We’ll Leave It There So: Davy steps down, Paralympic heroes return and today’s sport


Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth show off their gold medals. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Davy Fitzgerald has stepped down as manager of the Clare senior hurling team, ending speculation around his future in the role.Ireland’s Paralympic team have returned home to a hero’s welcome after winning 11 medals at the Games in Rio.Bohemians have struck an agreement with the FAI which will see their schoolboy and academy teams play home matches in the Phoenix Park.Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has dismissed suggestions that former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness was involved in their All-Ireland final preparations.Dublin has been named among the 13 host cities for Euro 2020 at the official launch in London.Ulster assistant coach Joe Bakarat will leave the province in December to take up a role as senior assistant coach with Western Force in his native Australia.RTÉ has revealed the details of its coverage for the All-Ireland SFC final replay between Dublin and Mayo on 1 October.Gardaí in Meath are investigating an alleged assault during a Gaelic football match in which a 17-year-old boy’s leg was broken.Conor McGregor won’t be fighting Eddie Alvarez in a lightweight title bout in New York on 12 November, according to UFC president Dana White.There is major speculation over the AFL futures of Pearce Hanley and Zach Tuohy: Tuohy has been offered a new deal by Carlton but is still being linked with a move, while it is rumoured that Hanley is being lined up for a switch to the Gold Coast Suns.SSE Airtricity Premier Division side Wexford Youths have announced the signing of Model County hurler Lee Chin on a short-term deal.Away

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi. Source: Alessandra Tarantino

Rome’s hopes of hosting the 2024 Olympics were dealt a potentially fatal blow after the city’s mayor Virginia Raggi refused to back the bid.Saracens wing Chris Ashton has been banned for 13 weeks after he was found guilty of biting Northampton’s Alex Waller.Springbok fly-half Pat Lambie has been named in Allister Coetzee’s 31-man squad for the remaining rounds of the Rugby Championship having finally recovered from a concussion sustained against Ireland in June.Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has joined Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers as a player/coach until the end of the season.Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay has entered this week’s National Push Championships in Canada as he bids to get on the US bobsleigh team.The Best Thing We Shared

Manchester United face Northampton Town Football Club in the EFL Cup tonight. When the sides met in 1970, George Best ran the Cobblers ragged — scoring six goals in an 8-2 win. And on a pitch only fit for wellies no less.

Where We Were Today

Eoin O’Callaghan was at the launch of the second phase of Tackle Your Feelings, a mental wellbeing campaign that will see rugby stars discuss the issues they have faced off the pitch.

Shane Jennings at today’s launch in Dublin for the mental health campaign which is being led by the Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association and Zurich. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

On the Record

Dublin ladies football manager Gregory McGonigle is looking to strike a balance with his players ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland final against Cork.

Click Here: rugby shirt for saleThe Fixture List It’s a big day in the PGA Tour as the Tour Championship, which will decide the winner of the FedEx Cup and its $10m (€9m) bonus, gets under way. Rory McIlroy is the only Irish representative in the 30-strong field and he will be playing alongside Paul Casey from 18.40 tomorrow (Irish time, Sky Sports 4).The European Tour is in Germany for the Porsche European Open with Pádraig Harrington, Paul Dunne, Ruadhri McGee and Michael Hoey in the field. Coverage begins at 10am on Sky Sports 4.Showbiz, baby!

There’s a lot more to the National Ploughing Championships, Tractor Football for one. Yes please.

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Kaepernick on anthem death threats: ‘If that happens, you’ve proved my point’The Manchester United team that faced Northampton in 2004 is well worth a look