Birthday boy Christian Eriksen scored a late winner as Tottenham claimed a controversial win.
Today, in Portlaoise, former Tipperary coach Paudie O’Neill will have divided loyalties, part of his heart lying with both Clonmel Commercials and Ballyboden St Enda’s. As always, he’ll see the big picture, the health of the game. As he must in his role as chairman of the Hurling Development Committee.
There was joy for some yesterday but the anxious wait goes on for others, after Uefa began its France 2016 ticket allocation to Irish supporters.
CJ Stander has more reason than most to appreciate his time playing alongside Paul O’Connell, the Ireland back rower credits the now retired legend with saving his career.
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel justified his billing as pre-tournament favourite by surging into contention for an eighth European Tour title on home soil in the Tshwane Open yesterday.
Nicky Henderson was delighted after the long-absent My Tent Or Yours came through a racecourse gallop at Kempton with flying colours.
A stress fracture might have interrupted her progress, but Cork basketball standout Edel Thornton has put any thoughts of home to the back of her mind as she compiles an impressive first season in US college ball with the Quinnipiac Bobcats in Connecticut.