Monday, 15 April 2013

Monday morning headlines


Nine months after blowing a four-shot lead in the Open, Adam Scott last night gained sweet redemption with a dramatic Masters triumph at a rain-soaked Augusta.

Scott became the first Australian man to wear the famous green jacket when he defeated Angel Cabrera on the second playoff hole.

Australian Jason Day had led by two with three to play but bogeyed the 16th and 17th to finish seven under, with Tiger Woods, penalised two shots for an incorrect drop in Friday's second round, two further back after a closing 70 alongside another Australian, Marc Leishman.

Scott's win means all four majors have now been won by players using anchored putters, which the game's governing bodies propose to ban from 2016.


Laois have bounced straight back to Division One B of the National Hurling League

John Brophy's brace of first half goals and Tommy Fitzgerald's goal in the second half helped the O'Moores to a 3-14 to 1-9 win over Westmeath at O'Connor Park

Brendan Murtagh scored the Lake County's goal as they lost their second successive Division Two A Hurling Final

Laois and Offaly will be joined in Division One B next year by Cork, who lost to Clare in the 1A relegation game

Antrim retained their 1B status at the expense of Carlow

Dublin will play Tyrone in the Allianz Football League Division One Final on April 28th.

The Dubs beat All-Ireland finalists Mayo 2-16 to 16 points at Croke Park.

Tyrone got the better of Kildare by 2-15 to 2-11 in the curtain raiser

Ciaran Shanley's last gasp goal has sent Westmeath's minor footballers into the quarter finals of the Leinster Championship

The Lake County defeated Wexford by 1-10 to 0-10 at Cusack Park

Laois play Longford on Wednesday night while Offaly face Meath at the weekend

Shinrone and St Rynaghs will contest the Offaly Under 21 Hurling Final.

Shinrone were 3-13 to 2-11 winners over Kilcormac Killoughey while Rynaghs came from one point down at half time to beat Seir Kieran by nine points in the other semi final


Grainne Egan scored 2-7 as Offaly set up an All-Ireland Minor B Camogie Final with Wexford in a fortnight

The Faithful beat Antrim by 3-7 to 0-7

Westmeath's Under 16 Camogie team got the better of Kildare to reach the Leinster Final

Laois are set to play Roscommon in the Division Three League Semi Finals, the Rossies defeated Armagh in yesterday’s semi final


Dublin advanced to the Leinster Ladies Minor Football Final with a 5-11 to 1-7 win over Laois

Orla Fitzpatrick scored Laois' goal


All-Ireland League rugby is coming to Tullamore.

The Leinster League champions beat Monivea by 26 points to 19 on Saturday

Tullamore will operate in Division Two B next year

Buccaneers will remain in Division One B following Saturday's results

Buccs won 9-6 Saturday night against Ballymena, Jack Carty kicked three penalties for the Pirates

In the Seconds Cup there were wins for Edenderry and Birr yesterday, Edenderry were 18-10 winners over County Carlow while Birr saw off Tullamore 22-20after extra time

In the Plate the Midland Warriors won 15-10 against Portlaoise

Athlone youngster Robbie Henshaw scored his first try for Connacht on Friday night as the in form westerners won away to Edinburgh in the Rabo Direct Pro 12

Brian O'Driscoll scored the match winning try as Leinster defeated Munster by 22 points to 16 at Thomond Park in the Rabo Direct Pro 12

Leinster had led at half time by 12 points to 10, with all their points coming from the boot of Ian Madigan

Munster's tries were scored by Ian Keatley and Felix Jones, Keatley added two more penalties in the second half

Munster fans will have been concerned by Donnacha O'Callaghan coming off with a knee injury in the second half

Leinster are now second, behind Ulster who won against the Dragons on Friday

Munster’s Paul O’Connell could be cited for a kick on Dave Kearney which left the Leinster man with a concussion


Manchester City's Sergio Aguero could face a retrospective ban, following a two footed tackle during yesterday's FA Cup semi-final 2-1 victory over Chelsea.

He scored the game's winning goal at Wembley, but also lunged at David Luiz in the second half.

The incident went unpunished by referee Chris Foy.

Garbhan Coughlan's second half goal gave Athlone Town a 1-0 win over Finn Harps on Friday night

It was Town's first home win and Finn Harps' first defeat of the season

Athlone travel to Longford for the derby this weekend

Tullamore Town remain third from bottom in the Leinster Senior League's Sunday Major Division following yesterday's 2-1 loss to Swords

Portlaoise side Dynamo Town were crowned CCFL Division Two champions yesterday

Their 3-1 win away to Coolraine saw them edge out Killeigh in the title race

In the Cotter Cup Semi Finals Arlington defeated Mullingar Athletic 3-2 while Willow Park set up a Counties Cup Semi Final with CK following their 5-0 victory against Rosenallis

Tonight in the Airtricty League Premier Division St Pats host Shelbourne at Richmond Park.

Shels are still looking for their first win of the league while the Saints go for three wins  in-a-row, kick off off is at 7.45.


Billy Mullins and Jim Guilfoyle were crowned All-Ireland Doubles 40 by 20 Diamond Masters champions on Saturday

The Offaly duo got the better of Cork's Paddy Buckley and Chris Hurley at Nenagh


The Mullingar Minotaurs began life in Division One A of the Irish American Football League with a 20-6 loss away to Drogheda

The Minotaurs had kept the game scoreless until the third quarter before shipping 20 points, running back Dermot Corroon went over for a consolation touchline for Mullingar


Mullingar's David Oliver Joyce took gold and won the boxer of the tournament award at the Gee Bee Multi-Nations in Finland yesterday

It was a dramatic win for the Athy clubman in the lightweight final as he defeated Italy's Fabio Introvaia on a countback

Dean Gardiner won a silver medal at the tournament while Darren O’Neill and Hugh Myres were both bronze medalists

Meanwhile the Irish elite team, including Moate's Joe Ward and Mullingar's John Joe Nevin, have returned home from their training camp in Kazahstan 


Kenenisa Bekele successfully defended his Irish Great Run title at the Phoenix Park yesterday

The Ethiopian clocked a time of 28 minutes 51 seconds in strong winds,  Stephen Scullion was the top Irish finisher in seventh overall 

It was an all British top three in the Women's race with Lauren Howarth first home, Linda Byrne was best of the Irish

The boy's 12-15 winner was Tullamore Harriers' Chilnnie Izuchukwi

While there was an Mullingar Harriers podium in the 9 to 11 age group.

Eoin Quinn was first with Andrew Shaw second and Andrew Daly third

Beatrice Drummond, also of Mullingar, won the girls 9-11


Rawaaq landed the 1000 Guineas trial at Leopardstown yesterday under Rhode jockey Pat Smullen

Trainer Dermot Weld says the fillie could now target the Irish 1000 Guineas

Epsom derby hopeful Battle Of Marengo won the Ballysax Stakes for the O'Briens

There were celebrations in Ballylinan on Saturday night as All Honours, owned by Christopher Morrissey, landed the two-mile five-furlong handicap hurdle at Tramore

Trained in Wicklow by Phillip Rothwell, All Honours was sent of at odds of 14-1 but ran much better than the betting suggested he would and powered to a four and a quarter length triumph from Robbie Kaydee.

He was ridden to victory by Brian O'Connell.


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