We’ll Leave it There So: Schmidt’s new deal, McGregor does Dallas and all today’s sport

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HomeThe IRFU announced that Joe Schmidt has signed a contract extension keeping him as Ireland head coach until 2017.Speaking of Ireland, Jamie Hagan has signed a two-year deal with Melbourne Rebels following the briefest of spells with Leinster.Longford footballers have begun the search for a new boss following Jack Sheedy‘s decision to walk away.An Ex-RUC man was banned from football games over ‘we’re racist and we like it’ chants in Paris.One of Ireland’s three Tour de France participants dropped out today.

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AwayMemphis Depay opened his United account in last night’s win over San Jose.Toulon’s owner says he may sue the Australian Rugby Union for ‘millions’ over the collapsed Quade Cooper deal.An unnamed NFL coach has said RGIII’s time in the league is ‘done’ with his ego being part of the problem.Speaking of the NFL, UFC boss Dana White says Conor McGregor v Jose Aldo will ‘probably’ happen at Dallas Cowboys’ stadium.While a very well known face in the UFC has been told his services are no longer required by the organisation.

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James O’Donoghue is not a fan of some of what’s been written about Kerry and referees.

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Neil Treacy was at the launch of the new Munster rugby jersey and we’ll have interviews with the likes of Simon Zebo in the morning for you.The fixtures listShamrock Rovers will hope to overcome a two goal deficit away to Odds BK of Norway in the Europa League second qualifying round.While UCD will have home advantage as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Slovan Bratislava in the same competition.Stage 18 of the Tour de France sees the peloton travel the 186.5km from Gap to St. Jean de Maurienne with one of the best finishes of this year’s Tour.

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We saw Nick Cummins referred to as ‘The Honey Bear’ on live US TV.

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