Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the 2017 Women’s European championship have suffered a heavy blow in Tallaght stadium today.
Gaelic Players Association head Dessie Farrell admits the group played a role in the recent Galway and Mayo management disputes as counsel to the players but insists it had no interest in “rabble rousing”.
Christian Benteke’s brilliant strike saw Liverpool beat Bordeaux 2-1 to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a match to spare.
Rob Kearney has confronted the atmosphere of doom and gloom that has descended on Irish rugby in recent weeks and countered talk of players being earmarked for lucrative moves abroad by stressing the benefits of staying loyal to the provinces.
So, it is a hail and hearty ‘welcome home’ to Steven Gerrard who returns next week to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground to don a bib and get a sneak peek at life under Jurgen Klopp & Co.
Darren Clarke has fired a first pre-Hazeltine salvo insisting he would not insult any European Ryder Cup aspiring player by inviting them to become a vice-captain until after next April’s Masters.
Chestnut Fire can send punters home happy by taking the closing race on tonight’s eight-race programme at Dundalk.
Undefeated in 11 years and 22 fights, and heading into his 19th defence of the heavyweight championship of the world since 2006, it is no wonder that Wladimir Klitschko exudes an air of confidence, but, once in a while, ever-so-slight cracks appear in his cool, calm and collected demeanour.