Leinster have got a a bonus-point win over the Dragons at the RDS this evening.
Annual expenditure on Mayo’s various inter-county teams will never again drop below €1m, treasurer Kevin O’Toole has warned.
Jose Mourinho has been impressed by the way Bastian Schweinsteiger has fought his way back from the precipice, with the self-proclaimed Special One calling his midfielder the “Powerful One” when it comes to his Manchester United future.
Connacht’s march on the IRFU offices in 2003 to save their team is well documented but they came closer to going out of business just seven years ago. By then, the IRFU and the province both had enough of seemingly endless losing runs, budgetary issues and growing despair. But a sports consultant from Cork, employed by both parties to see if there was any future, spotted a glimmer of hope. Seven years later, Connacht were PRO 12 champions, the first trophy in their 131-year history.
I have to say that, all those centuries past, it was very far-seeing and considerate of his ancestors to arrange for the new England manager to come among us in 2016 with a ‘gate’ already appended to his surname, thus sparing journalists the effort of having to add the same four letters if – when? - his reign goes, as it were, south.
Tiger Woods delivered a hugely encouraging second-round performance at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas as his comeback continued yesterday.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. That was my lot yesterday morning as I tried to choose the right ones in the big races on a brilliant card tomorrow at Fairyhouse. But there was no such indecision this afternoon as I’m off to Sandown to ride Un De Sceaux in the Tingle Creek.
Very few sporting lives have skirted as often, or as wilfully, with drama and danger as Tommy Byrne’s.