Munster touched down in the Scottish capital yesterday ready to make their European pedigree tell against a talented, up-and-coming team lacking their experience of closing out big games such as today’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final.
Scott Johnson started work yesterday, as the Australian Rugby Union’s director of rugby, charged with overseeing Wallabies’ coach Michael Cheika and helping to restore the sport and its national team to former glories in an increasingly difficult sporting landscape for the code Down Under.
Rapidly growing West Cork Distillers, which was set up by local Union Hall ex-trawlermen and who now export to over 35 countries, have paid c€1.5 million for a former fish-processing plant on Skibbereen’s Marsh Road to allow them to continue their spirit-based business growth trajectory.
Graeme McDowell wasn’t ringing any Open Championship alarm bells as he looks certain to drop outside the World’s Top 50 for a first time in more than five years after missing the halfway cut in the defence of his French Open title.
While the sun shone brightly on a rural community in Co Cork, there was a cloud of anxiety hanging over locals yesterday as they tuned into news bulletins in the hope missing Karen Buckley would be found safe and well many miles away in Glasgow.
Every time someone runs amok in an American school or university campus, or even an idyllic Norwegian holiday island or a quiet Scottish border town, killing at random but for no obvious purpose, one simple truth is underlined:
John Delaney has admitted the FAI made mistakes in their distribution of tickets to Irish supporters for the game against Scotland in Glasgow on November 14 and says that measures will be taken to try and ensure loyal followers of the national team don’t miss out on away games in the future.
HE burst out onto Edinburgh’s Royal Mile from a side street after the results swung against separation, and channelling the words of that little-known unionist Amy Winehouse, loudly sang: "They tried to make me leave the UK, I said: No! No! No!"