The Sports Weekend in Numbers

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Another weekend of sunshine in Dublin and of hundreds of thousands stuck to television screens watching sporting drama and history unfold.  As ever we look to capture some of the moments through the medium of numbers.

66 – The final round score of Open Championship winner Phil Mickelson, a full nine strokes better than overnight leader Lee Westwood.  The popular US winner is an honorary life member of Lahinch golf club in County Clare.

25 – The number of years since Monaghan’s last Senior Ulster Football title prior to yesterday’s victory over All Ireland Champions Donegal.  The trophy cabinet is filling nicely with the women having won their title last weekend and the minors ending a 45 year drought this weekend as well.  GAA Director General Paraic Duffy will be proud of the achievements of his county.

4:22 – The minutes and seconds by which Chris Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday afternoon, that after 21 gruelling stages and 3,404 kilometres of pedalling.

3 – Donegal failed but Mayo succeeded in landing three in a row of provincial football championships. The last time they did so was in 1950 when they went on to win the All Ireland.  They made it four in a row the following year, and secured another All Ireland but have not captured the ultimate prize since then.

1:57:17 – A new World Record for Michael McKillop in the 800 metres final at the Paralympics World Championships in Lyon.  Jason Smyth won Gold as well and both are looking to repeat their London 2012 Double Gold’s later in the week.


sfb_roundtable_banner hpslider-1Sports Tourism Seminar at Croke Park (September 19th)
Sport for Business 20/20 at Ulster Bank HQ (October 8th)
The Business of Youth Sport Seminar (November 28th)

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