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Former Connacht captain Gavin Duffy will make his Mayo bow on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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Tight-knit friendship: Fabio Molle and Donal Mc Sharry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Bridget Hayes, Annemarie Morey, Megan O’Brien and Karen O’Brien queueing for One Direction tickets outside Eason’s shop at Thurles Shopping Centre, Co Tipperary. The queue started at 5.30pm yesterday. Photograph: Damian Cullen

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U2 lead singer Bono arrives for the recording of the Band Aid 30 charity single in west London November today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

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 Darren Sweetnam will make his Munster senior debut.  James Crombie/Inpho

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Brian Mulvihill leaving Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today. Photograph: Collins Courts.

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DJ Jenny Greene co-host of 2fm’s The Nicky Byrne Show with Nicky and Jenny

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One Direction’s Niall Horan (2nd right) meets Queen Elizabeth of Britain at a reception for the Irish community at Buckingham Palace, London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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