Paul O’Connell celebrates scoring on his Ireland debut. Photograph: Inpho

These words drawn from a match report sum up his contribution to this Heineken Cup quarterfinal win(...)

CJ Stander charges down Rhys Priestland. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • February 8, 2016, 08:39

(...)’s match report from the Aviva Stadium here. While the Grand Slam and Triple Crown are now gone, Schmidt(...)

FF headquarters will be delighted to hear that O’Dea is mixing with the Rolls-Royce set. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

(...) match report on the Skerries RFC website. “In miserable conditions, as the rain fell sideways, the(...)

West Ham   defender Winston Reid and Manchester United midfielder   Bastian Schweinsteiger clash during the  Premier League football match  at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

(...) on Saturday. The incident was not mentioned in referee Mark Clattenburg’s post-match report as he(...)

Michael Prendergast leaving the Court of Appeal in Dublin after winning his appeal against the severity of his sentence for  assault causing harm to Jonathan Clarke during a football match on Davitt GAA grounds, Ballindine, Co Mayo on September 14th, 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts.

(...) attack me”. It was “entirely unprovoked,” he said. Mr Justice Sheehan said the referee’s match report(...)

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Winston Reid after the incident in Manchester United’s Premier League game with West Ham. Photo: Oli Scarff/PA

(...) not see the apparent elbow and it was therefore not mentioned in his post-match report. That left the(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa grabs the face of Stoke City’s Ryan Shawcross during the Premier League game at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph:  Ed Sykes/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

(...) bed. Referee Anthony Taylor will now make mention of the matter in his match report, but further(...)

Stoke’s Jack Butland challanges Swansea’s Andre Ayew. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

(...) wait on the referee’s match report before deciding whether any action is necessary. “If there is(...)

Northern Ireland players celebrate clinching qualification for Euro 2016 qualifier at Windsor Park on Thursday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

(...) section – Shane Long was brilliantly described in the opening paragraph of the Republic-Germany match(...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates with his  team-mates after scoring against France after his return from injury  in 2009. “The lads mobbed me because they understood what their team-mate had been through, where he had to climb from to wear a green jersey again.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP

(...)’t want to read the match report about how you were carrying balls left, right and centre. I got on(...)