“Anthony Foley would have wanted him to play tonight.”
Eamonn Fitzmaurice has tipped his former Kerry selector Diarmuid Murphy for a future in management after the Dingle man stepped down from his role yesterday.
It probably says everything about what Dundalk are achieving this season that the overriding feeling at the end of this defeat to Zenit was one of acute disappointment.
He was refereeing a game in Limerick but the team of match officials couldn’t stay in the regular hotel, so ... look, let Nigel Owens tell you the story himself.
Anthony Foley was a man whose deeds defined so much of what was great about Munster, writes Paul Rouse
Three-time major winner Pádraig Harrington, who chipped in for an eagle on the par-four 15th, trails early leader Marc Warren by three shots following the opening day of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.
The anticipated clash between two of last year’s leading staying hurdlers did not materialise at Thurles, but, in the absence of Prince Of Scars, the opening race proved a worthwhile schooling exercise for the Mouse Morris-trained Alpha Des Obeaux.
Organisers of the Tour de France will look to crack Team Sky’s stranglehold on the event with a challenging course that rewards aggressive riding, race director Christian Prudhomme declared yesterday.