Ireland captain, Paul O'Connell, has said that Jared Payne's injury news was "disappointing" for the whole squad when it was announced this morning.
As part of his preparation for religious life, Fr Pat Barry had to serve as a deacon in a parish: six months’ worth of pastoral experience ahead of his ordination, back in 1976. He was assigned to a parish on Canvey Island in Essex.
On the face of it, Ireland’s victory over Germany was the result of a Darren Randolph three iron and Shane Long putting past Manuel Neuer.
Whatever about making history, Thurs- day night’s victory over Germany was the result the Republic of Ire- land have needed since the qualification for Euro 2012, and offers a real platform going forward.
Shane Lowry brushed off an elbow to the face to maintain his lofty position near the top of the British Masters leader board at Woburn.
Air Force Blue was “very popular” on the eve of the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes - despite Aidan O’Brien issuing a cautionary note about ground conditions at Newmarket for his star two-year-old colt.
Kelly Mallon and Carmel Ryan will contest tomorrow’s Global Catering Queen of the Roads final after impressive wins at Ballincurrig yesterday.