Paul O'Connell has fired up Ireland's forwards for Sunday's pivotal battle with France by detailing all their World Cup shortcomings.
The Mayo footballers and Galway hurlers are taking a bit of a public relations battering in the last week or so for the manner in which they seem to have ousted, and are attempting to oust, their respective management teams.
Roy Keane insists that, with sufficient bravery on the ball, a patched-up Irish side can upset Germany at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.
Ireland are ready to fight flair with flair to beat France and avoid defending champions New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-finals, according to Simon Zebo.
Despite the fact that the Sunday journalists faced a deadline 30 minutes after the finish of England’s pool defining game against Australia on Saturday night, there was very little sign of anxiety within the Twickenham press box. The obituaries on England’s campaign had already been written during the week. All that was required was to press the send button.
Rory McIlroy has revealed some of the fascinating statistics behind his success, including how a simple apology saved him $20,000.
A couple of interesting juvenile maidens stand out on today’s card at Navan, where the nap goes to the Aidan O’Brien-trained Etched in the fillies’ maiden over a mile. By Dansili out of a half-sister to former Derby winner Pour Moi, she ran a fine race on debut, when fourth behind Kalisma.
Two out of three ain’t bad, but there was heartache for Dean Walsh to go with joy for Michael O’Reilly and Brendan Irvine at the World Championships in Doha last night.