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

(...) is set for Paul O’Connell to pull on the red of Munster for the last time in Saturday’s Pro 12 final(...)

Gemma and Triona King: ‘We go on holidays. We go to football matches. We enjoy meeting people in pubs. Our lifestyle doesn’t curtail us.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) noticed me at the back of the Pro Cathedral in Dublin, where they assist regularly. I have a habit, when(...)

Australian centre Andrew Smith will move on from Munster after playing an important part in their run to the Guinness Pro 12 final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saturday’s Guinness Pro12 final, albeit more through the tradesman’s exit. Despite missing two months of(...)

Paul O’Connell will join Toulon until 2017 when the World Cup finishes after 14 years playing with Munster. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Smith will also bid adieu after this Saturday’s Pro12 final. Despite missing two months of the season(...)

Aleix Vidal of Sevilla lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory after the Uefa Europa League Final match against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing

(...). For much of the time, as the pro-am provided a taster, Slieve Donard was shrouded by clouds, rain(...)

Jimmy Gopperth at the Barbarians captain’s run in Thomond Park. “I have absolutely loved my time at Leinster and in Ireland.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) have easily been in the top four of the PRO12. But that’s rugby. It’s hindsight.” Lest he or we forget(...)

Ulster’s Chris Henry scoring a try against Glasgow last week: “This is my third time playing against a Baa Baas team and it’s always a tough but really enjoyable game against them.” Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Saturday’s Guinness Pro 12 final in Belfast, but he’s also mightily relieved to be playing in an Irish(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: team selection features Leinster youngsters in centre Colm O’Shea and replacement winger Cian Kelleher. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

(...)’s Law decreed that Munster would be involved in Saturday’s Pro12 final, while Connacht’s and Ulster(...)

Irish Rugby Captain’s Run at Thomond Park: Colm O’Shea and Luke McGrath. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) to getting up to Belfast and watching the [Guinness Pro12] final. Once that’s done and I feel the(...)

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(...)