Grand Slam

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 Garry Ringrose of Ireland touches down for the first try during the NatWest Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Do I start with the game or do I start with the history? This was a phenomenal Test match befitting a phenomenal Test team tested in so many Grand Sla(...)

Members of the 1948 Ireland  Grand Slam pictured in 2005, from left: Jim McCarthy, Jack Kyle, Paddy Reid, Jimmy Nelson, Karl Mullen and Michael O’Flanagan. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Patrick ‘Paddy’ Reid, the only Limerick man on Ireland’s 1948 Grand Slam team, has died, aged 91. The Garryowen centre became a coach of high yet ano(...)

 Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy  after winning the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At age 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second Major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats(...)

 Rory McIlroy celebrates his one-stroke victory at the  PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in 2014. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The rarity of the feat is testament in itself to how difficult it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only a handful, five men, have thus far managed to wi(...)

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