Niall O’Driscoll is living the life of a rugby nomad. Since leaving Cork Con five years ago, he has captained the Cayman Islands at the North American/Caribbean Sevens Championship and now plays for the Dubai Eagles, who are coached by his own brother.
Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner turned himself over to police in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday, shortly after they issued an arrest warrant at the request of authorities in the US, where he was one of 14 people linked to international soccer indicted on corruption charges.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has insisted the investigation into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding will not be reopened despite the world governing body lodging a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "suspected unlawful activity" of unnamed individuals connected with the bidding contests.
A miserable opening day for Ireland at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow saw the three in action on the track miss out of qualifying for their respective semi-finals, while Irish interest in the women’s marathon ended after eight kilometres.
PAUL HESSION faces his first big test of the season when he lines up for the 200m at Cork City Sports today in a field that includes Alonso Edward (Panama), silver medallist behind Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Berlin two years ago when the Jamaican shaved .11 of a second off the world record he set at the Olympic Games in Beijing the previous year.