Pictures: The Irish Open 2012
Watch video preview of this weekend's Heineken Cup with Brent Pope, Tony Ward and Mario Rosenstock
BRENT POPE believes Connacht face an uphill battle to achieve their mission improbable this weekend, but the New Zealander urged the Westerners to believe they can beat Toulouse again.
Calmels battles back from horror injury to eye maiden Euro title
TWO years after a horror accident that could have cost him his career, French golfer Francois Calmels is within range of a first victory on the European Tour.
McIlroy can take lessons of 2013 into next season
THE world seized on Greg Norman's suggestion in a lengthy magazine interview in the US that, in his prime, he'd have beaten Tiger Woods -- but there's also a powerful message for Rory McIlroy in the Great White Shark's musings.
Tiger's lack of old killer instinct a Major worry
IT was a fittingly bizarre epilogue to a soap-opera year. Tiger Woods played the role of generous host to perfection. Maybe 'imperfection' would be more appropriate?
Mirren flattered by Lawrence link
Dame Helen Mirren has said she is "honoured" by comparisons made between her younger self and Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.
'I happened to say yes!' - Fearne Cotton announces engagement to guitarist Jesse Wood
Fearne Cotton has announced her engagement to Jesse Wood.
Niall Horan panics as he's trapped with seven others in a 'tiny lift'
Niall Horan had to take a few minutes to calm down, after getting stuck in an elevator.
Susan Sarandon's unique way of enjoying award ceremonies - getting high
Susan Sarandon has admitted smoking marijuana before major award shows.
Real-life 'Nidge' ends up behind bars... with 30 spellbound young offenders
HE is the notorious gangland figure that gardai cannot put in jail despite huge operations against him.
PA 'saw drugs signs at Lawson home'
A personal assistant accused of defrauding Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi has told a court that she saw evidence of regular drug use by the celebrity cook.
Carter, Mirren gets Globe nods
Helena Bonham Carter will face Dame Helen Mirren at the Golden Globes as they are both up for the same award.
Selena Gomez offers Lovato support
Selena Gomez has rallied round friend Demi Lovato following her confessions she was addicted to cocaine.
Osmond offers advice to Bieber
Donny Osmond has told Justin Bieber to "embrace" being a teenager.
New Doctor had to audition for role
Steven Moffat has revealed that new Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi had to audition for his lead role in the show - despite being the only person they had in mind.