Anthony Martial joined Manchester United, while elsewhere there were a number of centre-backs on the move.
When I was involved with Kerry, ‘controlled aggression’ was always a mantra we tried to take onto the field.
Martin O’Neill has expressed concern about the psychological impact on Darron Gibson of the injury problems which have sidelined him for much of the last two years.
Munster rugby supporters face another shock in the next day or two when news of Donncha O’Callaghan’s departure will be made official.
Joe Schmidt has never been one to shirk the difficult decisions. If anything, he has a reputation for being direct and letting players know exactly where they stand and what is expected of them.
Jason Day had made a habit of getting close to the big victory, but now that the Australian is closing the deal on the golf course, he has joined Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at the top of the game.
Aidan O’Brien has nominated dual Guineas hero Gleneagles for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in which he could take on American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
Andy Lee’s world middleweight title defence against Billy Joe Saunders has been postponed again but there is no chance of the rearranged fight being staged in Ireland, according to promoter Frank Warren.