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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Day One

This year
Harrington and Clarke slip off the early pace at Senior Open Championship
Miguel Angel Jimenez leads after the first day’s play at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales.
Stuart Broad reaches 600 Test wickets as England bowlers make day one progress
Australia reached stumps 299 for eight after being inserted to bat at Old Trafford.
Johnny Ward: Emotional win for de Bromhead family the standout Cheltenham tale
Honeysuckle delivered a fairytale success in the Mares’ Hurdle.
Last year
3 tips to get you up and running on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival
Johnny Ward brings you his tips for Tuesday, including a shot in the Champion Hurdle.
All time
Johnny Ward: Festive crowds sorely missed at muted Leopardstown
Ferny Hollow pipped market rival Rivier D’etel in the spectacle that marked the first day.
Mullins hails ‘awesome’ Leopardstown effort from Ferny Hollow
Sir Gerhard makes perfect start to hurdling career and Fil Dor shone on Day One of the Christmas Festival.
Patrick Reed holes stunning eagle as Seamus Power enjoys bright start at Bermuda Championship
Brandon Hagy and Chad Ramey share the clubhouse lead, with Power just two shots off.
McIlroy battles to stay in contention, Lowry off the pace as Oosthuizen and Spieth make early running at the Open
Oosthuizen holds the first-round lead on six-under par at Royal St George’s.
Harrington makes strong start at Scottish Open, but McIlroy left with work to do
McIlroy carded four bogies in his round of 70 at the Renaissance Club.
Andy Murray wins first Wimbledon singles match since 2017
Elsewhere today at SW19, Novak Djokovic made a winning start and Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out.
Conners stars at Kiawah Island, first-round misery for McIlroy and Harrington four off lead
Brooks Koepka is in a tie for second with Keegan Bradley, Viktor Hovland and Aaron Wise.
‘Special day’ for Crowley with Battaash highlight of Royal Ascot treble
King’s Stand victory was ‘unfinished business’ as Battaash triumphed.
No return to rush-hour as Dublin's streets remain quiet on the first morning of Phase Two
Buses and train stations remained largely quiet this morning.
Graeme McDowell takes share of lead at Saudi International
He shares top spot with Gavin Green after day one in King Abdullah Economic City.
Sky News' Kay Burley goes viral after 'empty chairing' Tory MP who denies he agreed to go on
James Cleverly claims that he was not booked to appear on the show.
Ireland lead England by 122 runs after bowling hosts out for 85 in historic Lord's Test
Ireland’s Tim Murtagh ran riot in London, sealing a place on the Lord’s honours board with a five-for.
Donn McClean: Lots of Irish chances still to come as Royal Ascot starts at full speed
You don’t ease your way in at Royal Ascot, writes Donn McClean. You don’t have the chance.
Circus Maximus and Aidan O'Brien celebrate record win at Royal Ascot
Ryan Moore guided the the 10-1 shot to a battling victory over Too Darn Hot and King Of Comedy.
Aidan O'Brien brings powerful team of 11 to Royal Ascot's opening day
O’Brien is the favourite to retain the top trainer crown.
3 tips to get your Cheltenham week off to a great start
In the first instalment of Heed Your Hunch, Thom Malone lays out his picks for Day One of this year’s festival.
'It's now my team': Drew Harris sworn in as garda commissioner
They’re not looking for much – just better uniforms, body cameras tasers and occupational supports.
Good day for Team Ireland in Glasgow as O'Donovans power into European semis
There was success for Gary and Paul, while Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll also qualified for semi-finals.
Danish inventor who denies murdering journalist aboard his submarine says she died of toxic fumes
The first day of the trial took place today in Denmark.
It's on: Ministers begin to declare allegiances as Fine Gael campaign starts
A new leader will be in place by the June bank holiday weekend.
The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Punchestown
And hopefully find you a winner.
Want a better relationship with your phone? Let us help
Welcome to day one, week one of our Live A Better Life series on having a better relationship with your phone.
The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Cheltenham
And hopefully pick you a winner.
McIlroy left frustrated by US Open greens as Stenson and DJ set early pace
The world number one is seven shots off the clubhouse leaders.
The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up
“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”
Spieth in sensational form, McIlroy leading the early Irish challenge at the Masters
The 21-year-old heads up at the leaderboard at Augusta.
Ruby and Mullins dominate Cheltenham opening day as Faugheen wins Champion Hurdle
But Annie Power’s fall was one of the biggest stories of the day.
"It was very nearly the perfect murder," jury is told in Graham Dwyer case
The judge had warned jury members that they could not be ‘squeamish’ — but not even that had prepared the courtroom yesterday.
Open thread: How are you coping with the first day back to work?
Just a couple more hours and you’re home free…
Court of Appeal sits for the first time, but they already have a 'ready-made backlog'
The President of the Court said it is their goal to keep up to date with current appeals as far as reasonably possible.
'It’s not going to be easy but we’ll give it our best shot' - McCarthy looks ahead to Georgia clash
The Everton star believes Ireland can’t afford to underestimate their opponents on Sunday.
17 of the best pics as the Giro d'Italia comes to Ireland
Some of the most memorable images from today’s events in Belfast.
Solid start for McIlroy as double bogey keeps Scott off top spot at The Masters
We’ve got news of Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke’s opening day with Bill Haas set to take the overnight lead.
The Winner's Enclosure: Jezki cruises as Champagne bubbles burst by Warhorse
Tragedy clouded the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
5 talking points from the first day of the Premier League season
David Moyes’ first league game as United manager, Seamus Coleman’s performance and more topics discussed.
Savita inquest: Husband insists requests for termination were made
Doctor to deny she made reference to Ireland being a Catholic country as a reason for refusing a termination.