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.
A Sunday that was worth the wait. #themasters
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 10, 2023
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.
Behind the @NewYorkGAA dressing room door on the night history was made. Thanks to the gaa family over there for making us so welcome. A few days that will live long in the memory #gaa #nyc 🇺🇸☘️🏐 pic.twitter.com/sF8CCpPcSK
— Darren Frehill (@Darrenfrehill) April 10, 2023
Well done boys. 🟡🔵🟡💪 pic.twitter.com/4Ytm94H7TN
— Clare Gaa (@GaaClare) April 9, 2023
Watch the Full-Time Highlights of Mayo v Roscommon in the Connacht Senior Football Championship here on #GAANOW pic.twitter.com/fhYah79FKg
— The GAA (@officialgaa) April 9, 2023
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.
✨ What a day for @PTownend winning his first @BoyleSports Irish Grand National on board I AM MAXIMUS 💚💛#BoyleSportsIGN pic.twitter.com/9uQyhVn4lZ
— FairyhouseRacecourse (@Fairyhouse) April 10, 2023
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.
Willie Mullins lands an incredible 113,999-1 eight-timer, which saw him beat his previous best of seven last Christmas 👇https://t.co/FHpWhcKuOy
— Racing Post (@RacingPost) April 10, 2023
Leinster Rugby made light of a six-day Heineken Champions Cup turnaround by posting a big Quarter Final win against English Premiership Champions Leicester
📺 | Watch the best of the action from our Champions Cup quarter-final victory over Leicester at Aviva Stadium. 🙌#LEIvLEI #HeinekenChampionsCup pic.twitter.com/Sz7lkCNFaN
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) April 10, 2023
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.
Bohs win the Brandywell battle 👊#LOI | #DERBOH pic.twitter.com/Xw9C0q2V8B
— League of Ireland (@LeagueofIreland) April 10, 2023
Ireland’s U16 Boys Basketball teamn scored a dramatic win over England to win the Four Nations tournament hosted in Dublin.
Some pics from last night of @BballIrl‘s fantastic overtime win over England to win the boy’s Under 16 Four Nations Tournament in what was a brilliant two days of action at the National Basketball Arena! (📸 @LaszloGeczo) pic.twitter.com/7yiQ4qHlcW
— Inpho Photography (@Inphosports) April 7, 2023
And finally, the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team continued their two-match tour of the United States.
About yesterday 😎#COYGIG pic.twitter.com/bPlj2stdUe
— Ireland Football ⚽️🇮🇪 (@IrelandFootball) April 10, 2023