Rory McIlroy confessed the conditions were almost too easy as he joined a host of players in cashing in on a low-scoring first day of the Dubai Desert Classic.
While reflecting on Tuesday’s first round Sigerson Cup rout of Cork IT, Billy Morgan revealed the UCC management had spent several hours the night previous deliberating over a starting XV.
Young Irish footballers need more psychological help to cope with a sense of failure when they return early from England.
Joe Schmidt has challenged Ian Keatley and Ian Madigan to help him not have to pick first-choice fly-half Johnny Sexton once he is cleared to return from a 12-week concussion lay-off.
He’s declared himself fit to play this Sunday. So fit, he hints he’s up to playing in a more physically-demanding role than 2009.
Dubai’s Majlis Course holds happy memories for 25-year-old Rory McIlroy and the Irishman is hoping to add to them this weekend.
Venitien de Mai, a long way removed from being the fastest horse in training, is fancied to grind it out and land the INH Stallion Owners’ EBF Maiden Hurdle at Thurles this afternoon.
Andy Murray takes on seventh seed Berdych in the last four of the Australian Open this morning (coverage from 8.20am on BBC), a player who will have the inside track on the Wimbledon champion.