It’s been a roller coaster season for Birmingham City fans who saw their team, win the Carling Cup and get relegated from the Premier League all in the space of a few months. Club owners Carson Yeung and Chairman Peter Pannu are now planning showdown talks with manager Alex McLeish which could result in another huge blow for the club.
Leinster captain Leo Cullen lifts the Heineken Cup during the homecoming of the European Champions at the RDS yesterday. Leinster now turn their attention to the Magners League Grand Final where they will meet Munster in Thomond Park this weekend.
Joe Sheridan, Kevin Nolan, Pádraic Maher and Lar Corbett are introduced to the Queen by GAA president Christy Cooney during the Queen’s visit to Croke Park yesterday.
Darren Clarke registered his first win on the European tour for almost three years when he carded a 69 on the final day at the Iberdrola Open in Majorca yesterday, but hopes of an Irish double faded last night when Graeme McDowell fell out of the lead at the Players Championship.
Ulster will be hoping that Ian Humphreys’ boot can help them beat Leinster in tonight’s Magners League semi-final. The Belfast Harlequins man has been instrumental for Ulster this year but will need to put in the performance of his season if Ulster are to overcome Leinster in the RDS.
Tiger Woods signs autographs at Sawgrass during his practice round prior to the start of the Players Championship. The absence from World No.6 Rory McIlroy and World No.1 Lee Westwood has not diminished the interest in this year’s event as the field is packed with Major-winners.
Shamrock Rovers Ronan Finn is tackled by St Patricks Athletics Stephen Bradley during last nights Airtricity Premier Division clash at Richmond Park. The game finished 0-0 helping Shamrock Rovers extend their lead at the top of the table to four points.
Fermanagh’s Sharon Little is tackled by Clare’s Eimear O’Connor during the Division 3 Bord Gáis Energy Ladies NFL final in Parnell Park on Saturday. Clare overcame Fermanagh on the day 3-10 to 1-12 thanks to second half goals from Marie Considine, Eimear Considine and Niamh O’Dea.
Isa Nacewa became the first overseas player to win the Players’ Player of the Year Award last night during the Bord Gáis Energy IRUPA Awards which were held in the Burlington Hotel. The former Auckland Blues player was also nominated for Try of the Year and Supporters Player of the Year.
Martin Sludden has been named among the 18 referees who will take charge of this summer’s championship despite his blunder in last year’s Leinster football final between Louth and Meath. Sludden allowed Meath’s injury time goal to stand which denied Louth their first Leinster title in 53 years and caused outrage at the final whistle.