Ted Potter Jr reads his putt on the ninth green during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

Ted Potter Jr was unfazed in cruising home to a three shot victory for his second tour win

Colombian golfer Julio Bell didn’t fare too well at the Club Colombia Championship on the Web.com Tour.

Julio Bell managed to break 100 on the second day, only he did it the wrong way

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has announced his retirement from international football. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The 35-year-old has announced his international retirement with just 43 caps earned

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring the first goal of the game in a draw with Sweden at Euro 2016. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland playmaker has called it a day after 43 caps as he approaches his 36th birthday

Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara scores a drop goal in the dying minutes against Wales to secure the 2009 Six Nations title for Ireland. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland are no strangers to late euphoria – and late heartbreak – when the clock runs out

Bundee Aki is one of the Ireland players who could make his Six Nations debut. Photo: Getty Images

Joe Schmidt’s side are in red hot form and look like a serious challenge for England

Leona Maguire has been at the top of the women’s amateur world golf rankings for 131 week. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

The Cavan native has broken the record for number of week ranked amateur world No1

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll celebrates at the final whistle after they beat France in Paris to win the Six Nations title in 2014.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Stade de France doesn’t hold the same fear factor as it once did for visiting Ireland sides

Jacques Brunel has quite the task ahead of him with France in this year’s Six Nations. Photo: Getty Images

Controversy on and off the pitch for Les Bleus does not bode well for this year’s championship

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea will be hoping for his team cause a few upsets this year. Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Weakest team impressed last year and Conor O’Shea will now be hoping for more in 2018

Tiger Woods hits from the fairway on the 16th hole hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. Photo: Gregory Bull/AP Photo

Former world number one showed all of his resilience while Shane Lowry capitulated

Ireland could be drawn to play Christian Eriksen’s Denmark. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland discover their fate when the inaugural draw is held on Wednesday morning

Páraic Duffy, GAA Director General, at the publication of his annual report at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In his annual report the outgoing director general said GAA must decide what it is

Keith Andrew and Ireland women’s international Megan Campbell attend the launch of the Spar FAI Primary Schools 5s Programme at Scoil Mhuire CBS. Photo: Seb Daly/ Sportsfile

‘I have faith that he will get us to next European Championships’ says pundit

Paul Dunne of Team Europe looks at his phone with his caddie Darren Reynolds during the pro-am prior to the start of the Eurasia Cup at Glenmarie G&CC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Dunne is playing in his first team event as a professional at this week’s EurAsia Cup

Galway Manager Kevin Walsh with referee Paddy Neilan before the postponement of the FBD Connacht League clash between Mayo and Galway in Castlebar. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

League game in Castlebar was officially called off after the scheduled throw-in time

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor met in the biggest fights/farce of the year. Photo: Derek Hogan/Inpho

Think you were paying close enough attention to sport this year? Prove it with our quiz

Can Michael van Gerwen defend his William Hill World Darts Championship title? Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Where to go, what to watch, how to get tickets and everything else you need to know

Premier League, pro14 rugby, racing, the Ashes and much more to keep you entertained over the festive period. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

With football, rugby, racing and more on the agenda it’s a festive season sporting bonanza

James McClean was named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year on Saturday night. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sportsperson of the Year has got involved in the raging debate over his selection

Tiger Woods watches his shot from a bunker on the 17th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo: Dante Carrer/AP Photo

Former world number one now number 668 after his tied-ninth finish in the Bahamas

 Leicester City’s Harry Maguire speaks to  Robbie Brady as he is stretchered off after they collided. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

Ireland international taken to hospital for scans after clash with Harry Maguire

Tiger Woods plays his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Former world number one led at one stage in the Bahamas before settling for a 68

Panama qualified for the World Cup for the first ever time but could find it very difficult in Russia. Photo: Getty Images

Who could make up the group of death and who could make up the group of . . . life?

