Munster’s PRO12 hopes have been a dealt a blow with the news that captain Peter O’Mahony and half back Conor Murray will both miss Saturday’s final.
Cork minor hurling manager Denis Ring has described Shane Kingston’s season-ending injury as a "massive blow" to their Munster and All-Ireland aspirations.
Paul McShane has been released from Hull City following relegation to the Championship last Sunday.
Paul O’Connell won’t be the only Munster player making his last appearance in the red jersey at the Kingspan Stadium tomorrow night.
Munster had to beat the Ospreys three times in one game last weekend, but it will stand them in good stead tomorrow in Belfast.
Pádraig Harrington will aim to crank up the aggression as he attacks today’s second round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open after putting himself in position for his first European Tour win since the 2008 Open Championship.
Curragh trainer Darren Bunyan is enjoying a fine strike-rate with his small string and introduced a promising filly — Enchanteresse — to land a significant gamble in the median auction maiden in Fairyhouse last night.
Fraser Duffy was reasonably satisfied with his dressage on Fernhill Revelation in the CCI three-star class on the opening day of Tattersalls International Horse Trials yesterday, writes John Tynan.