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Disciplinary proceedings opened against Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon following his Champions League red card last month. UEFA has announced that the veteran Italian has been charged with breaching its "general principles of conduct" after his outburst against English referee Michael Oliver. After Oliver awarded Real Madrid a last-gasp spot-kick - which Cristiano Ronaldo converted to knock Juventus out - Buffon was sent off for protesting against the Premier League official's decision. His emotion was in part put down to the fact that, at the age of 40, it may have been his final act in the Champions League. He went on to say Oliver had a "bag of rubbish for a heart". Oliver and wife Lucy were offered police support in the wake of the incident, after both were targeted by social media trolls. UEFA, which also charged Buffon for the red card, said in a statement the case will be dealt with on May 31.

Omens good for magical hurling Championship

Christy O'Connor
In his post-match interview on TG4 immediately after last month's league final, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill asked TJ Reid if he thought, after losing their first two matches against Cork and Clare, that winning a league title was a possibility.

The Hurling Championships: Ulster County Analysis

By Padraig Kelly
Joe McDonagh Cup Antrim Managers Terence McNaughton, Dominic McKinley, Gary O’Kane, Neal Peden Captain Conor McKinley Main man Neil McManus – an obvious choice but his scoring stats were ridiculous in the league.

'Man of Sperrin' 2018 cycling sportive to be bigger and better

Staff reporter
Will Benbradagh leave you breathless or bust? With just under two weeks to go 'Man of Sperrin' organisers say the 2018 100km cycling sportive being held on May 20 is going to be even bigger and better than the inaugural event last year.

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