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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# in the hunt

This year
# in the hunt
Shane Lowry shows grit to keeps Honda Classic hopes alive
Offaly native is six shots off the lead, while Pádraig Harrington is further back after four birdies and a pair of bogeys.
# in the hunt
Harrington leads Irish challenge after first round of Ras Al Khaimah Championship
Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune two shots clear of field having birdied first six holes.
Last year
# in the hunt
Séamus Power four back, Leona Maguire just about in touch with runaway leader
The Irish duo are both reasonably well positioned heading into the weekend.
# in the hunt
Leona Maguire 3 shots off lead at Galgorm Castle
The Cavan golfer is on eight-under-par heading into the weekend.
# in the hunt
Two-time winner Gary Anderson through to World Darts Championship semi-finals
Anderson beat Luke Humphries 5-2.
All time
# in the hunt
‘Elation and relief’ – captain Griffin thrilled Ireland’s World Cup plans are back on track
Ireland play Scotland in decisive game next weekend in bid to finalise qualification.
# in the hunt
Race for Liam: The 4 teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
Waterford, Limerick, Cork and Kilkenny are still in the hunt for the big prize.
# in the hunt
McIlroy and Lowry chase Schauffele on stacked Olympic leaderboard
Irish duo set their sights on medals after excellent third rounds.
# second round
McIlroy and Lowry recover to stand at five-under after Irish Open second round
Australian Lucas Herbert is the leader on -13 at Mount Juliet.
# in the hunt
Messi nets a double at Valencia to rescue Barcelona's title hopes
The Argentine missed a penalty but scored twice, with Antoine Griezmann also on target.
# in the hunt
'If we win this weekend, 100% it’s possible': O'Halloran intent on chasing down Munster
The fullback knows Connacht must whittle Munster’s lead by at least four points tomorrow.
# in the hunt
Ronaldo on target as Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win in Serie A
A 3-0 victory for the champions tonight over Spezia.
# in the hunt
Dusting off an old putter pays dividends for Lowry on opening day at Wentowrth
The Offaly man is just one shot off the pace after carding a 67 today at the BMW PGA Championship.
# in the hunt
McIlroy stays in touch with leaders to revive challenge at US Open
The Northern Irishman carded a 68 on day three at Winged Foot.
# in the hunt
Woods just two off the lead heading into final round in Bahamas
The US Open champion Gary Woodland surged to the top of the leaderboard after posting a birdie-birdie finish.
# in the hunt
Late bogeys leave McIlroy with a share of fifth in Switzerland
The Northern Irishman started the day 10 under par and was unable to sustain the form he struck yesterday.
# in the hunt
‘The best I've felt about my game in a while’ - McIlroy on a roll at Pebble Beach
After bouncing back from a double-bogey seven at the 14th with two birdies on Friday, Rory McIlroy admitted his game is in good shape.
# on the hunt
'Incredibly hungry' Kilcoyne intent on creating good memories in Murrayfield
The Munster man has had to wait and work before his latest taste of Six Nations rugby.
# in the hunt
Djokovic survives scare to advance to Australian Open quarter-finals
The Serb triumphed in an exhausting match against Daniil Medvedev.
# in the hunt
McIlroy three behind Woodland as he chases early season PGA Tour win in Hawaii
Gary Woodland is the leader entering the final round with McIlroy in second place.
# major gains
Sweet 64 leaves Lowry just three back in PGA Championship
The Offaly man maintained his form despite the weather delays in St Louis.
# in the hunt
Theresa May acts quickly to appoint new foreign secretary to replace Boris Johnson
Jeremy Hunt will leave the health brief to be Johnson’s successor.
# in the hunt
Fulham hit late winner against Sunderland to boost promotion hopes
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the decisive goal to seal a 2-1 win for Fulham.
# in the hunt
Tiger on prowl at PGA National while Rory McIlroy makes the cut
Luke List and Jamie Lovemark lead the way.
# big day ahead
Ireland's Seamus Power tied for third as final round in Mississippi calls
The Waterford native is still in contention at the Sanderson Farm Championships.
# in the hunt
Padraig Harrington joint-second at Scottish Open
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy continued to struggle on day one at Dundonald Links on Thursday.
# in the hunt
Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive
The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.
# in the hunt
Martial Law at Old Trafford as United put pressure on their top-four rivals
United move to within a point of the Champions League places after 2-0 win against Watford.
# Flying the flag
McDowell and Lowry just three shots adrift at the World Cup of Golf
The Irish pair lie in a tie for seventh after the opening round.
# in the hunt
Arsenal in for €20m Spanish striker and today's transfer gossip
The Gunners may also have a move for Phil Jones blocked by Jose Mourinho.
# Heartbreak
Bitter disappointment for Ireland as Katie Taylor crashes out of Rio Olympics
The London gold medallist lost on split decision to Finland’s Mira Potkonen.
# tour de force
Aussie claims thrilling stage victory as Martin stays on heels of Froome
The Irishman remains just 19 seconds behind the yellow jersey holder.
# in the hunt
Harrington and G-Mac just a shot back after opening round of Scottish Open
Shane Lowry is a little further back.
# in the hunt
Ronaldo on the double as Real Madrid keep the heat on Barcelona
Zinedine Zidane’s men moved above Atletico Madrid with 3-2 win over Valencia to remain just one point behind the reigning champions.
# in the hunt
If Jason Day catches Jordan Spieth later today, he may have this superb putt to thank for it
The world number one is three shots off the lead going into the final round.
# in the hunt
'It's almost as if we have nothing to lose' - Kompany
The Manchester City skipper is happy to be doing the chasing in the title race.
# in the hunt
Spurs close in on top spot after late comeback against Swansea
Tottenham came from behind in the final 20 minutes at White Hart Lane and are now just two points off Premier League leaders Leicester.
# in the hunt
Dennehy sprung from the bench to grab match-winner for Rebels
The Cork City winger struck early in the second half to get the better of Galway United at Turner’s Cross.
# in the hunt
Missed putt on 18 leaves Tiger Woods 2 shots back of Wyndham leader
However, it was the first time this season that Woods has managed to string three sub-70 rounds together.
# in the hunt
The Irish team most likely to win a Six Nations title have named their XV to face 35/1 underdogs
The Ireland women’s team are in a great position entering the final weekend.