin’s GPO and online at irishstamps.ie.


Pics: Maxwell Photography 

From left: Irish rugby players Garry Ringrose, Jack Carty and Robbie Henshaw at the launch of the Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Competition for primary schools nationwide

Do you (or tyke/s of yours) go to primary school?

Could it use a ‘sports facility makeover’?

Does a bear do his thing in the woods, sez you ( a bit rudely).

Read on.

Aislinn O’ Toole writes:

Aldi and the IRFU have today announced the return of the Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Competition, which will once again give every primary school in the country the opportunity to be in with a chance of winning one of two €50,000 sports facility makeovers.

As well as two primary schools winning €50,000 to put towards upgrading their sports facilities, this time around, 10 runner up primary schools will each win €10,000 to also spend on improving their sports facilities.

In addition to this, all primary schools in the country will be sent two initial posters from Aldi – with return label – to help them to kickstart their sticker collection.

In fairness.

Enter your primary school here.

Ah here.

This afternoon.

Across South Dublin city

Ciana Nolan, at Paddy Power, writes

Happy Friday afternoon! As you may have seen today, Paddy Power have created a bit of mischief around the Six Nations clash this weekend.

Ireland vs England, Six Nations 2019: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? (the Telegraph)

Earlier: Thicker Than Water

Pics: Karen Morgan






This morning/afternoon

Irish Rugby head coach, Joe Schmidt gets ‘robed up’ before being presented with the Griffith College Distinguished Fellowship Award 2018 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish sport.

Previous recipients have included Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

This morning.

In Switzerland…

Ahead of the  International Wheelchair Rugby Federation World Championships in Sydney, Australia, from August 5 to 10…

Irish Wheelchair Association Sport tweetz:

Ireland have recorded a sensational 55-47 victory over Brazil at the World Championship Qualification Tournament in Switzerland this morning.