YE Yang of South Korea celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green alongside Tiger Woods during the final round of the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on August 16th, 2009. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

In August 2009 in Hazeltine, the South Korean did what no other golfer had done

Irish rider Sam Bennett of the Deceuninck Quick-Step team celebrates on the podium after retaining the best sprinter’s green jersey following the 11th stage of the Tour de France. Photo: Tim De Waele/EPA

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Irish rider Sam Bennett f the Deceuninck Quick-Step sprints to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France from Le Chateau-d’Oleron on the Ile d’Oleron to Saint-Martin-de-Re on the Ile de Re. Photo: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

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Limerick 37 players celebrate after Colin Scanlon’s equaliser denied Shelbourne promotion in 2007. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

When the worst moments are so close to being the best, you keep on believing

Maxwel Cornet of Lyon sits dejected after his side’s defeat in the Uefa Champions League semi-final to Bayern Munich. Photo: Franck Fife/Pool via Getty Images

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Limited numbers of fans had been attending Airtricity League matches. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Q&A: How will training work? Can parents watch kids’ matches? What about gyms?

Paris St Germain’s Neymar celebrates after his team beat RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League final. Photo: Manu Fernandez/AFP

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Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku scores their fifth goal in the Europa League semi-final win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Photo: Lars Baron/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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Waterford manager John Sheridan had a run-in with Vinny Perth during Waterford’s draw with Dundalk. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Stoke sitting at Europe’s top table; quotes; Neymar richer than Atalanta and more

Sevilla’s Luuk De Jong scores the winner in their Europa League semi-final against Manchester United. Photo: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

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Shane Lowry plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo: Chris Keane/Getty Images

British Open champion came home in just 30 shots with an eagle at his 14th the highlight

Atalanta players have a walk around in the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon ahead of the Champions League quarter-finals. Photo: David Ramos/Pool

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Paul Casey putts as Ian Poulter looks on as they play the 17th during the first round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

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Rory McIlroy in action  during the first round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Tiger Woods placed nicely after opening 68 while Jason Day and Brendon Todd share lead

Shane Lowry of Ireland hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

Reigning British Open champion produces a solid opening round of 68 in San Francisco

 Bryson DeChambeau during the St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind last week. Photograph: EPA

The American’s form has dipped recently but it’s not his play making headlines

Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irishman goes into this week’s competition as golf’s most recent Major winner

John Plunkett (captain) with (from left) Aidan Davitt (Sherry Fitzgerald-Davitt & Davitt), Albert Lee, Paul McCann (Vice Captain) and Peter Bastable (Director, Pinergy) at the launch of the Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt & Davitt / Pinergy sponsored 2020 Mullingar Scratch Trophy which will be played on the 15th and 16th August. Photo: Pat Cashman

John Murphy will be unable to defend his title due to clash with the US Amateur

David De Gea and Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrate after United’s win over Leicester to secure Champions League football. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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Wolves’ Jonny celebrates with his teammates after scoring their second during the Premier League win over Crystal Palace. Photo: Richard Heathcote/NMC/Pool

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Chelsea’s Mason Mount celebrates after his shot past David de Gea helped his side on their way to the FA Cup final. Photo: Andy Rain/NMC/Pool

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Manchester United’s Scott McTominay stands dejected after Southampton’s equaliser during the Premier League match at Old Trafford. Photo: Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA Wire

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Former Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton, who died on Friday, used to regularly go on fishing trips to Mayo. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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Co Sligo Golf Club sits in the shadow of Benbulben and is near Strandhill and Enniscrone.

From Co Sligo to Portmarnock, some of the best in the country are offering special rates

The Old Head Golf Links has seen a large uptake in the special rates being offered to domestic visitors. Photograph: Old Head Golf Links

With most bookings postponed until 2021, domestic golfers can enjoy the best courses

Golfers on the first day of reopening on May 18th at Bunclody Golf Club in Co Wexford. Photograph: Stephen Heaney/Inpho

Membership numbers have risen around the country thanks to a number of factors

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood scores his side’s second goal during the Premier League win over Aston Villa. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

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Leicester’s Jamie Vardy celebrates after equalising for his side during their 1-1 Premier League draw with Arsenal. Photo: Shaun Botterill/NMC/Pool

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Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic celebrates with Victor Lindelof after the Premier League win over Brighton. Photo: Andy Rain/NMC Pool/PA Wire

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Burnley players celebrate after Ben Mee scored the winner in their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace. Photo: Cath Ivill/NMC/Pool

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Ross Barkley of Chelsea shoots during the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Leicester. Photo: Tim Keeton/Pool via Getty Images

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Liverpool fans celebrate outside Anfield after winning the Premier League title. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane scores the fourth goal during the Premier League win over Crystal Palace. Photo: Phil Noble/NMC/Pool

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The FAI will receive a much-needed boost through the newly announced fund. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A total of €70m has been made available for the sports sector as a result of the pandemic

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Politicians won’t have all the knowledge about the different types of gambling, that’s why we need expertise to regulate this industry.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Regulator still doesn’t exist in Ireland but will the new government change that?

