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Darren Clarke reported to Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s Golf Club in Lancashire, England on Monday morning to return the Claret Jug, emblematic of his winning last year’s British Open. Clarke, who will tee off on Thursday with Ernie Els and Zach Johnson, couldn’t attach a number to the mileage the Jug has accumulated...

The 255th time proved to be the charm for Jamie Donaldson, as the Welshman drew off to a 4-stroke victory in the Irish Open, which played to rave reviews at Royal Portrush. The sellout crowds got their money’s worth, as Ireland’s four major champions all made the cut and played weekend rounds. Padraig Harrington was...

Meath beat Kildare 1-17 to 1-11

Two members of Duffry Rovers club in Wexford were last week suspended for eight weeks after the referee reported alleged racist comments directed at Sarsfield’s Lee Chin in a recent club game. Chin is a member of the Wexford senior football panel and also plays under 21 hurling for the county. Former Dublin star Jason...

The rather excellent GAA website AnFearRua.com ran a poll the other day trying to gauge the popularity of the Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald. At the time of writing, 32 respondents proclaimed themselves to be fans of his, 11 didn’t, and four sat on the fence. An unscientific reading perhaps but even allowing...