Ian O’Sullivan, 21, is the rising star of clay pigeon shooting. He won junior gold at the 2014 World Championships, European junior bronze a year later and was sixth in the 2017 European Senior Championships. Since graduating from Limerick IT last summer (businesss and sports management), he combines training with working in the family business in Rathkeale.
Young Galway rider Michael Duffy could hardly have hoped for a better debut in the Global Champions League when he represented the mostly-Irish Miami Celtics team, riding Efs Top Contender in the opening round of the season in Mexico City at the weekend.
President Donald Trump insists he is "not backing down" on his plan to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminium despite anxious warnings from House Speaker Paul Ryan and other congressional Republicans of a possible trade war.
The US has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens American or Japanese territory will "elicit a different response from us", defence secretary Jim Mattis has said.
Rory McIlroy is used to the lofty heights of the game and the altitude of Mexico City appeared to do him little harm as he showed his power, flair and touch by carding an opening three-under par 68 in the WGC-Mexico Championship.