World number One Rory McIlroy will tee off with Ricky Fowler for the opening two rounds of the Irish Open. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • May 27, 2015, 08:34

(...) giving him every chance to recover from his groin problem. Rugby: Pro12 Munster will not be falling into(...)

 Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

(...) academic research and senior administration posts contributed over 22,000 pro bono days to public service(...)

Matt O’Connor with his former charges. The low point, ironically, was a victory over Benetton Treviso at the RDS. Leinster had become almost unwatchable.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...) maintain the conveyor belt of silverware and he did this in his first season in winning the Pro12 title and(...)

“If we start thinking about different things and getting distracted, getting emotional, then that’s a negative,” said Munster coach Anthony Foley. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster coach reminds men that Pro12 final is about playing game, not the occasion (...)

 Ruan Pienaar leaves the pitch with his dejected team-mates after the defeat to Glasgow in Scotstoun. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

(...) acute disappointment of last Friday’s Guinness Pro12 semi-final defeat in Glasgow and be with a squad in(...)

The Pro12 fixtures have been announced for next season. Photo: Inpho

There will be six rounds of next season’s Pro12 action played before the Rugby World Cup has(...)

Cian Kelleher of Lansdowne (right). He and Clontarf’s Collie O’Shae are named on the squad to take on Barbarians on Thursday. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

(...) appearance of the season for Leinster in their final Guinness Pro12 fixture of the campaign, while it was(...)

The GAA have said that teams do not have to be published to the media in advance of games as previously understood. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) associate us with that?”Rugby: Pro12He’s flattered to be linked to the role, but Robbie Deans has all but(...)

Connacht’s Eoghan Masterson is shown a yellow card and sinbinned by referee Romain Poite during the European Champions Cup play-off at Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

(...) their impression.Yet especially away from home in the Pro12 and in Europe, the majority of the close(...)

Eoin Reddan: “The important thing for a new guy coming in,  whoever it is, is that people buy into what he wants.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eoin Reddan offered a rueful smile. As the first Leinster player to venture into a media forum following the departure of coach, Matt O’Connor, he kn(...)