Each weekend we take a look back on the sporting highs from across Ireland and around the world through the medium of numbers. The Olympics is dominating the sporting world and is well covered on Sport for Business but for this regular feature we are looking to shine a light elsewhere, and there is plenty.

61

Leona Maguire posted a final round of 61, tieing the lowest ever round in a Women’s Golf Major at the Evian Classic on Sunday. It moved her up to sixth place in the event and is the best possible form to take to Tokyo where she will compete next in the Olympic Games.

22

4-22 to 1-09 was the score in the Munster Senior Football Championship final with Kerry coming out as emphatic winners. Billed as a revenge mission for last year’s upset in the final play of the game, Kerry did that in style recording their biggest ever winning margin, 22 points, over their provincial rivals. Such is Kerry’s form that they have displaced the seven in a row hunting Dublin as favourites for the All Ireland title with Paddy Power.

22

The number of points that the British and Irish Lions scored in Saturday’s First Test win over South Africa, 19 of them coming in a resurgent second-half performance.

27-485

Galway exited the All Ireland Hurling Championship on Saturday but talisman Joe Canning will take comfort in time from having established new all-time points scoring record in the Championship. Saturday’s nine points moved him two ahead of Henry Shefflin in the history books, in this his 14th Championship season.

96

It was six minutes into injury time at Head in the Game Park before derry City pulled level with Drogheda United in the FAI Cup on Saturday. That was after they had previously missed a penalty and seen two Drogheda Players and the Head Coach sent off. The nine men held on through extra time but then derry finally won 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out.

10

The Irish Women’s Senior Basketball Team went down 69-59 in the Final of the FIBA Small Nations tournament in Cyprus on Sunday. It was an exciting run to get to the final but in the final reckoning Luxembourg proved just too strong, holding on to win by ten after leading by 12 in the opening quarter.

 

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