Those who follow sport are in many ways blessed that it continues to deliver moments of the highest quality and the highest emotion.Β  Most weekends can be seen to produce performances and highlights that will stand the test of time but this weekend past will take some beating…

The Rugby World Cup is what matters most but becoming the first team from the Northern Hemisphere to win a series against New Zealand in their backyard is something very special, as was evidenced by the emotion of the players after Saturday morning’s very special win for Ireland in Wellington.

 

 

Closer to home the last two Limerick All Ireland Hurling Titles have been won in front of first no fans, and then a number curtailed again by Covid.Β  Kilkenny have no sentiment and put it up to the champions in a game for the ages at Croke Park on Sunday but in the end, there was to be no stopping the playing of Dreams at the end of a pulsating 70 minutes.

 

 

And across the two days of glory for Irish sport, Rory McIlroy was playing for history at the 150th Open Championship at the Home of Golf in St Andrews. He led the field into the final round, four shots clear with playing partner Viktor Hovland but he could not find the shots he needed to stop the surge of Australia’s Cameron Smith who scored six birdies on the back nine holes of a thrilling tournament.

Kerry have a lot to look forward to over the next two weeks with the Women joining the Men in making it to the All Ireland Final. They beat Donegal who had knocked out Dublin and will now face Meath in the TG4-backed Final on Sunday, July 31st at Croke Park, their first final since 2012.

And further afield in Oregon, Irish athletes have been putting up some spectacular performances.

The Rowing Ireland National Championships took place at the National Rowing Centre and they welcomed a special guest to Farran Woods as well as all the special competitors…

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