Kellie Harrington spoke yesterday about resetting her goals after the postponement of the Olympics. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Horses get a workout at Jessica Harrington’s yard ahead of the resumption of racing in Ireland next week. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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Huge crowds would regularly turn out to watch the seven-a-side tournaments at the Gloucester Diamond with residents watching from the windows. Photograph: North Inner City Folklore Project

Eamon Dunphy among those to hone their trade beneath creaking inner-city tenements

Crusaders Richie Mo’unga catches the ball during a training session at Rugby Park in Christchurch. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Baker

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People walk on new pedestrian lanes on Chesterfield Avenue in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Sport Ireland have reported record levels of participation in sport during lockdown. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New Sport Ireland research shows a large increase in walking, running and cycling

Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard and Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Delaney challenge for a header during the Bundesliga clash. Photo: Federico Gambarini/AFP via Getty Images

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Hurricans train in New Zealand ahead of their return to action. Photo: Elias Rodriguez/Inpho

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A man holds a child up over a fence to look into Liverpool’s Melwood training ground as Premier League clubs returned to action. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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Fintan Nally jumps into the sea at the Forty Foot on Wednesday after it reopened to the public. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

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Co Sligo Golf Club has around 150 members in the immediate vicinity of Rosses Point.

Onus will be on members themselves to obey the Government’s guidelines on travel

Dublin fans on Hill 16 for the All-Ireland football final last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Current shutdown will have a lasting effect on sport but where do fans fit in?

Golf club members who live further than 5km from their home course will not be able to play there until June 8th. File photograph: Inpho

Department of Health confirms distance restrictions will apply to golf courses

James Cronin’s failed drugs test is added to the list for Munster. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

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Countries such as Portugal, Sweden, Spain and Belgium have already brought in restrictions to allay fears of increases in problem gambling linked to isolation and boredom. File photograph: Getty Images

A number of European countries have introduced spending and deposit limits

Donald Trump, Stone Cold Steve Austin and WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley get ready to shave Vince McMahon’s head at a WWE event in 2007. Photo: Leon Halip/WireImage

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Round Tower GAA’s Connor Flannery and Connor Harte do some individual training yesterday. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

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Cardboard cut-outs with portraits of Borussia Moenchegladbach’s supporters are seen at the Borussia Park football stadium in Moenchengladbach. Photo: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

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The new reality of Croke Park is that it won’t be hosting any matches this summer. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

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Rob Kearney holds aloft the Champions Cup with Isa Nacewa in 2018. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Online poker is seeing somewhat of a boom due to coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images

After registering there was no age verification and withdrawing money is not as easy

Jean van de Velde of France looks at his ball in the burn on the 18th hole during the final round of the 1999 British Open played at Carnoustie. Photo: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport

Daring climbs, sporting losers and Sunderland all feature in this selection

Members of the public enjoy the good weather during the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

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An aerial view of the Phoenix Park where the original layout was for the Dublin Golf Club. Photograph: iStock

Park was birthplace of organised golf in Ireland and the original Royal Dublin layout

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley was a young prospect at Arsenal. Photo: Inpho

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Keith Andrews speaks to Conor Masterson during an Ireland under-21 training session. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Ireland could play England at home and away in an expanded Six Nations. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

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Rick Mally (rower) and Joe Hastings (bike) train at their apartment in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Pay for Play: Orders of home gym equipment rise sharply while commuters looking at e-bike option

Leitrim’s Declan D’Arcy celebrates the Connacht final victory over Mayo in 1994. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

There are lots of full match broadcasts available to keep you going

Mick McCarthy will be set for a big bonus payment should Ireland reach Euro 2020. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Adam Gilsenan competes in the Cycling Ireland Zwift League on Saturday. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

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Shelbourne players celebrate with fans during last season’s First Division clash with Drogheda which saw the visitors win the league and return to the top flight. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

After 11 of 13 seasons in the wilderness, Friday 13th in Drogheda was a night for celebration

