Yet there were also notable absentees, with 2014 Ireland player of the year Andrew Trimble overlooked for one of the back three places.
Former Cork hurler Tom Kenny believes the county should implement a succession plan when appointing the man to replace Jimmy Barry-Murphy as manager.
Darren Randolph could hardly have picked a better time to keep a clean sheet at Anfield.
London Irish intends making more of its roots in tandem with the responsibility of a Premiership club to generate young English talent.
So, the king’s tenure is dead — though long live JBM. Above all, long lives the kingmaker.
Survival of the fittest is not a new concept and it’s certainly true when it comes to business — especially the golf business.
Following the retirement of one of the hurdling great, we take a look back at Hurricane Fly’s very best moments:
Nicolas Roche had a day he’s unlikely to forget on stage 10 of the Vuelta a Espana yesterday when he came down in a crash and was forced into a frantic chase to preserve fourth overall on the general classification.