Sergio Aguero celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third and matchwinning goal last night. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 26, 2014, 08:32

The Champions League returned last night and it certainly didn’t disappoint, a smash and grab Manchester City victory over Bayern Munich keeping their(...)

Chris Henry. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster officials remain optimistic that Chris Henry will make a full recovery after undergoing heart surgery on Monday although, understandably, the(...)

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(...)

Keith Earls at a Munster squad training session at University of Limerick, Limerick in October. The winger has never played under Joe Schmidt for Ireland. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Keith Earls’ international injury nightmare could be about to come to an end with the Munster winger on track for a January return which could leave (...)

2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor. Photograph: Doug McDermott/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing

Katie Taylor this morning put the icing on what’s been a fantastic weekend for Irish Sport. The Olympic gold medallist secured a fifth straight(...)

Paul O’Connell takes on Australia’s Luke Jones as Mike Hooper closes in at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 2:36

Eventually, with nine minutes to go, Michael Cheika unleashed Godzilla on Dublin. Will Skelton’s 24-stone frame immediately bounced Dave Foley into t(...)

Tommy Bowe, Ian Madigan, Jamie Heaslip, Peter O’Mahony and Robbie Henshaw celebrate Ireland’s 26-23 defeat of Australia in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 5:39

As usual, you’d rarely guess from their post-match countenance that Joe Schmidt and Paul O’Connell had just completed a stellar year as Irish coach an(...)

Ireland’s Tommy Bowe runs the length of the Aviva Stadium for an intercept try against Australia in Saturday’s international. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho 5:39

Ultimately, it was a rollercoaster akin to that of the final Saturday of November last year. Perhaps not quite on the same epic scale, but not far fr(...)

Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald tackles Greig Tonks of Edinburgh at the RDS last month. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The No 13 debate, and need to fill that void, has been reignited by Matt O’Connor selecting Luke Fitzgerald at outside centre for Sunday’s arduous yet(...)

An 18-year old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack walked free from court yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

An 18-year-old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler, Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack yesterday walked free from court.In (...)