Two of the league’s least resilient defences face off at Anfield, while Manchester City need someone other than Sergio Aguero to score.
It began with a story this autumn on these pages — but no-one could have imagined the treasure trove of photographic memorabilia the Irish Examiner would help unearth.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed his former assistant Roy Keane did turn up at midfielder Tom Cleverley’s house this week.
Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton will miss the start of the Six Nations next February after being sidelined for three months on medical grounds following a number of concussions this year.
Fota Island Resort is in the market to welcome back the Irish Open to Cork "in the not too distant future", as the city and county prepares to bid for a number of spectacular international sporting events on the back of a successful staging of the European Tour event.
A quality field of 15, including the last two winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, remain in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.
All sport is, inherently, ludicrous.
ShowjumpingIreland (SJI) has negotiated insurance cover that will see no increase in its premium, according to chairman Tony Hurley.