Each weekend we take a look back on the sporting highs from across Ireland and around the world through the medium of numbers.

18

It took 18 seconds from the point of impact for F1 driver Roman Grosjean to release himself from the wreckage of his Haas car at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the weekend. It was a horrendous looking accident with the car shearing in half and exploding into flames. It is to the credit of the safety changes that are continuing to be implemented that he survived with only burns to his feet and ankles. The last F1 driver to die at the wheel was Jules Bianchi in 2014 and before him Ayrton Senna in 1994.

5

The number of sideline cuts which Galway scored during their defeat to Limerick in yesterday’s All Ireland Hurling Sim-Final against Limerick. The first four were scored by Joe Canning before he had to leave the field with an injury. The fifth was put over by Fintan Burke. The previous record for this kind of score was three in a match saying back to Martin Storey of Wexford in the 1990’s. Canning has now scored an incredible 28 in Championship hurling.

0

The number of times in the history of the All Ireland Hurling Championship that limerick and Waterford have met in the Final. It will happen for the first time in two weeks time at Croke Park after the two sides came through their semi-finals against Kilkenny and Galway over the weekend.

11

Dundalk were ruthless in their demolition of Athlone Town in Sunday night’s FAI Cup Semi-Final. Six- nil up at half-time, the Premier League side added another five after the break to set a new record winning margin in the competition. The goals came from nine different goalscorers.

7

It took only seven minutes for Billy Burns to mark his international debut for Ireland with his first try. It didn’t really kick on from there though with Ireland going on to un unconvincing 23-10 win over Georgia. There were no points scored at all in the last 22 minutes of the game.

35

The unbeaten run of Celtic in domestic cup competitions until Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Ross County in the Scottish League Cup. The defeat sparked protests outside Parkhead as fans gathered to protest what has been a disappointing season for the nine times in a row Scottish Champions.

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