Enda Kenny shows off his skills with Robbie Henshaw, Paddy Jackson, Jordi Murphy and Andrew Trimble Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

HomeThe IRFU formally announced its intention to submit a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup this morning in Armagh.JJ Delaney became the latest hurling legend to call time on his career.Ruan Pienaar will make his first Ulster appearance of the season tomorrow while Munster can call upon their Irish internationals for the heavyweight clash with Clermont.Likewise, Leinster have named a strong side for their trip to London to face Harlequins.There will be one final match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before it closes its doors for redevelopment.There was glory for Ireland’s Women in the Dubai 7s invitational as they defeated Tribe 7s in the final.Louth footballer Shane Lennion has announced his retirement.The nominees for the RTÉ Sports Team of the Year were announced.

Denmark’s’ Flemming Quach in action during the Irish Badminton Open in Baldoyle today Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

AwayLiverpool striker Mario Balotelli is in hot water again after the FA charged him for an allegedly racist and anti-Semitic post on Instagram.The fallout over Tim Howard’s claims in his autobiography continued with the PFA weighing in today.Glen Johnson could be joining Ashley Cole at Roma when his contract at Liverpool expires in the summer.Former Irish international Bernard Jackman has launched a scathing attack on the European Challenge Cup, branding the competition as ‘pointless’.Louis van Gaal has a considerable war chest to spend on whichever players he likes next summer.

‘Why always me?’ Source: AP/Press Association Images

The best thing we shared

The sponsors of the All-Island club football competition, AIB, have produced this brilliant video to capture the GAA spirit on both the Aran Islands and Achill Island ahead of last month’s game in Tuam.

Source: AIB Bank/YouTube

On the record

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw pours cold water on the reports linking him with a move to Leinster next year.