The USA’s Webb Simpson on the first tee during day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA.

Five days in the high sierra of Perthshire took its toll on our five-ball from Dublin

 Victor Dubuisson and Graeme McDowell of Europe warm up on the first tee during practice ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at  Gleneagles  in Auchterarder, Scotland. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ryder Cup fever is all the rage as Clontarf’s finest five decamp to Scotland

Port Vale hailed from Burslem in nearby Stoke, they had a decent travelling support, who filled most of the enclosures opposite, bizarrely named the Ice Cream Van Stand at Grest Road.  Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Our hero takes family matters into his own hands at Gresty Road

Heartbreaking visit from daughter and grandson sparks journey to tackle a swarthy ex-pro footballer

Paul McGinley: “The Donegal link reminded the lads of their darkest hour on Sunday, and there was no joy either as McGinley flourished his wild card trio.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

McGinley’s wild card selections leave Foley’s finest nonplussed

“The stretch of water between the Bull Island and St Anne’s Park was the venue for a unique rowing challenge involving the four pubs fronting Clontarf Road – The Schooner, Foley’s, Shingles and The Dollymount Inn”. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The busdriver and his pals strike out for the Blue Lagoon Row fundraiser

Clontarf Harriers’ annual women’s two-mile race concludes in a somewhat unusual fashion

Rory McIlroy:  Vinny’s shout of encouragement for the bould Rors seemed a tad half-hearted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Our hero isn’t the first to succumb to temptation and he won’t be the last

Northern Ireland’s Paddy Barnes (left) on his way to gold against India’s Devendro Laishram during the light flyweight bout at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Charlie Vernon unwittingly hits a teatime raw nerve in Foley’s bar

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