Will Shefflin be playing for Kilkenny next year? He hasn’t decided yet. Source: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

HomeMartin O’Neill named an experimental side to take on USA in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium tonight.Katie Taylor won her round of 32 fight at the world championship against Dominica’s Valerian Spicer.Jared Payne was ruled out of Ireland’s game against Australia this weekend with a foot injury.Kilkenny fans will have to wait until Henry Shefflin is finished in the club championship with Ballyhale Shamrocks before he decides his inter-county future.The GAA are investigating claims an umpire was attacked and required hospital treatment during the Kerry IHL Division Two final between Causeway and Lady’s Walk on Sunday.Away

Would Messi really leave Barcelona?

Lionel Messi has said that he might not end his career at Barcelona.NFL star Adrian Peterson has been banned for the rest of the season for ‘reckless assault’ on his son.FIFA have launched a criminal complaint about some of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.There was more controversy in the Ched Evans situation after the PFAI removed a blog post saying he should be allowed to play.On the record

Jamie Heaslip reminisced about Michael Cheika’s time at Leinster earlier.

Where we were today

Murray Kinsella and Will Slattery were out at Ireland and Australia’s press events.

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The best thing we shared

This touching story about a dying Wexford hurling fan will bring a tear to your eye.

Source: The Wexford People

The fixture listBoxer Claire Grace takes on Guluzar Kara of Turkey in the first round of the AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in the 69kg division. Showbiz, baby!

It’s six years since Munster almost beat the All Blacks and we looked back at their classic encounter.