Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp scored a stunning goal from the edge of his own area as his side beat Hanover 96 2-0 today.
It’s a mark of Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s leadership that, at least up until the team was released on Thursday night, nobody made a big deal of their being so many final debutants in his group.
FAI chief executive John Delaney has described the success of Dublin’s bid to host games at the Euro 2020 finals as "a holy grail" for Irish football.
Connacht 10 Leinster 9
Connacht are certainly coming of age.
Shane Lowry carded a flawless 65 to claim a one-shot lead over Nicolas Colsaerts and Joost Luiten, with former champion Thongchai Jaidee and Italy’s Edoardo Molinari another shot back, in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor.
Mick Winters hopes Grade One-winning chaser Rebel Fitz has retained all of his old verve when he returns to action at Listowel today.
There is no doubt that the inaugural Champions’ Weekend was a success and HRI, Leopardstown and the Curragh can be well pleased with their collective efforts.
American sprinter Wallace Spearmon has accepted a three-month suspension after testing positive for methylprednisolone, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has announced.