Relentless, remorseless, and pounding his rivals into submission.
Energumene was electric under Paul Townend for Willie Mullins in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase yesterday The 6-to-5 favourite came home a full ten lengths ahead of the Henry de Bromhead-trained Captain Guinness.
See also: It was a 1-2-3 for trainer Willie Mullins in the opening race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.
🔵⚪️ Energumene – a procession as he lands successive wins in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase— Racing TV (@RacingTV) March 15, 2023
🏇 14 runs
🥇 11 wins
🏆🏆 Champion Chase
🏆🏆 Hilly Way Chase x2
🏆 Punchestown Champion Chase
🏆 Irish Arkle
⭐️ Special#CheltenhamFestival pic.twitter.com/QqMNSzaoT5
It’s day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival and Shishkin is hoping to add the Ryanair Chase to previous wins in the Arkle and the Supreme.
The Nico de Boinville mount is set to go off as favourite this afternoon.
Champions, Premier & Europa oh my
Liverpool are out of the Champions League.
Real Madrid played You'll Never Walk Alone after knocking Liverpool out the #UCL.— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) March 15, 2023
It was part of a mark of respect and in response to Liverpool laying flowers in the first leg to pay tribute to Real Madrid honorary president Amancio Amaro, who recently passed away. pic.twitter.com/1k6QVd1fTZ
Real Madrid beat Jurgen Klopp’s side by a goal to nil last night, to advance to the quarter-finals thanks to a 6-2 aggregate victory. Elsewhere, Napoli overcame Eintracht Frankfurt by three goals to nil to complete a 5-nil aggregate win.
Southampton remain bottom of the Premier League following last night’s 2-nil defeat at home to Brentford. And Brentford are just a point behind Brighton, who were 1-nil winners at home to Crystal Palace.
Manchester United have a three-goal cushion heading into tonight’s Europa League last-16 second leg away at Real Betis. Erik ten Hag’s side were 4-1 winners in the first match last week. Arsenal need a victory at home to ensure they progress to the quarter-finals, with their tie against Sporting Lisbon level at 2-all.
Stephen Kenny reveals his Republic of Ireland squad today for the Euro qualifier with France and friendly with Latvia.
- On this day
1872 1st English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers defeat Royal Engineers, 1-0; Morton Betts scores winner
The SETU Carlow Futsal Team on won the CUFL Futsal Shield yesterday, beating the University of Galway 2-1 After extra time in the final.
Congratulations to our Women’s Futsal Team on winning the CUFL Futsal Shield beating University of Galway 2-1 AET in the Final🏆💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/NMIsu1CfCi— SETU Carlow FC (@SETUCarlowFC) March 15, 2023
Despite the bruising nature of last week’s win over Scotland, Andy Farrell’s set to keep changes to his Ireland team to a minimum.
🏉 𝐄𝐑𝐀 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐎 𝐀 𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐄 ☘️— Off The Ball (@offtheball) March 15, 2023
Johnny Sexton is trying to avoid the spotlight and emotion of playing his final #SixNations game, at home in Dublin, in a Grand Slam decider, against England, on St Patrick’s weekend | ☘️
🎙️ @ashoreilly@VodafoneIreland | #TeamOfus pic.twitter.com/VqRcsUpDRl
Robbie Henshaw is poised to replace Garry Ringrose and, as he did at Murrayfield, Ryan Baird will come in for Iain Henderson. Farrell names his team for the Grand Slam decider with England this afternoon. His son, Owen, is touted for an England recall at out-half.
Ireland rugby union captain Johnny Sexton admits he’ll have to work hard to remove the emotion from his final Six Nations appearance this weekend.
Ireland’s premier International Cycle Race, Rás Tailteann 2023 is opening for entries today.
This window is only for Irish domestic club and county teams to enter. International teams will be
given the opportunity to enter at a later date.