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

43

Tom Brady, at the age of 43,  led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Superbowl last night with a win over the Green Bay Packers.  They will play the Kansas City Chiefs on February 7th.  It will be the first time that a team whose stadium was selected to host the Championship final will get to play in it.

22

For 22 minutes from the 59th to the 81st minute of their FA Cup tie on Saturday, Manchester City trailed minnows Cheltenham Town.  One of the biggest upsets in the history of the competition was avoided though with three late goals for Pep Guardiola’s side.

6

Keith Higgins became the sixth of Mayo GAA’s veteran players to announce his retirement from the inter-county game since the side lost to Dublin in the All Ireland final before Christmas.  Higgins won four PwC All-Star awards during his career

29

The number of tackles made by Leinster forward James Ryan in the provinces’ Guinness PRO14 win over Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night.

64

Darren Clarke’s final round score in Hawaii as he won back to back Champions Tour titles, aged of Retief Goosen and Fred Couples.

128

The number of runs scored by Ireland cricketer Paul Stirling against Afghanistan. He has now overtaken William Porterfield as Ireland’s leading international run scorer.

 

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