Rory McIlroy endured a nightmare first round at the Irish Open. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • May 29, 2015, 08:40

(...)-offs tonight. Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm. Cricket The first day of the second Test match between England and New(...)

 Rory McIlroy signs autographs for fans at Royal County Down Golf Club, Co Down.  Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/©Inpho

McGuinness is known to be more of a cricket man. It was no coincidence some of the players he spoke to after(...)

Shane Warne, Darren Clarke and BBC presenter Stephen Watson share a joke after playing in the Irish Open Pro-Am at Royal Co Down. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images.

(...) captain Darren Clarke, Australian cricket icon Shane Warne, and former Lions and Ireland rugby(...)

Ireland’s Ed Joyce: has the highest T20 batting average for his country – 30.84 in all games and 33.75 in internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland duo Ed Joyce and Tim Murtagh have announced their retirement from international T20 cricket(...)

Trevor Bayliss has been appointed the new England cricket coach and will take over in time for this summer’s Ashes series. Photograph: Getty

(...) bright future.” The director of England cricket, Andrew Strauss, recruited the 52-year-old Australian who(...)

Dare to Live offer women’s retreats to Lake Lodge, Liss Ard Estate in west Cork, where guests are encouraged to sit back, relax and spend four days in luxury surroundings just talking, contemplating and connecting.

(...), driving ranges, indoor and outdoor pools, cricket, rugby, cycling, hiking, trekking and more. There is(...)

England’s Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Mark Craig during the fifth day of the first Test match between at Lord’s . Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Stokes was in the thick of the action again as England completed a once highly improbable victory in the first c Test by bowling New Zealand out i(...)

Garros French Open CRICKET Sky Sports 2 from 10.30am 2nd Test, D1 England v New Zealand GOLF RTE 1(...)

Jonas Gutierrez celebrates after his goal virtually guaranteed Newcastle United’s Premier League survival. Photograph: Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • May 25, 2015, 08:45

Championship play-off final. Sky Sports 1 from 3pm. Cricket The first Test match between England and New(...)

England bowler Stuart Broad  celebrates as wicketkeeper Jos Buttler catches New Zealand batsman  Ross Taylor down the legside during day three of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England are battling to stay in contention at Lord’s, and avoid a false start to their Ashes summer, after conceding a 134-run first-innings advantage(...)