Each weekend we take a look back on the sporting highs from across Ireland and around the world through the medium of numbers. This weekend we look at another record crowd for the FAI, a step into history for Honeysuckle, an achievement for the ages in Tipperary Gaelic Games and more…

37,126

Seven days after the largest-ever attendance at a domestic Women’s football club match, we saw a record FAI Cup Final crowd at the Aviva Stadium yesterday to see St Pats beat Bohemians.

13

Honeysuckle’s win at Fairyhouse on Sunday, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, was her 13th in succession, putting her right up with the legends of Irish racing past, and with plenty more to come as well.

17

The number of consecutive weekends of Championship action played by 15 of the 19 players that took to the field for Loughmore-Castleiney in their replay win in the Tipperary Hurling Championship yesterday. An incredible achievement for a group that lost in both County Finals last year but had the guts and the smarts to come back again and win both twelve months later.

24

The number of points that Leinster and Ulster are now tied on at the top of the United Rugby Championship after Ulster bounced back from a first defeat against Connacht, to inflict a first on Leinster on Friday night at a lively RDS.

23

The number of points that John Carroll scored for Ireland in their 97-70 defeat to Austria in the EuroBasket qualifier at the National basketball Arena on Sunday evening.

 

 

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