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# the-open - Today’s News

RFU to bring down tackle height from shoulder level to armpit up to U18s
# New Rule
From The42
# New Rule

RFU to bring down tackle height from shoulder level to armpit up to U18s

11 minutes ago 120 Views 0 Comments

The new rule means all players who are permitted to tackle in full contact age grade rugby will do so at the same height.

Irish prop joins Newcastle from Connacht
# Switch
From The42
# Switch

Irish prop joins Newcastle from Connacht

11 minutes ago 408 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland U20 international Conor Kenny is on the move.

Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide
# Cork
# Cork

Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide

37 minutes ago 5,078 Views 0 Comments

One of the crew of the RNLI craft swam to shore to check on the boys and it was decided to winch them from the scene.

Poots says Sinn Féin risks rioting and 'street politics' if it refuses to nominate Stormont minister
# DUP
# DUP

Poots says Sinn Féin risks rioting and 'street politics' if it refuses to nominate Stormont minister

Updated 52 minutes ago 13,848 Views 25 Comments

Sinn Féin said legislation around the Irish language is needed before it will commit to continuing the institutions.

Poll: Should it be an offence to refuse to give gardaí a password?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be an offence to refuse to give gardaí a password?

53 minutes ago 10,991 Views 12 Comments

A new power would allow gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys for electronic devices.

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments

1 hour ago 686 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary woman has become a starter for Adam Griggs’ 15s team.

'I’m definitely in a better position going into this tour' - Henshaw
# Lion
From The42
# Lion

'I’m definitely in a better position going into this tour' - Henshaw

1 hour ago 2,759 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster centre is backing team-mate Andrew Porter to bounce back from his Lions disappointment.

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'
# Setback
# Setback

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'

1 hour ago 12,151 Views 33 Comments

UK PM Boris Johnson will make the announcement at 6pm this evening.

Cyclist in critical condition following Dublin hit and run
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cyclist in critical condition following Dublin hit and run

2 hours ago 17,121 Views 6 Comments

The crash, involving a cyclist and a car, happened at 9pm in the Sheriff Street Upper area of Dublin.

# the-open - Friday 20 July, 2018

Rollercoaster Open round is no fun ride for Tiger
# Eldrick
From The42
# Eldrick

Rollercoaster Open round is no fun ride for Tiger

Jul 20th 2018, 4:40 PM 3,941 Views 0 Comments

Kevin Kisner is motoring nicely meanwhile.

# the-open - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Kisner leads scorched Open Championship after day of mixed fortunes for Irish contingent
# Carnoustie
From The42
# Carnoustie

Kisner leads scorched Open Championship after day of mixed fortunes for Irish contingent

Jul 19th 2018, 8:44 PM 16,377 Views 13 Comments

With Dustin Johnson falling way down the field, Brooks Koepka was the real hero of the day.

McIlroy two-under and in contention at The Open despite persistent putting problem
# Up And Down
From The42
# Up And Down

McIlroy two-under and in contention at The Open despite persistent putting problem

Updated Jul 19th 2018, 7:40 PM 6,568 Views 8 Comments

Padraig Harrington endured a tough back nine to finish with 76.

Steady start for Dunne in first round of The Open, Lowry +3 and 2011 champion Clarke struggles
# Opening Day
From The42
# Opening Day

Steady start for Dunne in first round of The Open, Lowry +3 and 2011 champion Clarke struggles

Updated Jul 19th 2018, 3:19 PM 6,882 Views 5 Comments

The action is underway at Carnoustie.

# the-open - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 Open Championship this weekend?
# Crystal Ball Gazing
From The42
# Crystal Ball Gazing

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 Open Championship this weekend?

Jul 18th 2018, 7:31 PM 7,723 Views 18 Comments

The first round tees off at Carnoustie tomorrow.

Conquer our annual Open Championship tipping contest and win a The42 goody bag
# The Open
From The42
# The Open

Conquer our annual Open Championship tipping contest and win a The42 goody bag

Jul 18th 2018, 11:51 AM 5,031 Views 347 Comments

On the tee from Ireland… The42 comment section!

# the-open - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Woods: The Open is my best chance to win another Major
# Links Golf
From The42
# Links Golf

Woods: The Open is my best chance to win another Major

Jul 17th 2018, 1:34 PM 3,333 Views 3 Comments

The 42-year-old makes his first appearance at the tournament in three years this week.

# the-open - Friday 21 July, 2017

Spieth copes best in grim conditions to lead British Open
# Day Two
From The42
# Day Two

Spieth copes best in grim conditions to lead British Open

Jul 21st 2017, 10:08 PM 7,927 Views 9 Comments

Matt Kuchar looks to be the biggest threat to the American at Royal Birkdale.

'This was definitely the round that got me back into the Championship'
# Fightback
From The42
# Fightback

'This was definitely the round that got me back into the Championship'

Jul 21st 2017, 7:36 PM 7,357 Views 13 Comments

Rory McIlroy happy with how his Open bid is progressing.

