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

55

Not that we’d like to add to the pressure on the Irish Rugby team but it is 55 years since the last time that England failed to beat each of Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the Six or the Five Nations tournament. That year defeats to Wales and Scotland were followed up by a draw with Ireland. The two sides meet at the Aviva Stadium on 20th March.

1,500

The number of fans allowed into the Roger Dean Stadium in Florida at the weekend as the Washington nations played their first game in pre-season training for the Major League Baseball season

2.25

The average number of goals per game in the English Championship is the second-lowest in history and the lowest since the scoring rate of 2.24 goals per game was recorded in 1975.

6

The Dublin Ladies Football team provided six of the players on the TG4/AIG Team of the Year announced on Saturday night. Cork had four, Armagh three, Galway and Tipperary one apiece. Armagh’s Aimee Macking scored a unique hat trick with her place on the team, being named the Players Player of the year and winning the popular vote for Goal of the Year.

20

We’ll keep rolling with this until it comes to an end. Man City’s win over West Ham in the English Premier League on Saturday sets another new record 20th consecutive win across all competitions.

 

Sport for Business Partners