Five stories you might have missed from the weekend

President Higgins addresses Olympic controversies, Dublin progress to the All-Ireland final, Paul O'Donovan wins gold in the World Rowing Championships...

After a busy weekend of news and sport, here's what you need to know to get caught up this Monday morning.

President Michael D Higgins hits out at controversies associated with the Olympic Games

President Michael D Higgins has called for 'serious analysis' of the various controversies which erupted during the Rio Olympic Games.

Incidents including boxer Michael O'Reilly's failed drugs test and the allegations that members of the Olympic Council of Ireland were involved in ticket touting, have marred the Games and somewhat deflected from the medal achievements of Annalise Murphy and the O'Donovan brothers.

The President held an official reception for Ireland's Olympic team at Áras an Uachtaráin today where he cautioned the need to asses the issues which arose in Rio, in order to preserve the Games for future generations.

Kevin Mallon released on bail following Brazilian court ruling

Irish man Kevin Mallon has been released from a high security prison in Rio following a Brazilian Supreme Court ruling. The THG Sports director had been in prison since his arrest on August 5th in connection with ticket touting.

It is understood Mr Mallon's release on bail was delayed because of a lack of available electronic ankle-tags. In response, the electronic tag restriction was lifted by a Rio court.

Mr Mallon was then released at around 2am Irish time on Sunday morning, and will appear in court later today.

Clinton leads Trump in polls but gap is narrowing

US Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a five point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

The poll conducted between 22-25 August saw 41% of likely voters favour Clinton with 36% selecting Trump. Clinton's lead is down from a high of twelve points earlier this month.

Clinton's support has fluctuated over the last number of weeks hitting a high of 45% last week.

WATCH: Olympic hero Paul O'Donovan wins gold in the World Rowing Championships

Olympic silver medalist Paul O'Donovan has won gold in the World Rowing Championships this morning in Rotterdam.

The Skibbereen native finished first in the final of the lightweight single sculls in the Netherlands this morning, less than two weeks just two weeks after success in Rio where he finished second in the lightweight double sculls with his brother, Gary.

O'Donovan pulled away in the final 500m of the race to win comfortably in the end and cap a remarkable month for the Cork native.

Dublin progress to the All-Ireland final after thrilling encounter against Kerry

Dublin have survived a tense All-Ireland semi-final to keep their search for back to back titles on course.

It was Dublin who dictated the pace of the second half in the opening phases and scores from Dean Rock dragging them back into the contest. This time it was Kerry who would have to endure a barren spell, going 10 minutes without a score.

We are now looking at a repeat of the 2013 decider, with Dublin's goal to win two All-Ireland's in a row looking promising.