Australian Olympic athlete Genevieve Gregson breaks the long-standing record to become the fastest woman to run a lap of The Tan track in Melbourne. Photo: Michael Dodge/EPA

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Ireland and Leinster centre Garry Ringrose is set to sign a new central contract. Photo: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

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Bundee Aki high tackles Ulupano Seuteni during the Rugby World Cup match between Ireland and Samoa. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Mark Cannizzaro gives readers a behind the scenes look at one of the most famous sporting event’s in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

From the Masters to ultra-running, football’s most extreme fans and more in between

Sky Sports customers can pause their subscriptions until live sport returns. Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

Postponements and cancellations causing huge issues for all broadcasters

Enda O’Coineen on board Kilcullen Voyager before the start of the Vendée Globe  in 2016. Photograph: Jean-Marie Liot/DPPI

Routine is hugely important if you’re spending more time at home or alone

Online gaming such as roulette and other casino games can be much more addictive than sports betting. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Facing a huge drop in revenues, bookies have been pushing obscure leagues and virtual sports

Groundskeepers maintain the crease at Malahide Cricket Club during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Former national hunt jockey Paul Carberry with his daughters Kasey Lou & Elle Jay on the beach at Mornington yesterday. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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 Sky Sports have confirmed that customers can pause their subscriptions until live sport returns. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Broadcaster also confirmed that businesses would not be charged during this time

The latest advice from the GUI is that golf is a low-risk environment. Photograph: iStock

While all organised sport is cancelled, there are still ways to stay active and get outdoors

The US Masters will not take place in the second week of April for the first time since 1945. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The world of sport has stopped but fans do have options if their trip is no longer on

Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur concedes the second goal to RB Leipzig during their Champions League last 16 meeting. Photo: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

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Ireland’s Diane Caldwell scores the winner during their Euro 2021 qualifier against Greece. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Tim Krul saves Troy Parrott’s penalty during Norwich’s FA Cup fifth round win over Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

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Liverpool’s Adrian is beaten by Ross Barkley’s shot during the FA Cup clash against Chelsea. Photo: Neil Hall/Getty Images

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Ireland fans drink pints in the stand during the Six Nations opening match win over Scotland. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Some Ireland fans complained about view being blocked during Six Nations games

Jon Rahm won the Irish Open title at Lahinch last year. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Early bird window means you can save a few quid while park-and-ride will be only option

Rory McIlroy hits his second shot from the rough on the second hole during the final round of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. Photo: Ryan Kang/AP Photo

New world number one dropped a costly four shots in two holes on the front nine

Rory McIlroy putts on the 12th hole during the first round of the Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, California. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

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Dundalk are hoping to win their sixth title in seven years. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk could be hard-pressed to defend their title from Rovers while Shels return

Mohamed Salah scores the second goal in Liverpool’s recent 2-0 victory over Manchester United. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

With more and more distractions out there, more bitesize content may suit viewers

Novak Djokovic will be the defending champion in 2020. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

There are plenty of cheap flights from Dublin but it’s getting a ticket that can be difficult

DCU players celebrate after beating IT Carlow to win the Sigerson Cup. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

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Bundee Aki during Ireland training in Portugal ahead of the Six Nations. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah react after the FA Cup fourth round win at Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

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Sports Extra customers will be able to watch Barcelona and Lionel Messi every week. Photo: Eric Alonso/Getty Images

New LaLiga TV channel was initially due to cost extra but pricing structure has changed

Tiger Woods plays a shot from a bunker on the 11th hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

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Wayne Rooney’s signing for Derby County was partially funded by sponsors 32Red. Photo: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Credit card ban is latest step to curb problem gambling while Irish legislation stalls

 Stade Vélodrome:  will host the Champions Cup final in Marseille on Saturday, May 23rd. Photograph:  Pascal Rondeau/Getty Images

Showpiece of European club rugby will take place at the Vélodrome in Marseille in late May

Eurostar now offers routes between London and Amsterdam. Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Good value rail trips available on the continent

Switzerland fans will have to travel to Baku, then Rome and then back to Baku if they are to see each of their team’s group matches. Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

With 51 games set for 12 cities, Euro 2020 will leave a huge carbon footprint as fans criss-cross the continent

Republic of Ireland fans enjoying the atmosphere and the beer  in Paris during Euro 2016.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Availing of trains instead of planes one way or reducing emissions

Ulster could top their pool in the Champions Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

From Champions Cup to League of Ireland and much more, there’s plenty going on

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