Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Grand Slam

All time
Murray to make Grand Slam return after fearing his career was over
The former world number one is working his was back from hip surgery and has been confirmed for the Australian Open.
Unseeded teenager triumphs as tearful Serena Williams retires from Toronto final
Bianca Andreescu won by default after just four games.
Former Ireland captain Molloy announces 'sabbatical' from rugby
The 31-year-old tweeted that she is training for her emergency medicine qualification in Wales.
McIlroy joined by Rahm and Leishmann for opening rounds of US Open
Graeme McDowell, meanwhile, returns to the scene of his 2010 major success when he touches down at Pebble Beach.
Osaka survives second scare as Djokovic and Williams cruise at French Open
The two-time Grand Slam winner fought back from the brink again, this time against the experienced Victoria Azarenka.
'I missed it so much' - Federer ends four-year Paris absence with victory
The 2009 champions will now meet German Oscar Otte for a place in the third round.
'This is the best golf I’ve ever seen Rory play. There’s no doubt he's had the best form of anybody this year'
Paul McGinley says the four-time major winner has the code to crack The Masters puzzle next week in Augusta.
'Those two guys are not the reason we lost' - Schmidt on Sexton and Murray
The Ireland boss only replaced his starting halfbacks in the closing 10 minutes in Cardiff.
Ireland look to blow the roof off Wales' Grand Slam party in Cardiff
A bruising encounter in the rain awaits at Principality Stadium.
Superb Ireland U20 tackles stifle Joseph before French star shows fair play
The 18-year-old France number eight was clearly targeted by Noel McNamara’s charges.
Tomic's father threatens 'liar' Hewitt with legal action
He also denied that he had threatened the Australian Davis Cup captain’s family.
Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump
The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.
'The four guys still have probably the best chance to always win Slams' - veterans eye 2019 prizes
The first Grand Slam event of the year begin on 14 January when the Australian Open commences.
Middleweight title bout confirmed as main event for UFC 234
Robert Whittaker will put his belt on the line at the home of the Australian Open next February.
Jordan Larmour nominated for World Rugby award after outstanding year for club and country
The Ireland international is one of three in the running to win Breakthrough Player of the Year.
Serena says women could not get away with 'even half of what a guy can do'
The fallout continues from the controversial US Open final but WIlliams is trying to move on.
Serena Williams and LeBron James show their support for Nike's controversial Colin Kaepernick ad campaign
“It’s their choice,” she said. “I think that’s one great thing God gave us, is the freedom of choice.”
Federer on fire in US Open third-round win over Kyrgios
The second set was a master class from 20-time Grand Slam winner.
Munster man Ryan gets major opportunity in Ireland's number three shirt
The 29-year-old played a part in the Grand Slam success and now starts against the Wallabies.
'I'm going to get very greedy next year': World Cup and everything in between the target for Sean O'Brien
The back row is having to busy himself with rehab and racing before approaching a comeback in the new season.
How Jacob Stockdale scored seven tries to break the Six Nations record
The 22-year-old talks us through each of his tries during Ireland’s Grand Slam run.
'I don’t think I would have had the career I’ve had so far if it wasn’t for that day'
Rory McIlroy has reflected on his 2011 Masters collapse as he looks forward to this year’s event.
Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland
Simon Raiwalui helped Stade Francais claim their Bouclier in 2015 and is currently working with Biarritz.
Sexton keen on Australia tour and feels Ireland's freshness told in Grand Slam
The Ireland out-half believes the IRFU’s central contracting system is a key strength.
Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose
Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes believes the All Blacks will be looking anxiously over their shoulders.
The Rugby Show: Rating the Irish Grand Slam winners' performances
Let us know what you made of the Irish team’s performance over the course of the five games.
'I used to watch the Five Nations and think these places were on a whole different planet'
Joe Schmidt was in reflective form after he added to his exceptional list of honours.
Johnny Sexton revels in Grand Slam glory after 'weird, horrible' build-up week
The 32-year-old out-half found the pre-match days nerve-wracking.
'I was just hoping to play with Leinster A and maybe get a few caps with the senior team'
20-year-old Grand Slam winner Jordan Larmour has far exceeded his hopes for the season.
Keith Earls' tap tackle was one of the moments of Ireland's Grand Slam match
The Ireland wing recovered brilliantly to take down Elliot Daly early in the second half.
It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.
Aviva Stadium homecoming for Grand Slam winners cancelled due to snowfall
Adverse weather conditions means the free-entry event due to take place at 4.30pm has been cancelled.
It's safe to say that drinks were on Brian O'Driscoll after yesterday's Grand Slam win
He won a handy €500 from a bet he put on for yesterday’s Grand Slam.
Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try
The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.
Irish and Six Nations records look easy as Stockdale continually looks to the next step
The 21-year-old has set a new bar for Irish tries in a single season.
'If they had been a bit more injured, it would've been safer in the changing room!'
Ireland’s players soaked up every moment of their Grand Slam success.
'We wanted to play with a bigger dead-ball area' - England plan backfires
England’s decision to make the in-goal area longer made a difference in the end.
'Johnny just didn't want to do it the same way as ROG': Schmidt hails old heads in clinical win
There was a lot of second half work to do, but Ireland put the winning scores on the board nice and early in Twickenham.
Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday
Tickets are free and can be purchased online.
Ireland make history as Schmidt's men claim glorious Grand Slam in London
Joe Schmidt’s side matched the achievements of 1948 and 2009 in convincing style.