Brown moves closer to Limerick post
THE prospect of Phil Brown becoming Limerick manager moved a step closer after Fleetwood Town appointed Graham Alexander as manager.
Messi relief after scan shows bruise
A scan ruled out anything more serious than bruising following the collision with Benfica 'keeper Artur, and Messi worked out in the gym yesterday.
"When I felt the blow I thought the worst because of the pain, that I might be out for many months," he said. "After the tests, and having ruled out a serious injury, I was much more relaxed. I am feeling good, fortunately it was only a blow and I am better."
Coleraine to kick off Croly's Hoops reign
Trevor Croly will kick off his reign as Shamrock Rovers manager with a Setanta Cup clash against Coleraine, following yesterday's draw for the first round of next year's competition.
The first-round two-legged games will take place in February.