Overnight leader Kuchar in strong position as McIlroy marches into contention
# The Open
From The42
# The Open

Overnight leader Kuchar in strong position as McIlroy marches into contention

Jul 21st 2017, 11:37 AM 32,961 Views 44 Comments

Spieth and Koepka are among the afternoon starters at Royal Birkdale.

# the-open - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Cardigans, ties and hi-tops: Thomas and Day have got people talking at the Open
# Fashion Forward
From The42
# Fashion Forward

Cardigans, ties and hi-tops: Thomas and Day have got people talking at the Open

Jul 20th 2017, 5:22 PM 7,054 Views 6 Comments

Dress to impress.

# the-open - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Conquer our annual Open Championship tipping contest and win The42 swag
# Lucky Dip
From The42
# Lucky Dip

Conquer our annual Open Championship tipping contest and win The42 swag

Jul 19th 2017, 1:31 PM 3,852 Views 248 Comments

Do you have what it takes?

# the-open - Monday 17 July, 2017

Out-of-form McIlroy paired with world number one Johnson for the Open Championship
# Tee Times
From The42
# Tee Times

Out-of-form McIlroy paired with world number one Johnson for the Open Championship

Jul 17th 2017, 2:29 PM 3,995 Views 6 Comments

The pairings and tee-times were released today.

# the-open - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'Broken record' McIlroy confident of finding form ahead of the Open
# Working Hard
From The42
# Working Hard

'Broken record' McIlroy confident of finding form ahead of the Open

Jul 12th 2017, 4:46 PM 4,678 Views 5 Comments

McIlroy goes in search of that elusive spark at this week’s Scottish Open.

# the-open - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Open champ Stenson dedicates victory to friend who lost battle with cancer last week
# Claret Jug
From The42
# Claret Jug

Open champ Stenson dedicates victory to friend who lost battle with cancer last week

Jul 17th 2016, 9:58 PM 30,165 Views 16 Comments

“He was one of the real good guys back in Dubai.”

Henrik Stenson wins duel with Mickelson on enthralling final day of The Open
# The Ice Man Cometh
From The42
# The Ice Man Cometh

Henrik Stenson wins duel with Mickelson on enthralling final day of The Open

Jul 17th 2016, 6:32 PM 22,127 Views 19 Comments

The Swede claimed his first major in a tense final round battle.

Final round 67 for McIlroy not enough to touch front-runners at The Open
# Sunday Service
From The42
# Sunday Service

Final round 67 for McIlroy not enough to touch front-runners at The Open

Jul 17th 2016, 4:40 PM 14,012 Views 10 Comments

Phil Mickelson is hot on the heels on Henrik Stenson.

# the-open - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Shoot-out Sunday! Stenson takes one shot lead over Mickelson into final round of Open
# Troon Thriller
From The42
# Troon Thriller

Shoot-out Sunday! Stenson takes one shot lead over Mickelson into final round of Open

Jul 16th 2016, 7:51 PM 6,393 Views 5 Comments

A thrilling final round at Royal Troon is in store.

Rory McIlroy smashes 3-wood to pieces at tail end of frustrating round
# Mad Mc
From The42
# Mad Mc

Rory McIlroy smashes 3-wood to pieces at tail end of frustrating round

Jul 16th 2016, 5:28 PM 16,602 Views 49 Comments

Cheer up, Rory. There’s always the Olymp… oh.

# the-open - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Agonising! Phil Mickelson came so close to first-ever 62 in 157 years of Major history
# Magic From Lefty
From The42
# Magic From Lefty

Agonising! Phil Mickelson came so close to first-ever 62 in 157 years of Major history

Jul 14th 2016, 9:40 PM 12,650 Views 5 Comments

We have a clear leader after the first round of The Open.

# the-open - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Paul Dunne hoping the magic of the Open can bring the best out of him again
# Been There Dunne That
From The42
# Been There Dunne That

Paul Dunne hoping the magic of the Open can bring the best out of him again

Jul 13th 2016, 2:42 PM 2,234 Views 0 Comments

The Wicklow golfer is preparing for his third Open and first as a professional.

Caddie in hospital after being hit on head by Vijay Singh's tee-shot at the Open
# FOOOOOORRREEEE
From The42
# FOOOOOORRREEEE

Caddie in hospital after being hit on head by Vijay Singh's tee-shot at the Open

Jul 13th 2016, 8:20 AM 9,603 Views 5 Comments

William Ciplinski is in a stable condition in hospital.

# the-open - Monday 11 July, 2016

Lowry to tee off with Spieth and Rose in opening round of The Open
# Tee Times
From The42
# Tee Times

Lowry to tee off with Spieth and Rose in opening round of The Open

Jul 11th 2016, 8:15 PM 4,899 Views 4 Comments

Rory McIlroy has been drawn with Danny Willett and Rickie Fowler, while Padraig Harrington is alongside Jamie Donaldson and Louis Oosthuizen.

# the-open - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'This one's for you, Dad' - Monty ready for Open swansong on the course where it all began
# The Open
From The42
# The Open

'This one's for you, Dad' - Monty ready for Open swansong on the course where it all began

Jul 10th 2016, 1:22 PM 5,146 Views 4 Comments

The veteran golfer is hoping for one last hurrah at Royal Troon.

