Not 26 years old yet and Joseph O’Brien already enjoys the ultimate badge of acceptance within the racing community. He is known simply as ‘Joseph.’ Of course, as the eldest son of Aidan and Anne-Marie O’Brien, he has had his advantages in the sport, certainly during his riding career, but as a trainer he is very much his own man.
The mother of a terminally ill girl has pleaded for help to find a home where she can bring her daughter and hold onto her for "as much as she can" for "whatever weeks, months or years" that she has left with her.
Eden Hazard maintaining his fitness and form is clearly key to Chelsea hanging on to the coattails of what passes for a title race this season. Getting him to stay at Chelsea long-term is central to any future success the London side might challenge for.
Caddie Ricky Elliott gave up on his tour dream to become a humble assistant pro but he never lost his love of the game and got the thrill of his life — and a $216,000 (€193,427) bonus — when he helped Brooks Koepka win the US Open at Erin Hills on Sunday.
The heartbroken mum of a young footballer who died from lymphoma on the eve of his 21st birthday said she thought she was “a crazy woman on a rant” when she wrote a Facebook post, which has since gone viral, criticising the Irish Cancer Society’s shock ad campaign.
If Friday against Switzerland was a night when the defence showed way, here was a game where all Ireland’s better play came at the other end of the pitch, with the novel strike partnership of Shane Long and James McClean both getting on the score sheet — albeit from the penalty spot — while Wes Hoolahan once again showed how vital he is to the team’s attempts to play a more creative brand of football.