Sports Digest: Ireland's rugby team are black and blue
RUGBY: Ulster have signed scrum-half Michael Heaney and back-rowers Sean Doyle and Nick Williams ahead of the new season.
DUBLIN midfielder Eamonn Fennell has warned his teammates they need to be fully focused when they go head to head with Wexford again on Sunday. The teams meet in the Leinster semifinal with Fennell well aware that Wexford almost grabbed the Leinster title off Dublin a year ago when goalkeeper Anthony Masterson made an unfortunate error . . .
RESERVE goalkeeper Johnny Curran has quit the Tyrone squad ahead of next Saturday’s Ulster SFC semifinal against Donegal. Davy Harte should be fit to return to the Tyrone side for that game . . .
CORK legend Teddy McCarthy wants to remain in charge of the Laois hurlers despite their huge 25 point defeat by Limerick in the All-Ireland qualifiers last Saturday night . . .
CLARE will host Dublin and Cork will be at home to Offaly in the second phase of the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers with games to be played on Saturday, July 6 . . .
TOMAS O Se handed Kerry boss Jack O’Connor a boost ahead of the All-Ireland qualifiers when he came through a club game at the weekend after a recent injury . . .
LIMERICK defender Stephen Lavin has quit the county football team to travel to the U.S. . . .
WATERORD star John Mullane has told RTE television sport that he regrets his sideline confrontation with former boss Davy Fitzgerald after his team’s recent Munster SHC win over a Clare side managed by Fitzy. “It didn’t come across well,” Mullane told RTÉ after he was caught on camera confronting Fitzgerald at the end of the match. “Davy said things in the past. He’s obviously going to say it. We’ll sit down some day and talk it through, have it out.”
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