Damien Duff wearing a Shamrock Rovers scarf after today’s announcement. Source: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

HomeLegendary former Ireland international Damien Duff has signed for Shamrock Rovers on an 18-month contract.The Clare County Board has confirmed that senior managers Davy Fitzgerald and Colm Collins will remain in charge for 2016.World middleweight champion Andy Lee held a press conference with Billy Joe Saunders ahead of their fight at Thomond Park on 19 September.GAA president Aogan O’Fearghail is happy that an investigation has been launched into the recent incident involving Davy Byrne.Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has spoken about the man who persuaded him to join Toulon.Jamie Hagan will return to Leinser for a third spell after agreeing to join the province on a short-term loan deal.

Today’s Tour de France stage winner Chris Froome. Source: Christophe Ena

AwayManchester City have announced the arrival of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool for €69 million (£49m) – a record fee for an English player.Dutch striker Robin van Persie is now a Fenerbahce player after departing Manchester United.Team Sky’s Chris Froome was forced to field questions about doping after winning today’s stage of the Tour de France.Former world super middleweight champion Carl Froch has announced his retirement from boxing.The best thing we shared today

Jordan Henderson’s rabona assist for Adam Lallana during Liverpool’s pre-season friendly with the Thai All Stars today. The Reds earned a 4-0 win.

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Neil Treacy was in Galway for today’s launch of the new Ireland Rugby World Cup jersey.

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The fixture list2014 SSE Airtricity League Premier League winners begin their European campaign with a Champions League second round qualifying first leg against BATE Borisov in Belarus tomorrow.It’s Stage 11 of the Tour de France, a 188km route between Pau/Cauterets and Vallee de Saint-Savin.Showbiz, baby!

Dublin-born wrestler Becky Lynch made her debut in the WWE’s Monday Night Raw last night.

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