Gary Cahill believes that it is crucial for Chelsea to build momentum, as they look ahead to improvements in their Premier League fortunes and the knockout phase of the Champions League.
Ireland international Kieran Marmion has signed a two-year contract extension at Connacht.
Sepp Blatter is considering the option of challenging the power of FIFA's ethics committee to remove him from his position as the organisation's president.
Thomas Barr has been named as the Irish Athlete of the Year at the National Athletics Awards.
Ian Keatley has praised Connacht for the success of their long-term planning in becoming a highly competitive outfit.
Leon Smith has emphasised the role that Jamie Murray has played in helping Great Britain to reach the final of the 2015 Davis Cup.
Kimi Raikkonen admits that the 2015 Formula 1 season has been “painful sometimes” for him.
It appears that Johnny Duane and Michael Lundy will both be unavailable to the Galway senior football panel in 2016.