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.
It had been 29 years since Meath last won a Minor Football All Ireland title before they beat Tyrone at the weekend. Their Ladies Footballers will play in a first-ever Senior Final against the Five-in-a-row chasing Dublin next Sunday afternoon.
The same four teams of Cork Galway, Tipperary and Kilkenny have contested the Senior All Ireland Camogie Championship semi-finals for the last four years. The Final pairing of Cork and Galway did not feature in any of them though with the sides last meeting on the Croke Park stage in 2015.
The number of points scored in the Ladies Football Senior Grade relegation battle between Tipperary and Tyrone. It may have been away from the higher profile games of the weekend but a scoreline of 7-10 to 3-16 in Tipperary’s favour was impressive.
Bohemians have won back to back games against Shamrock Rovers after adding victory in the Extra.ie FAI Cup to the SSE Airtricity League win in June. The rivalry is the most intense in the domestic game and probably the most finely balanced. The sides have only drawn once in the last 18 times they have met, with Bohs winning nine times and Rovers eight going back to the 2016 season. In the three years before that they drew six of nine meetings.
The number of playoff holes that it took to separate Bryson de Chambeau and eventual winner Patrick Cantlay at the BMW Championship in Maryland into the early hours of this morning. DeChambeau held a one-stroke lead on the 18th tee and had putts to win on each of the 18th and the first four playoff holes but failed to convert, leaving the door open for Cantlay to seal the $1.7 million first prize.
The number of laps that were completed, eventually, at the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa. Heavy rain had made the track dangerous to drive on and with two crashes in qualifying and on the way to the grid the FIA called the race off. They did complete two laps with no overtaking behind a safety car though which means that they can declare the race as valid and have assigned half points to drivers and teams based on the starting grid positions.
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