Ireland’s best sportspeople

Tweet As it is St Patrick’s Day, here is a look at five of the best sporting talents from past and present to come out of both Northern and Republic of Ireland. Brian O’Driscoll Rugby star O’Driscoll has 103 caps for Ireland, captaining his nation on 67 occasions, scoring 40 tries, more than any player to represent Ireland. He is also the highest scoring centre in Rugby Union history, has scored more Six Nations tries than any other Irishman and more Heineken Cup tries. George Best The greatest footballer to…

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Sessegnon earns U21 call-up

Tweet Aidy Boothroyd today named his squad for England U21’s friendly against Romania, and European championship qualifier against Ukraine. The main talking-point from the announcement has been the introduction of Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, who has already played for the England U19s this season, and Liverpool’s Ovie Ejaria, who was part of the England U20 World Cup winning squad. Full Squad: Goalkeepers Angus Gunn – Norwich City (loan from Manchester City) Dean Henderson – Shrewsbury Town (loan from Manchester United) Freddie Woodman – Aberdeen (loan from Newcastle United) Defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold…

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Brave Quigg loses title fight

Tweet Report by Lee Saunders English featherweight Scott Quigg was beaten via a unanimous points decision by WBO Champion Oscar Valdez in Los Angeles on Saturday. Quigg, from Bury, was in a bad position going into the fight after failing Friday’s weigh-in, coming in more than 2 pounds over the featherweight limit, meaning that even with a win the WBO belt would stay with Valdez. Congrats to @oscarvaldez56 and his team.Again I apologise for not making weight but I couldn’t have done any more in camp or in the ring…

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