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 the GAA getting back to centre stage, the conclusion of the regular season in the NFL, the enduring magic of the FA Cup a new scoring record in golf and more

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The number of points scored by Naas in the second half of their AIB Leinster Football Championship defeat to Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday. There was only a point in it at half time but the Crokes defence and the tired legs of Naas meant that a good close game turned into a good blow out in front of the RTÉ cameras.

1084

The number of Touchdowns scored during the regular season of the NFL. Every one of them was shown live on the NFL Red Zone, a programme that brings coverage from every game on Sunday nights live as it happens and is one of the wonders of sports media. Presenter Scott Hansen can now go and lie down until his return to screen in September.

34

The number of shots under par that Cameron Smith went in winning the Tournament of Champions on the US PGA Tour in Hawaii, setting a low scoring record.

4

The number of teenagers that started Liverpool’s FA Cup third round tie against Shrewsbury. One of them was Conor Bradley from Tyrone, who made his Northern Ireland debut at the age of 18 last October.

2-19

The winning score by Galway in Henry Shefflin’s first outing as manager, beating his former Kilkenny teammate Michael Fennelly who was in charge of Offally by six points.

778

The number of days between Raharney of Westmeath losing the last AIB Camogie All Ireland Club Junior Championship final to be played, on November 24th 2019, and this weekend’s revenge win over Clanmaurice in the delayed 2020 Final. It could be as little as 28 days before they potentially meet again in the 2021 competition.

 

 

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Just like alcohol and dangerous driving, there can be arguments made against gambling on the basis of the harm it does to some but that should be part of a rational debate, where clubs are entitled to make their own call. Stronger regulation in terms of advertising and sponsorship is coming down the tracks though it is a smart industry that has already been building up alternative ways of promotion such as the move by Live Score to secure Champions League streaming rights here last year. It is worthy of substantial debate over the coming months.

 

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