We’ll Leave it There So: Katie turns pro, Paulie the quizmaster and all today’s sport

Connacht Rugby’s new signing Marnitz Boshoff pictured at the Sportsground today.

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Home

  • Katie Taylor has turned professional and will make her debut next month.
  • The Ulster and Munster sides for Friday’s Pro12 clash have been named.
  • There are six uncapped players in Ireland Women’s squad for the November series.
  • A one-under par 71 sees Rory McIlroy in a tie for 24th after the first round in Shanghai.
  • The three-man shortlist for the PFAI Manager of the Year award has been announced.
  • Stevie Ray has stepped in to save UFC Belfast’s co-main event.

Away

  • Arrests were made after crowd trouble marred last night’s West Ham-Chelsea match.
  • Ex-Connacht man Dan McFarland has been appointed to Gregor Townsend’s Scotland coaching team.
  • Wigan are reportedly ready to offer Ryan Giggs the manager job at the club.
  • Ireland’s 2023 World Cup rivals South Africa are confident racial targets will be met for their bid to proceed.
  • Jose Mourinho has been charged over comments made about referee Anthony Taylor.
  • Robbie Keane and LA Galaxy have booked their place in the MLS Conference semis.

The Best Thing We Shared

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Connacht head coach Pat Lam told us about his journey through the Polynesian-influenced Auckland rugby scene.

On The Record

If I do a Michael Darragh MacAuley and take eight steps I’ll be pulled up.”

We spoke to the runner hoping to break a world record by soloing this weekend’s Dublin Marathon.

Where we were today

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Sean Farrell spoke to Leinster and Ireland star Sean O’Brien at an event in Dublin this evening.

The Fixture List

  • There are two important GAA fixtures taking place tomorrow — Milford v Inniscarra, Cork IT, 8pm in the Cork senior camogie final, and Lismore v Dunhill, Fraher Field, 7.30pm in the Waterford IHC final.
  • There’s a full round of League of Ireland fixtures, including St Pat’s v Derry.
  • QPR take on Brentford in the Championship.
  • There are a couple of games in the Guinness Pro12, including Ulster v Munster.

Showbiz, Baby!

A @QuestionofSport? Completed it, mate.
Former @Munsterrugby @IrishRugby & @lionsofficial Captain @Paul_OConnell #winning again #aGermanTeam pic.twitter.com/f9drvIYwOi

— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) October 27, 2016

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Paul O’Connell absolutely bossed A Question of Sport last night.

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