David Ginola has withdrawn from the FIFA presidential race after failing to gain the minimum five nominations.
Colm Collins has no fears Clare’s decision to not participate in the McGrath Cup will come back to haunt them as they begin their Division 3 campaign against Wexford on Sunday.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is contesting the FA’s charge for violent conduct with the full support of the club.The Spain international is facing an immediate three-match ban for his apparent stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can during Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.
Keith Earls has more reason than most to feel that opportunity will knock for him in an Irish Wolfhounds jersey tonight, writes Simon Lewis.
"We did forty press conferences last year and the crowd was never as big as this," said John Caulfield with a grin at Cork’s International Airport Hotel yesterday, as a big media contingent turned up to greet Liam Miller on his official touchdown for Cork City.
It is a mark of how far his come in six short years when World No. 1 Rory McIlroy says he now expects to shoot a score of 66 as he did on the first day of the Dubai Desert Classic.
On a particularly sad day at Thurles racecourse yesterday, following the death of owner and manager Pierce Molony, the two miles and six plus maiden hurdle was won in impressive fashion by Ryansbrook.
Tennis: Andy Murray spoke of his pride at reaching a fourth Australian Open final in the last six years after winning a bad-tempered semi-final clash with Tomas Berdych that was given added spice by the courtside antics of Murray’s fiance Kim Sears.