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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Off the Mark

This week
28th May 2023 - 31st May 2023
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Djokovic begins bid for record 23rd Grand Slam with straight sets win at French Open
Djokovic has still not lost in his opening match of a major since the 2006 Australian Open.
Last month
May 2023
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Tommy Fleetwood sets early pace as Rory McIlroy makes solid return
Shane Lowry is also in action at the tournament in North Carolina.
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McIlroy and Power make positive starts at Wells Fargo Championship
Shane Lowry is also in action at the tournament in North Carolina.
This year
2023
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McIlroy has 'one eye on Augusta' after winning WGC Match Play Championship opener
Séamus Power and Shane Lowry both lost their opening matches at Austin Country Club.
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Ireland underage international's delight after breaking Championship goal duck
Everton loanee Tom Cannon helped Preston earn a win at the weekend.
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Second-half surges key as counties earn first league wins to ease relegation fears
Round 3 of the Allianz Football leagues concluded at the weekend.
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Borthwick gets first win as England weather second-half challenge from Italy
The Italians showed their attacking threat at times in Twickenham.
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Holders Meath pick up first league win as Lynch goal helps shake off Donegal
The sides were all square at the break before the Royals went into the ascendancy.
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Maguire finishes in tie for ninth as Henderson clinches LPGA Tour opener
The Cavan woman ended the Tournament of Champions on on six-under overall.
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Seamus Power and Shane Lowry both in top five in Abu Dhabi
The Irish duo have made a bright start at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
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Finnerty's 2-7 helps All-Ireland finalists Galway book semi-final spot with 14-point win
Galway had five of their All-Ireland final team starting this evening.
Last year
2022
# Up and Running
'Emotional' Lewandowski fulfilled childhood dream with first World Cup goal
The Barcelona star sealed Poland’s 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.
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Bilic makes winning start as Watford boss following 4-0 win over Stoke
Bilic is Watford’s ninth manager in three years after he replaced Rob Edwards on Monday.
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€34 million man scores first goal as West Ham send Wolves into relegation zone
Gianluca Scamacca finally opened his account domestically with a fine strike from the edge of the area.
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Brazilian teenager scores on Arsenal debut as Gunners making winning start to Europa League
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s Roma slumped to a surprise defeat.
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Podence strike helps Wolves beat Southampton for first win of season
Bruno Lage’s side climb out of the bottom three.
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David Alaba free-kick gives Real Madrid win to start title defence
Carlo Ancelotti’s side trailed to an early goal by Largie Ramazani away against their newly-promoted opponents, but Lucas Vazquez equalised just after the hour mark.
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Gerrard gets the better of Lampard as Aston Villa hold on for Everton win
Villa were 2-1 winners.
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Haaland scores twice to get Manchester City up and running at West Ham
The €60million summer signing scored what are likely to be the first of many goals for the champions.
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Aaron Ramsey scores on debut to help earn draw in Ligue 1
The former Arsenal and Juventus midfielder joined Nice on a free transfer earlier this month.
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Celtic up and running as Jota magic helps champions to routine opening-day win
Centre-back Stephen Welsh headed in the opener in the third minute and Ange Postecoglou’s side dominated against Aberdeen thereafter.
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Nunez nets four as Liverpool thrash Leipzig in friendly
The Reds brought the striker to Anfield from Benfica last month for a transfer fee which could rise to a club-record €100 million.
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New signings Mane and De Ligt grab debut goals as Bayern Munich hammer Rooney's DC United
The sides met in a friendly where the German side won 6-2.
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England begin Euros campaign with victory in front of nearly 70,000 home fans
Beth Mead’s early goal separated the hosts from Austria.
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Cafferky bags 1-2 as Mayo get underway with 10-point win, Dublin cruise past Cavan
The hosts defeated Tipperary in their Group A opener this afternoon.
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Drogheda come out on top of six-goal thriller for first win of season
Over 2,000 supporters were treated to a cracking game at Head In The Game Park.
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Bradley on the double as Stephen O'Donnell earns first win in charge of Dundalk
The lilywhites were 3-0 winners at home to Finn Harps.
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Duff secures first win as Shelbourne boss with victory at Drogheda
Dan Hawkins and Mark Coyle provided the goals in a 2-0 win at Head in the Game Park.
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Kingston on fire as Cork begin league with impressive nine-point win over Clare
The Rebels enjoyed a strong scoring blitz either side of half-time as they stormed to victory.
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Harrington four off the lead after strong rally in UAE
The Dubliner finished on three-under par 69 to stay in the mix heading into the second round.
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Emma Raducanu shines on Australian Open debut
The 19-year-old claimed a 6-0 2-6 6-1 victory over fellow US Open champion Sloane Stephens.
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Murray wins five-set thriller as he returns to Australian Open for first time in three years
The three-time Grand Slam winner defeated 21st seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.
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Adam Idah scores first Premier League goal in Norwich's massive win over Everton
The 20-year-old Corkman impressed as the Canaries ended a six-game losing run, and Everton fans turned on Rafael Benitez.
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Iheanacho hits winner against Salah's Egypt as Nigeria move past troubled AFCON build-up
Guinea-Bissau couldn’t capitalise on Egypt’s defeat despite their best efforts against Sudan.
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'I'm really pleased with him' - Ireland U21 striker praised after bagging first Rotherham goal
JJ Kayode came off the bench to score in last night’s EFL Trophy win over Crewe Alexandra, while Kieran Sadlier was also on target for the Millers.
All time
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'It was just a sense of relief. I feel like a whole weight has been lifted off my shoulders'
Olamide Shodipo scored his first goal for Sheffield Wednesday during their 2-2 draw against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
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'Ugly win,' but huge result on the road sparks Ireland's World Cup dream
Katie McCabe: ‘It’s obviously the standards we’ve set now, and we’ve got belief that we can carry forward. We have to build off this.’
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James Maddison feels he has ‘swagger’ back after admitting loss of confidence
Meanwhile, Leicester have submitted a planning application for the expansion of the King Power Stadium.
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Maguire and Meadow enjoy bright starts in New Jersey
The duo are in action at the Shoprite LPGA Classic this weekend.
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Gordon Elliott lands first winner since returning from suspension
Fancy Foundations was the winner in the Templehouse Lake Chase in Sligo.