Evening Top 5 : Lightning strikes twice, David AND Goliath triumph in separate sporting events, political Lazarus rises while Howlin says he'll talk to anyone

The top stories this Saturday evening

Evening Top 5 : Lightning strikes twice, David AND Goliath triumph in separate sporting events, political Lazarus rises while Howlin says he'll talk to anyone

The top stories this Saturday evening

Were the heavens trying to tell us something today?

Lightning strikes caused multiple injuries, primarily to children, in France and Germany.

A thunder storm descended on a child's birthday party in a Parisian park. Later on, a strike bolted from a clear sky during a children's football game in Hoppstädten.

Fianna Fáil's Lazarus-like rise from political death continues.

They drew even with Fina Gael in a Red C poll to be published in the Sunday Business Post tomorrow. Labour had the greatest gains, rising 4%

Connacht played David to Leinster's Goliath to lift the the Pro12 for the first time.

The Westerners obliterated the four time champions in the first half to take a 15-0 lead in at the break, with superb tries from Tiernan O'Halloran and Niyi Adeolokun stunning Leinster, while AJ MacGinty added a penalty. 

Yet there was no parting with tradition in the Champion's League final where Real Madrid won their 11th title

After a 1-1 draw after full-time and extra-time, Juanfran missed his kick in an otherwise exemplary shootout display for both sides to allow Cristiano Ronaldo, who had been quiet after a fitness worries during the week and was fifth in line to take a kick for Real, to put in the winning penalty. 

Finally, Brendan Howlin aped Lifetime's The Bachelor offering roses to the political parties he still wanted to do business with, while predicting the current government would be gone in 12 months.

"We have to have a Government that is agile enough, that has the trust of the people and the parliament to respond to a crisis. We don’t have that now. I think we will have another general election in the next 12 months, that would be my view. We have to prepare for that."