The Zenit Arena stadium surrounded by ice. It is one of the 12 venues that will be used for next summer’s World Cup. Photo: Valya Egorshin/NurPhoto via Getty Images

From getting tickets, to transport, to accommodation and more for next summer

Subbuteo: the greatest football game ever invented. Photograph: Michael Gottschalk/AFP/Getty

Gifts guaranteed to win over sports fans

Fans enjoy the pool deck on day one of the first Test match between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Jono Searle/EPA

From Australia to Tuam, it’s a packed weekend of sporting action once again

Ireland’s Cyrus Christie leaves the pitch after the World Cup qualifying playoff defeat to Denmark. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland defender was subject of racist tweets following defeat to Denmark last Tuesday

Ireland could meet Denmark again in the new Uefa Nations League. Photo: Getty Images

New European competition replaces most friendlies and offers a route into Euro 2020

Alex Ferguson and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan during the Glasgow Uefa Euro 2020 Host City Logo Launch. The next European Championships will be played across 13 different countries. Photo: Getty Images

With change ahead will it be for the benefit or detriment of the international game?

The draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will take place on December 1st at the Kremlin. Photo: Dmitry Rogulin\TASS via Getty Images

With the 32 teams to take part in Russia now confirmed, the draw is just around the corner

Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 2nd hole during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Greystones man made an impressive start to the European Tour season finale in the desert

Republic of Ireland players celebrate after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina to qualify for the 2016 European Championships. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s been a mixed bag over the years with delight and disappointment equally spread

Ireland players during their pre-match huddle ahead of the first leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff in Copenhagen. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Martin O’Neill’s men just one game away from qualifying for a first World Cup in 15 years

Thomas Delaney netted four times for Denmark on their way to securing a 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff spot. Photo: Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images

Midfielder – who has Irish roots – has become one of the main men in the Danish side

Ireland missed out on the 2010 World Cup thanks in part to Thierry Henry’s handball. Photograph: Credit Sky Sports

The playoff route to major tournaments hasn’t always been kind tothe Republic of Ireland

Peter Schmeichel says that he is surprised former Manchester United teammate Roy Keane is employed by the FAI. Pictured is Keane being restrained by Paul Parker and Gary Neville as he argues with Schmeichel in 1995. Photo: John Giles/PA Wire.

Former Danish goalkeeper is fearful that Denmark could underestimate Ireland

Dundalk’s Gary Rogers and Alan Bennett of Cork City clash in Sunday’s FAI Cup final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk goalkeeper bitterly disappointed by FAI Cup final defeat despite excellent saves

Referee Nigel Owens shows a red card to Andrew Conway of Munster during their Pro14 clash with Connacht. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Munster winger will be available for selection for Ireland to play South Africa

Paul Dunne lets his driver slip from his hand after a poor tee shot at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Greystones man sits nine shots behind Dustin Johnson after his scintillating 63

Paul Dunne of Ireland plays his tee shot from the fourth tee during the first round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Greystones man just three shots off the lead held by US Open champion Brooks Koepka

Only premium level tickets at a price of €120 will go on public sale on Friday. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

A limited number of tickets will be available to buy for the World Cup playoff second leg

Ireland’s James McClean celebrates with David Meyler after the final whistle of their World Cup qualifier against Wales. Photo: Geoff Caddick/Getty Images

In a much less breezy Zurich, Ireland will find out on Tuesday who their opponents are

Derry City manager Kenny Shiels has said his team may not fulfil their fixture against Cork City. Photo: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Kick-off time for the Turners Cross clash has been confirmed for 7.20pm, live on RTÉ 2

Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off during the opening round of the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano - Parco Reale di Monza. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The Greystones man shows no sign of letting his foot off the gas in impressive run of form

Paul Dunne and Shane Lowry have had contrasting results on the greens as of late. Photo: Getty Images

This year Lowry has been frustrated on the greens while Dunne has flourished

Roy Keane is escorted off the pitch after Ireland were eliminated from the Euro 2000 playoffs by Turkey amid farcical scenes in Bursa. Photo: Tom Honan/Inpho

November’s showdown will be the ninth time Ireland have appeared in a playoff encounter

The front page of the Western Mail after Ireland dashed Wales’ World Cup hopes. Photo: Western Mail Twitter

General reaction was of acceptance and that Wales simply didn’t do enough on the night

Ireland’s James McClean watches his shot go fly past Wayne Hennessey in the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill’s men have a chance over two legs to book a spot in Russia next summer

