As the second eldest in a family of seven the new Bishop of Cork and Ross, Most Rev Fintan Gavin, is well versed in team work so it was a natural fit for him to heavily feature the Church of Ireland Bishop the Right Rev Dr John Colton and Bishop Emeritus Most Reverend John Buckley in his ordination ceremony.
It is part of Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s much-vaunted “DNA” for the club to do everything with a healthy pinch of drama and, based on the way his 10 men toiled in defeat at Molineux last night, the chase for the Champions League this season will be no different.
If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought he had written the biggest moment in Manchester United’s European history when he scored the winning goal in the 1999 final, Marcus Rashford wrote one that may prove to be every bit as significant in the 93rd minute of an astonishing last 16 tie in Paris last night.
Last October when some of the country’s most enquiring coaching minds and leading service providers attended the HPX High Performance conference out in Sport Ireland’s fabulous new campus in Abbotstown, a number of the best operators working in inter-county hurling fell into each other’s company during a tea break.
In response to a wave of criticism from a host of former Tipperary stars, Premier boss Michael Ryan is set to appear on local radio this morning for an interview, less than 48 hours after refusing to speak to journalists following the Munster SHC defeat to Limerick.
James Haskell signed off his final home match for Wasps by lamenting that rugby had become "pathetic" after he was penalised for a high tackle that could have cost his side victory over Northampton.
Damien Young may not be a recognisable face in the Tipperary management but the performance analyst and sports studies lecturer is playing a crucial role in how Michael Ryan’s team goes about its business in training and on gamedays, writes
Pep Guardiola has clearly won his private, and long-standing, feud with Jose Mourinho for this season at least but, to listen to beaten manager Carlos Carvalhal on Saturday, the all-conquering Catalan should make the most of his current dominance.
I support United at football, France at rugby and, naturally, adopt a ‘Friend Of Ireland’ default position in all your island’s endeavours. (Yes, even over Brexit). So a day that saw France win Le Crunch, United beat the Scouse, and Ireland lift the Six Nations was always going to challenge my temperance resolution.