Jonathan Sexton goes off injured with Dr. Eanna Falvey against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 25, 2014, 08:36

Katie Taylor’s fifth consecutive World championship title dominates the sports pages this morning and rightly so. Johnny Watterson has been ringsid(...)

Wigan Athletic Chairman Dave Whelan takes his seat before the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough at DW Stadium Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Browne/Getty Images

Roberto Martínez has a capacity to see the best in everyone and that certainly extends to the man who launched his career in English football and g(...)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed Roy Keane’s comments as ‘complete nonsense’. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane’s claims that the Premier League club put pressure on t(...)

Roberto Martinez hopes to have James McCarthy and Darren Gibson available sooner rather than later. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Roberto Martinez says that it’s too early to tell if Irish midfielder James McCarthy will feature in this weekend’s Premier League clash with West Ham(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane at international squad training at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph: Inpho. Republic of Ireland Squad Training, Gannon Park, Malahide, Dublin 17/11/2014Assistant manager Roy KeaneMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer 4:49

Martin O’Neill says he continues to be “delighted,” to have Roy Keane as his assistant manager and that he has no problem with the Cork man expressin(...)

Martin O’Neill reminded reporters today that he initially brought Roy Keane into the set-up and he remains happy with his input, as are the players. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 4:49

Martin O’Neill says he continues to be “delighted” to have Roy Keane as his assistant manager and that he has no problem with the Corkman expressin(...)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and Everton manager Roberton Martínez on the sideline at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Maybe Everton’s post-Europa League fatigue was to blame? Perhaps Adam Johnson’s enduring struggle to recapture his form should be held partly responsi(...)

Martin O’Neill: juggling his options in advance of the visit to Celtic Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was last night forced to delay the naming of his final squad for Friday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier agai(...)

Leon Osman  scores Everton’s first goal during the Europa League Group H match against Lille at Goodison Park. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Everton 3 Lille 0 A starting role is no longer guaranteed at Everton for Leon Osman but he has not been kept at the club on sentiment. The one-club(...)

When Liverpool’s new signings arrived, they appeared to increase the options available to Rodgers, but in fact, between them, they don’t offer as many options as Suárez did by himself. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers made it all sound so simple. “It’s not so hard to bring the ball out from the back on the floor, you know.” The new Liverpool manager (...)