Ireland’s Shane Long reacts after a missed chance in the World Cup qualifying win over Moldova. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Southampton striker will miss win-or-bust final World Cup qualifier in Cardiff

Slovenia’s Roman Bezjac celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group F match at Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana. Photo: Adam Davy/PA

Slovenia’s draw with Scotland in Ljubljana puts an end to all of the permutations

Tyrrell Hatton of England celebrates victory following the final round of the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

The Greystones 24-year-old continued his hot vein of form after winning last week

Paul Dunne plays his approach to the ninth at Kingsbarns on day three of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, a Rory McIlroy birdie-blitz meant he made the cut right on the mark

“I’ve enjoyed it immensely.” Martin O’Neill at a press conference in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Manager hoping to lead Ireland to a World Cup finals for first time since 2002

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has agreed a contract extension. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The 65-year-old Northern Irishman will remain in the position he has held since 2013

Ireland’s Paul Dunne hits a tee shot during the first round at the Dunhill Links Championship. Photo: Craig Brough/Reuters

Dunne continued his good form at St Andrews and is closely followed by Shane Lowry

Ireland’s Paul Dunne celebrates after chipping in on the 18th during the final round to win the British Masters. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

The 24-year-old says he never looked back during a final round 61 to claim first win

Paul Dunne of Ireland with the winner’s trophy after the final round of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The 24-year-old’s maiden win the product of years of hard work and prodigious talent

Dublin celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup following the TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship final at Croke Park. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Dublin’s win over Mayo was also the best attended women’s sports event in Europe

Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of The JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am event at the Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort on July 5th, 2010. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The hotel at the revamped resort will open in November and the golf course in March 2018

Paul Dunne of Ireland hits his second shot on the 12th during day one of Made in Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Aalborg, Denmark. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

24-year-old is fully focused on picking up a first win as he opened with a round of 64

Wimbledon’s Vinnie Jones takes part in a promotional launch for the new Premier League season in 1992. Photo: Getty Images

Just nine teams from the 1992/1993 season will compete in this year’s league campaign

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The world number four sits three shots off the lead heading into the weekend in Akron

Robbie Keane has signed a one-season deal with Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League. Photo: Inpho

Ireland’s record goalscorer teams up with Teddy Sheringham at 11th club of his career

Rory McIlroy has best friend Harry Diamond on the bag at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

World number four looked impressive in his first round without JP Fitzgerald on the bag

Amateur Leona Maguire of Ireland tees off on the second hole during the first round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns Golf Link. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Michelle Wie the woman to catch at the top of the leaderboard after an opening round of 64

Darwin Rovers after training ahead of their FFA Cup clash with Sydney. Back left are founders Shane Kavanagh and Jimmy Culligan.

Set up as a sister club to Shamrock Rovers, Darwin Rovers have made a meteoric rise

Bray Wanderers chairman Denis O’Connor. Photo: Inpho

Crisis-hit club released a statement confirming his departure amid financial turmoil

Harrington celebrates after clinching his first

From a war hero pioneer in 1909 to Harrington, Clarke and McIlroy’s claret jugs

Paul Dunne of Ireland hits his second shot on the 6th hole during day one of the AAM Scottish Open at Dundonald Links. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Greystones man currently occupies qualifying place for next week’s Open Championship

President Donald Trump in his private box with Trump National Golf Club director of golf, Mickie Gallagher, left, and son Eric Trump. Photo: Julie Jacobson/AP

US president Donald Trump was present at his golf course to keep an eye on proceedings

Tommy Fleetwood of England plays his second shot on the 18th during day four of the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National Paris, France. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

However, Greystones golfer didn’t manage to book a place at the Open Championship

Sky Sports are set to offer cheaper packages in a rebrand of their traditional channels. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Broadcaster to launch themed channels for football, golf and cricket with prices reduced

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland leaves the pitch after the Lions’ draw with Hurricanes at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Photo: David Davies/PA

Lions coach came in for criticism around the world for neglecting his replacements

Lions fans sing prior to the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

‘Lions, Lions, Lions’ chant that might have been heard at Norfolk retreat of the Queen

