Here's how Saturday's sport went

Follow regular updates on the first day of Premier League action from England, the two All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals in Croke Park and Ireland’s Rugby World Cup warm up against Wales.

Our team of sports reporters (at the matches and here in the office) will be providing regular twitter updates on the action as it unfolds on the pitch and on social media.

Join the debate by using the hash tag #sportlive on twitter and we will retweet a selection of your views and reactions in the window below.

Here's how Saturday's sport went

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