European captain Darren Clarke dropped a massive hint about his pairings for the opening session of the Ryder Cup on the final day of practice.
Big news. I’m off to an auction of GAA memorabilia and I mean business. Serious business. I’ve studied the catalogue inside out and back to front. I have put on my best suit. I’m even wearing a dickie bow, although unfortunately it quickly comes loose and has to be discarded. Pity. I was determined to cut quite a dash in the photo.
Those thinking that, sooner or later, Dundalk’s bubble would inevitably burst at this level were made to think again when Stephen Kenny’s remarkable team kicked off their Europa League campaign by overcoming a man and goal deficit to draw away from home with AZ Alkmaar, to become the first Irish club to take a point in group stages of European competition.
Munster skipper Peter O’Mahony is set to make his long-awaited return for Munster for Saturday’s visit of Zebre to Thomond Park, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has confirmed.
This week the game of golf lost one of its truly global icons with the passing of the great Arnold Palmer. Although not the greatest golfer ever, the charismatic Palmer can take great credit for expanding the popularity of the game beyond its then traditional boundaries by continuously supporting the likes of the Open Championship at a time when Europe only had a fledgling tour.
Paul O’Connell went into the European Ryder Cup team room on Tuesday night with no intention of providing inspiration, merely to talk about what being a team player meant to him.
It has been a turbulent week in Irish racing circles and, in the days dominated by the controversial process involved in the reappointment of Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh, the news that two of the superpowers of National Hunt racing in Ireland have parted ways has kept the sport in the headlines.
Irish Olympians Michael Conlan and Steven Donnelly gambled at Rio 2016 to pass the time because they were bored — and both fighters were issued “severe reprimands” yesterday for breaking Olympic rules.