All Blacks captain Kieran Read came in for a lot of praise after a superb performance in their win over the Lions at Eden Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a growing admiration for the Lions but All Blacks remain supremely confident

Ireland’s Shane Duffy  in action during the  World Cup qualifier against  Austria. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Ruaidhrí Croke runs the rule over Martin O’Neill and his team after a salvaged point

Lions’ Sean O’Brien bursts through the Crusaders defence in their win in Christchurch. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There was praise for the Lions as well as some castigating for referee Mathieu Raynal

James McClean poses for a picture with fans after Ireland training at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Lions face their biggest test yet, Ireland meet Austria, stateside rugby and more

Dean Gardiner has Martin Keenan on the ropes during their box-off at the National Stadium. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Sport Ireland continue to warn of a withdrawal of funding unless agreement reached

Tiger Eldrick Woods appears in a booking photo released by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo: Reuters

The 41-year-old former world number one is set to appear in a Florida court on July 5th

Conor McGregor’s potential fight with Floyd Mayweather moved a step closer on Thursday. Photo: Tom Hogan/Inpho

The UFC lightweight champion released a statement confirming his side of deal is done

Rory McIlroy is hopeful he will be fit to play in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

World number two said that the recurrence of a rib injury won’t affect him long term

RB Leipzig have qualified for the Champions League but may not be able to take part. Photo: Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images

German club’s owners also own Salzburg in Austria who won the league at the weekend

Rory McIlroy hits his second shot on the tenth hole during the second round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

The world number two is struggling with a back injury and will have an MRI on Monday

Henrik Stenson of Sweden plays his shot from the 10th tee during the first round of the the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Will Chelsea be crowned champions? There’s the Players, Champions Cup final and more

Seven-year-old Rhys Creane from Sheriff FC takes a penalty against Aviva’s FAI Junior Cup Ambassador, Richard Dunne, and some of the kids from the club during a visit to Sheriff Street in Dublin. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Former Ireland defender also gave his view on match-fixing and gambling in football

Ireland’s Ed Joyce bats during a nets session at The Brightside Ground, Bristol. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Premier League, Pro12, historic cricket, thestart of the GAA championship and more

Runners from wave four cross the starting line for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts on April 17th. Photo: Lisa Hornak/Reuters

Derek Murphy investigates falsified times, course cutting and bib-selling in marathons

Barcelona meet Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in one of the picks of the weekend action. Photo: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Champions Cup semi-finals, El Clasico, Old Firm derby, hurling final and much more

Lexi Thompson cries into a towel as she walks to the 18th green after her second shot during the final round of the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California. Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

When will golf stop knocking progress back by poor handling of overly strict rules?

James McCarthty pulled out of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales after injuring himself in the warm-up. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland manager has responded to claims that he didn’t protect James McCarthy

Rory McIlroy walks up the 16th hole in heavy rain during the second round of the 2014 USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/PGA of America via Getty Images

The 27-year-old’s four major victories have all come at weather affected tournaments

Ireland’s James McClean reacts to missing a chance late in their World Cup qualifying clash with Wales. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

McClean continues to grow and grow, Ireland lack creativity but have plenty of guts

Ireland’s Shane Long clashes with Ashley Williams of Wales during their World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It all began before kick off with McCarthy’s warm-up injury before a feisty encounter

Matthew Fitzpatrick – who impressed last week – showed his matchplay strengths in winning the 2013 US Amateur Championship. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s the second WGC of the season and we have two 50/1 shots to take a flutter on

Katie Taylor celebrates after beating Monica Gentili in London three weeks ago. Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Inpho

Bray boxer will take on Milena Kolena on the undercard of Linares-Crolla II in Manchester

Wes Hoolahan left the pitch injured for Norwich ahead of Ireland’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Wales. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile via Getty Images

A comprehensive look at how the 38 men fared ahead of Friday’s clash against Wales

Can Ireland pull off an upset and stop England from completing the Grand Slam? Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s the Six Nations finale with Ireland meeting England while Kerry face Dublin

Who will be taking home the Timico Gold Cup from the 2017 Cheltenham Festival? Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cheltenham comes to a conclusion, Croke Park welcomes the club finals and more

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