It’s round two of the Irish Hockey League tomorrow with UCD hosting Munster champions Cork Harlequins. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Unbeaten Hermes and Pegasus meet in Belfast in pick of the pool A ties

 Neymar celebrates scoring against Real Madrid on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Just as Scott was praying nothing would happen, Guillem let out a roar

 Brian O’Driscoll, the former Ireland centre now BT Sport rugby pundit looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leinster and Wasps at the RDS Arena. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

BOD, need it be said, was the stallion, poor old Ben Kay having to content himself with the nag tag, but he knew his place

Leinster under-16s draw with Munster to win interprovincial title

Next up for Darren Smith’s charges a three-game series in Dublin against Scotland in November

Cork football captain Briege Corkery. Photograph: Donall Farmer/©INPHO

Joint award for September for captains who led teams to all-but-impossible victories

 John O’Shea races away in celebration with his teammates after scoring the Republic of Ireland’s equaliser at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph: EPA

You. Could. Not. Write. The. Script. You couldn’t, you absolutely totally utterly couldn’t

Lurgan’s Kerrie Burns congratulates goalscorer Sara McClure in the Irish Hockey League Women’s Pool A game against   UCC at the weekend. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

No joy for away teams, except Pegasus, in opening round of Irish Hockey League

Roddy Doyle and Roy Keane walk onto the Aviva Stadium pitch for the launch of Keane’s biography The Second Half. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Booker Prize winning author felt challenge was to make book seem like a monologue

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