Shane Jennings will captain the Barbarians against Ireland at Thomond Park.
It wasn’t all that long ago that Gaelic football was told to contact its solicitor, get its affairs in order.
A full-scale pitch invasion in a European semi-final is a rare occurrence.
Given Matt O’Connor was fired as head coach by Leinster and Neil Doak is filling the role at Ulster until the arrival of Les Kiss, one might have expected Munster’s Anthony Foley to be displaying signs of pressure in the build-up to Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 final against Glasgow Warriors at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.
If you ever want your Americana laid on extra thick, try to catch a baseball game on America’s annual Memorial Day, the last Monday in May and the starting gun of summer.
Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is confident his players will be able to handle the partisan atmosphere when Europe defend the trophy against a USA team which will be “baying for blood”.
Found remains in contention for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday week following her narrow defeat in Sunday’s Irish 1,000 Guineas.
Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated a surprise hat-trick of Monaco Grand Prix victories yesterday after Mercedes blew championship-leading team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s chances with a needless pitstop.