We’ll Leave It There So: Woodward defends Man United, O’Brien’s injury and today’s sport

Jamie Heaslip and Ian Madigan arrive for Leinster training in style. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

HomeThe full extent of Sean O’Brien‘s hamstring injury is not yet known with Leinster saying the flanker is unlikely to play again this season.Some of the world’s best players are arriving for the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as preparations continue at the K Club.All-Ireland club hurling champions Na Piarsaigh are facing a shock early exit from the Limerick championship after the weekend’s games.Garry Ringrose says he is still feeling the huge hit he shipped in Leinster’s heavy defeat to Ulster a couple of weeks ago.Galway United are well-represented in our SSE Airtricity League team of the week.

Kenneth Egan, John Treacy, Michael Carruth and Ronnie Delany at the opening a new Olympic exhibition at Croke Park. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

AwayMan United vice-chairman Ed Woodward says the suspect device which caused yesterday’s abandonment was wrongly accounted for by the security company.Bath have announced the departure of head coach Mike Ford after four seasons at the club.New Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has named his squad for the summer tour of the Americas, with experienced prop Martin Castrogiovanni excluded.The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first major American sports team to agree to carry a sponsor on their uniforms.Mikel Arteta has confirmed his retirement as he looks to move into coaching.Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren has been left out Croatia’s provisional squad for Euro 2016.Glasgow have suffered an injury setback ahead of their Pro12 semi-final against Connacht with Alex Dunbar ruled out for the rest of the season.Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been cleared of accusations of sporting fraud following a hearing in Cremona.Man United teenager Marcus Rashford has been included in England’s provisional 26-man squad for Euro 2016.The Best Thing We Shared

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The Ulster boys were at it again, this time pranking Director of Rugby Les Kiss.

On The Record

There’s no surprise Louis van Gaal features in the quotes of the Premier League season.

Where We Were Today

Fintan O’Toole was down at CLG Na Fianna, where Waterford’s Austin Gleeson and Clare forward Podge Collins went head-to-head with in a game of Guess Who.

The Fixture ListManchester United face Bournemouth at Old Trafford in their rescheduled Premier League clash.In the Championship play-offs, Hull City, with a 3-0 lead, will look to complete the job when they host Derby County at the KC Stadium.Showbiz, Baby!

It’s been one of the most exciting and unpredictable Premier League seasons ever, and Sky Sports have captured the madness superbly with their end-of-season montage.

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