Dan O’Connor watches from the window of John D’s Bar in Dingle as the An Post Rás passes by. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

HomeDefending Olympic champion Katie Taylor has qualified for Rio 2016. Rower Sanita Puspure has also booked her ticket for Rio.Kellie Harrington has secured herself at least a bronze medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championships.Moldovan-born marathon runner Sergiu Ciobanu believes he missed out on selection for Team Ireland for the Olympics because of where he was born.But Athletics Ireland has ‘completely rejected’ the claims.Ireland defender Shane Duffy is on the brink of making his dream a reality as he looks to make the squad for Euro 2016.Eddie Dunbar came within a whisker of taking the leader’s jersey as James Gullen won today’s stage of the An Post Rás.

Robbie Brady takes a selfie with fans at the Aviva Stadium. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Hockey Ireland has received a €50,000 contribution from the Olympic Council of Ireland for its Rio fundraising drive.Pat Lam is drawing on the lessons he learned from Samoa’s 1991 World Cup quarter-final defeat to Scotland ahead of Saturday’s Pro12 final.Ulster have moved quickly to secure the long-term future of Stuart McCloskey.Irish Open champion Rory McIlroy has admitted he could snub the Olympics due to fears over the Zika virus.

Pat Lam speaks to the media in Galway. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

AwayLiverpool have completed the signing of German goalkeeper Loris Karius on a ‘long-term contract’ from FSV Mainz o5.Glasgow Warriors have thanked Connacht for their support as out-half Finn Russell remains in hospital in Dublin.Eric Cantona has expressed his doubts that Jose Mourinho is the right man to replace Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford.Joey Barton has completed his move to Rangers ahead of the club’s return to the Scottish Premiership.Conor O’Shea has left the door open to Martin Castrogiovanni but has asked veteran prop to clarify his international future.The Best Thing We Shared

The Euros are close and this piece of street art has just gone up in Dublin.

On The Record

On his 50th birthday, we take a closer look at Cantona, the madness of the King.

Where We Were Today

Steve O’Rourke caught up with swimmer Fiona Doyle ahead of the Olympics while Ryan Bailey was chatting with Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley.

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Ben Blake was down at the Aviva Stadium for Ireland’s open training session and Murray Kinsella was in Galway for Connacht’s media day ahead of the Pro12 final.

The Fixture ListThe An Post Rás continues on Wednesday with the fourth stage taking the riders from Dingle to Sneem. Showbiz, Baby!

Graeme McDowell took time out of his busy schedule after last week’s Irish Open to pay a visit to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

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