Jose Mourinho is facing a serious battle to revitalise star signings Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba amid growing concerns about their state of mind at Manchester United as Zlatan Ibrahimovic quit the club to join Los Angeles Galaxy.
Given that they have produced 68 Leinster Schools Senior Cup-winning sides - with the possibility of a 69th this afternoon - it is obvious that Blackrock College have churned out plenty of teams dripping with talent.
Liam Kelly is open to the prospect of playing for the Republic of Ireland in the future and was not fit enough to meet up with Martin O'Neill's squad for this week's game in Turkey, Independent.ie understands.
Back in January in Nowlan Park Kilkenny and Wexford found that even a Walsh Cup final could get the blood pumping. These counties have brought a renewed spark to their rivalry in the last 12 months and on a cold Saturday on a wet pitch…
On the evening before the big match at Twickenham I was at Keith Wood's W2 Charity black-tie gala ball at the Hilton on Park Lane, the hotel that used to host the post-match dinner for the England versus Ireland Championship matches.
There was a time when the teams for the match at the end of Ireland training sessions were divided along a simple line. Dubs versus culchies, with overseas-born players lumped in with the latter to ensure parity.
Jason Sherlock looks set to be hit with a proposed eight-week ban by GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) after a review of footage of an incident involving Galway player Barry McHugh last Sunday.
Ireland legend Liam Brady has suggested Jose Mourinho's public outbursts in recent days may be a sign that he wants to leave Manchester United, as he declared he hoped the Portuguese tactician fails at Old Trafford.
Wasn't it ELO, back in the '80s, who had that magical hit 'Hold on Tight (To your Dream)'? I know I can't speak for the massive proportion of the 82,000-plus capacity attendance clad in green in Twickenham on Saturday, but when the clock…