We’ll Leave It There So: Gibson seals move, Sexton on track and today’s sport

Blackrock College fans at today’s Leinster Schools Senior Cup game against King’s Hospital. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

HomeIrish MMA fighter Aisling Daly has announced she is retiring from the sport after an “abnormality” was discovered during a routine brain scan last year.Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson has left Everton for Sunderland after spending five years with the Toffees.Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton is expected to take a full part in squad training tomorrow as he continues his recovery from a calf problem.Blackrock College made light work of King’s Hospital as they cruised to a 41-3 win in their Leinster Senior Schools Cup tie in Donnybrook.Former Celtic player Paddy McCourt will be given a chance to impress Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny in a pre-season friendly against Glenavon tonight.Cork’s Sinead Kane has run herself into the record books as she became the first visually-impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge.Roscommon football manager Kevin McStay has confirmed that Neil Collins and Cathal Cregg won’t be part of his senior squad for the coming season.Away

Dimitri Payet is smiling again after getting his move back to France. Source: Claude Paris

Marseille have signed Dimitri Payet from West Ham for €29 million after the unsettled France international had previously refused to play for the London club.Eleven-time FA Cup winners Arsenal will travel across London to face non-league Sutton United in the fifth round of the competition.Team Sky and drug cheat Lance Armstrong have denied using secret motors in bicycles in response to a report on CBS show ’60 Minutes’.Just over a week after fracturing his skull during a Premier League clash with Chelsea, Hull midfielder Ryan Mason has been discharged from hospital.England prop Joe Marler is expected to be available for selection for their Six Nations opener against France on Saturday just four weeks after fracturing his leg.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will make a late decision over a potential recall for Senegal international Sadio Mane in tomorrow night’s fixture against Chelsea.Manchester United have confirmed that emergency services were called to attend a fire which broke out at Old Trafford in the early hours of Monday morning.Australian Matt Giteau has announced he is leaving French giants Toulon at the end of the season as he is moving to Japan.The Best Thing We Shared

Kerry star Darran O’Sullivan channeled his inner Diego Maradona when scoring this screamer for Glenbeigh-Glencar in their All-Ireland semi-final in Ennis yesterday.

Where We Were Today

Sean Farrell caught up with Ireland fullback Rob Kearney at Carton House at a press conference ahead of the start of the Six Nations this weekend.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Fintan O’Toole was at Croke Park where a number of players, including Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan (left) and Diarmuid Connolly of St Vincent’s, were recognised for their performances in the AIB club championships.

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Ryan Bailey was in Donnybrook for Blackrock College v King’s Hospital in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup.

On The Record

David Beckham opens up on his departure from Manchester United and the effect it had on him.

The Fixture ListIt’s a big night in the English Premier League with seven fixtures to help you through your Tuesday, including Liverpool v Chelsea (20.00, BT Sport 1), Arsenal v Watford, Bournemouth v Crystal Palace, Burnley v Leicester City, Middlesbrough v West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City v Southampton (all 19.45).There are six Round 1 games in the Sigerson Cup: St Mary’s v NUI Galway, St Joseph’s, Glenavy, 1.30pm; Garda College v Ulster University, Templemore, 2pm; UCD v IT Sligo, Belfield, 2pm; DCU St Pat’s v UCC, DCU Sportsground, 3pm; IT Carlow v IT Tralee, IT Carlow, 3.30pm; Athlone IT v Dublin IT, Athlone IT, 7.30pm.In the Leinster Schools Senior Cup it’s Clongowes v St Fintan’s at Donnybrook (15.00).Showbiz, Baby!

Cage Warriors has announced it will return to Ireland to end a three-year absence.

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