“We hope that our prayers, good wishes and genuine love for you all over the weeks and months ahead will help ease your pain.”
Eamonn Fitzmaurice has tipped his former Kerry selector Diarmuid Murphy for a future in management after the Dingle man stepped down from his role yesterday.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was handed un unwanted headache last night after Shane Long was forced off injured in Southampton’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to Inter.
Gregor Townsend knows how tough it is to win at Thomond Park in the best of circumstances and he recognises it will be an awful lot harder for his Glasgow Warriors players in these most emotional of times at Munster.
Kevin Thornton wants to set up a directory of “neutral” professionals to advise and support riders who find themselves in difficult situations.
Three-time major winner Pádraig Harrington, who chipped in for an eagle on the par-four 15th, trails early leader Marc Warren by three shots following the opening day of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.
The anticipated clash between two of last year’s leading staying hurdlers did not materialise at Thurles, but, in the absence of Prince Of Scars, the opening race proved a worthwhile schooling exercise for the Mouse Morris-trained Alpha Des Obeaux.
Organisers of the Tour de France will look to crack Team Sky’s stranglehold on the event with a challenging course that rewards aggressive riding, race director Christian Prudhomme declared yesterday.