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

It had been a grim Sunday, only a part of which was to do with the mauling suffered by the Dublin hurlers in Thurles, a result which cost Vinny a score, as he felt evens on a plus four-point advantage was worth a punt. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Vinnie and the gang nervously make their way to the Curragh for an equine vigil

Gerry McIlroy’s successful  lucrative bet on his son’s British Open success inspired Vinny Fitzpatrick to wager on his son’s future sporting successes. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/RPA

Little Oisín’s art prowess a more likely path to fame and fortune

Vinny Fitzpatrick’s efforts at building the biggest sandcastle ever seen on Kilmore Quay beach in Wexford were looking good until the tide turned.

Bereft busman’s beach bailiwick battered and broken

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