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After Connacht's important victory over Perpignan last Saturday, coach Andy Friend instructed his players to savour the moment because next up was a massive challenge against the champions of Europe and the PRO14 title holders.
A trailblazer in the world of women’s sport, professional footballer Cora Staunton made a welcome return to her alma mater, Athlone Institute of Techology, where she met with students and sporting aspirants as she discussed her recent autobiography and spoke of her off and on field achievements to date.
Renault Ireland is the new official car partner of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players’ Association (GPA) for the next three years and the title sponsor of the 2019 GAA World Games.
Holders St Loman’s, aiming for a four in a row of titles, proved too strong for The Downs on Sunday evening emerging 3-17 to 0-17 victors. TJ Cox, Ken Casey, and Paddy Dowdall all blasted goals for Luke Dempsey’s charges, who made an assured opening. The Downs, trailing by 0-12 to 0-6 at the interval, showed some improvement in the third quarter with Luke Loughlin a threat, but Loman’s responded with three goals.
Mayo have plenty to work on ahead of their next outing in the qualifiers was the opinion of Stephen Rochford after their win in Semple Stadium on Saturday.
It seems like it's déjà vu all over again. Have people not learned?
Mayo's preparations for their crunch tie with Galway on May 13 have gone to the next stage with Stephen Rochford tidying up his championship panel last week.
Last summer, Irish sport mourned a legend. When Tony Keady died suddenly in August at just 53 years of age, a whole county cried, and the rest of the country stopped in its tracks to say goodbye to a legend of the game of hurling.
As far as Mayo GAA football days go, last Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park will probably rank as one of the worst, particularly for this bunch of players.