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# Strong start

# Strong start
Galway stride clear in second half for an opening-day win away to Wexford
Henry Shefflin’s side reeled off 10 unanswered points in the second half to win a league fixture that doubled as the Walsh Cup final.
Last month
January 2023
# Strong start
Cork put five goals past Kerry in McGrath Cup opener
Colm O’Callaghan scored 2-4 from midfield as the Rebels proved too strong for the All-Champions at Páirc Uí Rinn.
Last year
2022
# Strong start
Jack Crowley: 'It’s special making your debut but you still have to go out and perform'
Jack Crowley says the thought of winning his first cap for Ireland wasn’t on his radar at the start of the season.
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Rory McIlroy enjoys 'US Open rehab' to lead Travelers
McIlroy hit eight birdies in a brilliant bogey-free round to sit one shot clear at the top of the leaderboard.
# Strong start
Tigers win hands Leinster 'half the blueprint' to topple Toulouse
Hooker Dan Sheehan says the province will look to make another fast start against the French side.
All time
# Strong start
Rory McIlroy shares lead after opening round at Hero World Challenge
McIlroy sits top of the leaderboard alongside American Daniel Berger and Mexico’s Abraham Ancer.
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Paralympic Breakfast: Plenty of PBs as Keane and Ní Riain reach finals in the pool
All four Irish athletes competing in this morning’s early events clocked new personal best times.
# Strong start
Lowry hits opening round 69 as play suspended on PGA Tour due to poor weather in Ohio
Collin Morikawa is the leader on six-under.
Cork strike five goals as they win high-scoring hurling league clash against Waterford
Three late goals pushed Cork clear for victory.
# Strong start
Chelsea take two-goal lead over Porto as Mason Mount shines in Seville
Mount and fellow England international Ben Chilwell were on target for the Blues.
# Strong start
Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener
After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance.
# Strong start
Denise O'Sullivan makes debut as Brighton hold star-studded Manchester City
Chelsea, meanwhile, were 9-0 winners over Bristol City.
# ANA Inspiration
Meadow two-under after opening round of Major event in California
Leona Maguire finished one-over and Olivia Mehaffey is five-over.
# Strong start
Hughes fires 60 to take PGA Travelers lead over McIlroy
Four-time major champion McIlroy had six birdies and an eagle against a lone bogey.
# Momentum
Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start
‘We want to keep the pressure on,’ said the Ireland boss after the win over Wales.
# Strong start
France hold off Italy comeback to top Six Nations table
Les Bleus have gone two from two in front of their own fans.
# Strong start
Lowry makes dazzling surge but can't quite catch Ormsby in Hong Kong
The 2019 Open champion shot a final-round 64 but fell short of the Aussie, who had set a blistering pace.
# Strong start
Watch: The two early tries that have Ireland up and running against Russia
Ireland have made a superb start as they chase the all-important bonus point after taking an early 14-0 lead against Russia.
# Strong start
Watch: The two first-half tries that had Ireland ahead at the break
Garry Ringrose and Rob Kearney handed Ireland the initiative against Japan.
# Strong start
50 scores in Tullamore clash as Laois win Joe McDonagh Cup opener against Offaly
A four-point win for Eddie Brennan’s side in tonight’s game.
# Strong start
Callanan hits 2-7 in league success for Tipperary over 14-man Clare in Thurles
Liam Sheedy’s side finished eight-point victors in Semple Stadium.
# Strong start
Leinster light up the RDS and tear Wasps apart in stunning performance
Leo Cullen’s men began their Heineken Champions Cup defence with a brilliant eight-try win.
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Limerick rain down the goals to begin All-Ireland U21 title defence with heavy win against 14-man Clare
Limerick took complete control in the latter stages of this Munster U21 quarter-final against Clare.
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Brace of goals for Quinn and Diamond as St Vincent's dominate Dublin senior opener
A 21-point success for the reigning champions over Skerries Harps.
# Strong start
Ford's reign off to a winning start as Joyce guides Ireland home with classy century
Preparations for the World Cup qualifiers continued in Dubai earlier.
# Raise the Banner
Clare's inside trio shine as they cruise past Waterford in McGrath Cup opener
Midfielder Cathal O’Connor and full-forward Gearóid O’Brien hit the goals.
# futureisgreen
All the tries as Ireland U20s secure place in World Championship final
Nigel Carolan’s men are into a World Championship final.
# Strong start
Andrews and Connolly goals help Dublin to win over Kerry in league opener
The All-Ireland champions enjoyed a six-point victory over the Kingdom in front of 30,000 at Croke Park.
# Round-Up
Queen's University, NUI Galway and IT Carlow progress in Sigerson Cup
The competition got underway today.
# Interview
It started out as a move to the Pro D2 but James Coughlan might be part of rugby's next galacticos
Pau are recruiting heavily ahead of next season and Coughlan is playing as well as ever.
# Strong start
O'Mahony's Munster impress to advance to Limerick World Club 7s quarters
Coached by Colm McMahon, the southern province provided some memorable attacking moments.
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Galway off to impressive league start with 13-point victory over Dublin
Debutant Cathal Mannion caught the eye with his four points at Pearse Stadium.
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Macauley amongst goalscorers as NUI Maynooth win Sigerson Cup opener
NUI Maynooth will now advance to take on Queen’s University or GMIT at the quarter-final stage.
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Cork IT take the honours against Davy Fitz's Limerick IT in Fitzgibbon Cup tie
David Drake struck the only goal of the game for the home side.
# Strong start
Edge of glory: McIlroy straight into the Honda Classic mix
Rory McIlroy opened the Honda Classic with a round of four-under 66, two shots off the lead set by Davis Love III.