A weekend that took in a rain-disrupted Masters, a historic Boylesports Irish Grand National, shocks galore in the opening weekend of the GAA All Ireland Football Championship, and a win for Ireland over England in Basketball…


The weather made a mess of scheduling at the Masters over the first three days but when the skies cleared, the final day took place on schedule and Jon Rahm became the first-ever European to win both the Masters and the US Open.


The GAA All-Ireland Football Championship got underway at the weekend with not one, not two but three results that would be considered as major shocks, boding well for the excitement of the season ahead.

JP McManus won his first Irish Grand National as an owner 40 years ago and repeated the trick on Monday with the victory of I Am Maximus delivering a first win in the BoyleSports sponsored race for Champion Jockey Paul Townend.

And that was the icing on the cake for trainer Willie Mullins who made history on Sunday by sending out eight winners at Fairyhouse and Cork, and setting a new high of 213 winners in a season with three weeks still to go.

Leinster Rugby made light of a six-day Heineken Champions Cup turnaround by posting a big Quarter Final win against English Premiership Champions Leicester

Bohemians entered the weekend with a defeat to Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount but bounced back on Monday with a win away to Derry City that leaves them six points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division.

Ireland’s U16 Boys Basketball teamn scored a dramatic win over England to win the Four Nations tournament hosted in Dublin.


And finally, the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team continued their two-match tour of the United States.