The Evening Top 5: Ireland lose to Belgium and South Africa, Obama gives weapons appeal for Fathers Day

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Disappointing second half from Ireland means the South Africa series will go to a third game

After a stunning opening 40 minutes, Ireland imploded in the second half and gifted a sixteen point lead to their hosts.

Paddy Jackson continued his fine scoring average from the first day with a satisfactory five out of six successful attempts from dead balls in the first half, which was complimented by a Devin Toner try, to ensure that Ireland would keep the initiative heading into half-time.

 

WATCH: Disney World employee fends off alligator at Splash Mountain

Following the fatal attack on a 2-year-old boy in Disney World on Tuesday, the operators of the park have begun to place extra precautions in place to ensure the tragedy can not be repeated.

In the mean time however, footage has emerged showing a Disney World employee attempting to fend off an alligator just feet away from the iconic Splash Mountain attraction, where unaware customers have no idea what is happening.

'Inaction is simply inexcusable' - Obama asks parents to tell their children about gun violence

US President Obama has appealed to American parents to speak to their children about the dangers of guns.

He made the comments in his monthly address at the White House.

The shooting of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando last week was the deadliest attack on LGBT people in US history.

ANALYSIS: How Belgium stretched Ireland and left our defence in shreds

One of the takeaways from Belgium's 2-0 loss to Italy on Monday was the lack of width in their attacking play.

With Eden Hazard on the left and Kevin De Bruyne on the right that night, Belgium ended up running into dead-end's in front of the Italian centre-halves because the wide-men like to cut inside. They also had no support from the full-backs that started that night.

WATCH: Belgian fans earn praise for this gesture towards a young Irish fan

There have been plenty of glowing reports about Ireland fans' behaviour in France this month.  

But ahead of the Euro 2016 clash between the Boys in Green and Belgium in Bordeaux this afternoon, a group of Belgian fans have also received praise for this act of chivalry towards a young Irish fan at a train station in France: