By Mark Jones
Sonia O’Sullivan has been selected for Ireland’s team for the world cross country championships in Portugal on March 18 and 19.
O’Sullivan, who won both the short and long course titles in the same championships in 1998, has not revealed what her race plans are this time.
Meanwhile, in tennis, John McEnroe, older, but maybe not wiser, was up to some of his tricks during the first ever tennis Seniors Tour event in Dublin last week. Harassed officials, beat-up advertising hoardings and one or two customary tantrums were the order of the day and in between McEnroe found time to beat Henri Leconte of France 6-4, 6-3 in the final.
Proving that he is still in the market for competitive, rather than exhibition tennis, 41-year old McEnroe outlasted 36 year old Leconte in a tense struggle over 88 minutes.
McGinley moves up
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Paul McGinley moved up to the 12th place in the European Tour order of merit after a third place finish at the Portuguese Open last weekend.
Dubliner McGinley closed with a 70 to wind up four shots adrift of Scotland’s Gary Orr who clinched his first tour title with an eagle three on the final hole.
Cork club Neptune were celebrating a tenth mens’ National basketball league title last weekend when they defeated Kerry Spring 100-76 in Killarney.
St Vincent’s had the been the only club still in the race but their 100-86 drubbing by Star of the Sea, Belfast, handed Neptune the title.