Author: Katie Hansen

Hart, Mahrez and Sane all feature as Manchester City are beaten by Borussia Dortmund

Hart, Mahrez and Sane all feature as Manchester City are beaten by Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was happy with his side‘s display against Borussia Dortmund despite the 1-0 defeat in Chicago. Mario Gotze scored the only goal of the pre-season clash from the penalty spot after Oleks Zinchenko had brought down Christian Pulisic. The majority of Guardiola‘s squad are on breaks after their World Cup exploits but new signing Riyad Mahrez […]

Ranking the top 50 players at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

The World Cup is sadly over. Along the way there were surprises, shocks, spectacular pieces of skill, VAR controversies, strange decisions, goals, tackles – everything. But what of the players who actually performed? Using a combination of statistics and having watched (nearly) every single match, JJ Bull has ranked the top 50 players of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in […]

Monaghan eye history as Kerry teeter on the brink

Monaghan eye history as Kerry teeter on the brink

By the time the Monaghan-Kerry game starts in Clones tomorrow, it may be a straight knock-out test for Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his under-pressure squad. It‘s only the second outing in a three-match series, but if Galway beat Kildare in Newbridge and Monaghan beat Kerry, the two All-Ireland semi-finalists from this group will have been decided. Galway v Monaghan two weeks […]

Ireland up against it in bid for redemption

Ireland‘s women start out on the road to redemption today at the World Cup in London, seeking to put nightmarish memories of Amsterdam behind them. The Irish play the United States this evening in the first of three pool games, with India and hosts England to follow. The Green Army finished last summer‘s European Championships in rag order, escaping relegation […]

Nibali abandons Tour after collision with a spectator

Nibali abandons Tour after collision with a spectator

A smoke bomb tossed into the peloton around 16 kilometres from the finish of stage 13 threatened to cause another ugly incident at this year‘s Tour de France. On a day when race director Christian Prudhomme called the behaviour of a small minority of cycling fans “immoral”, and appealed for calm following the disgraceful scenes witnessed on Alpe d‘Huez on […]

Hamilton won‘t seek radio revenge at Hockenheim

Lewis Hamilton has insisted he will not sink to Sebastian Vettel‘s level by seeking radio revenge if he triumphs on his rival‘s home turf. Hamilton will head into tomorrow‘s German Grand Prix eight points adrift in the championship standings following the Ferrari driver‘s win at Silverstone a fortnight ago. Vettel celebrated his victory by roaring in Italian over the Ferrari […]

Yankee bidding for Champion defence

Yankee bidding for Champion defence

Since it was first run back in 1986 no greyhound has ever managed to win the BoyleSports Champion Stakes on two occasions but the Paul Hennessy-trained Jaytee Yankee will bid to end that sequence when he contests the second semi-final at Shelbourne Park this evening. A word of caution has been expressed by Hennessy as he reports that Yankee will […]