# the-open - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Tiger Woods withdraws from Open
# Eldrick
From The42
# Eldrick

Tiger Woods withdraws from Open

Jul 2nd 2016, 12:16 AM 6,431 Views 7 Comments

“It’s not fun. It’s a tough road. I know I’m getting better. I’m progressing, but still I’m just not quite ready to be out here.”

# the-open - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

He's Dunne It Again! Ireland's 2015 bolter clinches place at this year's Open
# Open Season
From The42
# Open Season

He's Dunne It Again! Ireland's 2015 bolter clinches place at this year's Open

Jun 28th 2016, 9:24 PM 9,835 Views 12 Comments

Paul Dunne is off to Troon after winning the Woburn qualifier for the third year in a row.

# the-open - Friday 20 May, 2016

McIlroy blasts 'stuffy' Muirfield's men-only vote
# Wrong Decision
From The42
# Wrong Decision

McIlroy blasts 'stuffy' Muirfield's men-only vote

May 20th 2016, 9:06 AM 6,649 Views 6 Comments

The former world number one says the R&A were right to strip the venue of their Open status.

# the-open - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Muirfield still won't let women in so loses right to host The Open
# Boys Only
From The42
# Boys Only

Muirfield still won't let women in so loses right to host The Open

May 19th 2016, 12:47 PM 24,040 Views 70 Comments

R&A remove Scottish course from rotation following controversial vote.

# the-open - Monday 26 October, 2015

'We're proud to be representing the island of Ireland by hosting the British Open'
# Open Season
From The42
# Open Season

'We're proud to be representing the island of Ireland by hosting the British Open'

Oct 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,749 Views 32 Comments

After coming through tougher times, Royal Portrush is primed to front a new era for Irish golf. The42 meets the man at the centre of the club’s successful bid to stage the game’s most illustrious tournament.

# the-open - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The Open will be played in Northern Ireland in 2019
# Major Moment
From The42
# Major Moment

The Open will be played in Northern Ireland in 2019

Oct 20th 2015, 10:39 AM 9,300 Views 13 Comments

Royal Portrush has been named as host for the 148th Open Championship.

# the-open - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

It's another big week for Paul Dunne at St Andrews as he makes his professional debut
# Pro Debut
From The42
# Pro Debut

It's another big week for Paul Dunne at St Andrews as he makes his professional debut

Sep 30th 2015, 1:15 PM 4,039 Views 1 Comment

There are 11 Irishmen in the field at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships this week.

BBC drop a bombshell by giving up its Open coverage to Sky Sports a year early
# TV Wars
From The42
# TV Wars

BBC drop a bombshell by giving up its Open coverage to Sky Sports a year early

Sep 30th 2015, 9:34 AM 8,639 Views 14 Comments

The broadcaster is looking to save money.

# the-open - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Paul Dunne's brush with Open glory earns him place at prestigious event in America
# Amateur Hour
From The42
# Amateur Hour

Paul Dunne's brush with Open glory earns him place at prestigious event in America

Aug 4th 2015, 7:00 AM 7,598 Views 1 Comment

The Greystones golfer is heading to the US Amateur Championships.

# the-open - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Paul Dunne installed as one of the early contenders for BBC SPOTY award
# Long Shot
From The42
# Long Shot

Paul Dunne installed as one of the early contenders for BBC SPOTY award

Jul 30th 2015, 3:44 PM 6,412 Views 9 Comments

If you believe everything the bookies say that is.

# the-open - Thursday 23 July, 2015

'The face of the wedge was shaking and I remember thinking I was going to miss the ball'
# Nerves Of Steel
From The42
# Nerves Of Steel

'The face of the wedge was shaking and I remember thinking I was going to miss the ball'

Jul 23rd 2015, 10:22 PM 11,213 Views 1 Comment

Paul Dunne looks back on a memorable week at St Andrews.

# the-open - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Paul Dunne surges up the world rankings but he's remaining amateur for the time being
# On The Up
From The42
# On The Up

Paul Dunne surges up the world rankings but he's remaining amateur for the time being

Jul 21st 2015, 4:03 PM 10,756 Views 3 Comments

Jordan Spieth also had some lovely words for the young amateur.

# the-open - Monday 20 July, 2015

13 of our favourite images from this year's Open at St. Andrews
# The Gallery
From The42
# The Gallery

13 of our favourite images from this year's Open at St. Andrews

Jul 20th 2015, 9:04 PM 8,343 Views 3 Comments

It was a fantastic five days of golf.

We’ll Leave it There So: Open drama, money showers and all today’s sport
# Monday
From The42
# Monday

We’ll Leave it There So: Open drama, money showers and all today’s sport

Jul 20th 2015, 8:05 PM 12,171 Views 0 Comments

Here’s everything you might have missed in the sporting world.

Zach Johnson wins The Open after dramatic playoff
# Winner Alright
From The42
# Winner Alright

Zach Johnson wins The Open after dramatic playoff

Jul 20th 2015, 7:58 PM 27,303 Views 22 Comments

The American got the better of Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman this evening.