With just two weeks to go to the tournament, Saturday’s game will give Schmidt a chance to run-out a close to full-strength side and see how they fare.
The last Galway man to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup believes the Tribesmen “will never get a better chance” to end an All-Ireland senior hurling famine that stretches back to 1988.
After earning 61 caps and scoring 14 goals for his country, Kevin Doyle has exceeded his own expectations but still believes he can contribute to the Irish cause in their time of need.
Donncha O’Callaghan will make a huge impact in the Aviva Premiership this season after his move from his beloved Munster, one of his old team-mates declared last night.
“Lost my appeal to the red card I got in club game. Irony: any appeal I’ve won in the past I was as guilty as sin. The one time I’m innocent, I lose.” - Eamon McGee @EamonMcGee
The worth of World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is abundantly clear, with the European Tour now following the PGA Tour in showing the four-time Major winner the green light to contest the season-ending Final Four Series despite not being able to contest the mandatory number of events.
An extremely difficult card for punters today at Clonmel, where Perfect Woman gets can make the breakthrough in the Kilsheelan Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.
Rowing Olympian Sanita Puspure advanced to the semi-finals of the single sculls on a remarkable day for the Irish at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France yesterday.