One of the few things that Briege Corkery (above) hasn’t won is the ploughing championships,” said Daire O’Brien, at which point she commandeered a tractor. So, that’ll be next. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gobsmacking comebacks meet hyperbolic pundits as Europe, Cork and others celebrate

Europe’s Martin Kaymer  and Sergio Garcia  share a joke during the opening ceremony prior to the start of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Perthshire. Photograph: EPA

Mary Hannigan: TV view of emotional opening ceremony

Megan Frazer: Ireland captain is in favour of an expanded IHL.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Chief concerns centre on the impact on their own league, schools’ hockey and travel costs

Martin O’Neill: “You might say ‘it’s only Gibraltar’, but for me I have to really focus on that game before Germany. Take your eye off it and you find yourself in a bit of trouble.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Manager announces provisional squad of 37 for the games against Gibraltar and Germany

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Still no word from West Ham’s Mark Noble and no place for Apoel frontman Cillian Sheridan

Chloe Watkins, who was among scorers for UCD in their 4-0 victory over TCD. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD, Cork Harlequins and Pegasus all open the defence of league titles with wins

Members of the Cork Senior Camogie team celebrate victory over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final in Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Long wait continues for Kilkenny despite ‘hare and hound’ battle

Cork’s Aoife Murray: “I’ve  had great days, I’ve had terrible days, so I’ve seen both sides of the coin”.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Cork camogie goalkeeper Aoife Murray is all set for her eighth senior All-Ireland final

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