Ireland fullback Simon Zebo is tackled during the World Cup warm-up game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho 3:24

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Donnacha Ryan in action during the Ireland squad’s training session at Carton House, Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Iinpho 2:37

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Limerick’s Barry Hennessy: will start in goal against Clare at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Shane Dooley inspired Offaly’s win over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

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Cork’s Séamus Harnedy will line out for UCC in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final against CIT. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Tempers flare during yesterday’s Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final between University of Limerick and Limerick IT at the UL grounds. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Returning Lion Seán O’Brien with a staff member at Terminal Two in Dublin airport on his arrival  from Australia. Photograph: Dave Meehan

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