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'I would love nothing more than to see Shane get his name on that Claret Jug' - Emotional Rory backs Shane

McIlroy's opening 79 was bookended by a quadruple-bogey on the first and a triple-bogey on the last, but the four-time major winner bounced back yesterday with a 65 which earned him a deafening standing ovation on the 18th.

In the end it proved one shot too many to make the weekend and ...

2019-07-20 10:52 open_in_new
Huge security plan for Hutch funeral but Monk to stay away

The operation, which involves dozens of armed officers, is expected to continue into Tuesday morning, when the funeral of John Hutch (66) will take place at the Church of the Holy Family on Aughrim Street at 11.30am.

A post-mortem took place yesterday, and it confirmed there was nothing ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Gambler grabbed cash from bookies after losing his bet

Jamie O'Rourke (24) stole the money while a staff member was printing off a document to prove his bet had lost.

He was addicted to prescription pills and "highly intoxicated" at the time.

Judge Paula Murphy jailed him for seven months.

Father-of-one O'Rourke, of St Cronan's ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
'I broke their hearts' - Fair City's Tommy opens up on time in jail

The actor (66) has been playing Detective John Deegan in the hit RTE soap for nearly two decades, but he lived a very different life before his acting career.

Following a difficult time at primary school, he left education at 13 and began working in the hotel industry.

By 17 he was ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Garda gun specialist accidentally shoots himself in the foot

The officer, who is attached to a specialist firearms unit in the south-east of the country, was injured after his gun accidentally discharged.

The garda ombudsman is currently carrying out an examination into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

The incident happened in the ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Festive flea market's demise 'devastating', says trader

Organisers confirmed that the event will not go ahead this year due to "insufficient infrastructure and support".

Speaking to the Herald, trader Alison Lowndes Barker, who is originally from Tallaght but lives in Dublin 8, said that the market helped her business survive through the ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
€1m drugs and four guns seized in Drogheda feud clampdown

Two of the semi-automatic pistols were found during an investigation into criminals involved in the ongoing Drogheda feud.

A vehicle was stopped yesterday afternoon near Main Street, Tallaght, by armed officers and a 36-year-old man was arrested by the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Safety plea after rise in bike and motorbike deaths causes alarm

Gardai said nearly one in five fatal accidents since the start of January have involved either motorbike riders (nine) or pedal cyclists (six).

The 15 deaths represent 18pc of the 87 lives lost on Irish roads so far this year. Fatal accidents are up nearly 7pc overall on comparable figures ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Take that gig assault victim asks judge not to jail her attacker

Gemma Finnegan (30) was instead given a six-month suspended sentence for the violent assault that left the victim (36) with clumps of hair pulled from her scalp and bruising to her kidneys.

Judge Bryan Smyth said there was "far too much of this happening" at concerts.

Finnegan is the ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Man quizzed over €2.5m drugs found in horsebox by ferry port sniffer dog

The discovery of an estimated €2.5m of cocaine was made at Rosslare Europort on Thursday evening by customs officers.

The drugs were found by a sniffer dog in a horsebox containing eight horses.

This led to the arrest of the only suspect in the case, and he was being held at ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Irish dad 'left with no choice' but to sign US papers for deportation

Keith Byrne (37) signed the papers yesterday morning in the US, his father said.

Speaking to the Herald, Seamus Byrne said son Keith would "take the advice of those around him".

"We won't know anything for two to three weeks. We're keeping our hopes up and our fingers and toes ...

2019-07-20 05:37 open_in_new
Murphy's Law to rule

The Cork welterweight, who is based in the States, was set to fight for the Irish title tonight in Cork. But his opponent Jay Byrne, the BBBofC Celtic super welterweight champion and owner of Supreme Altitude in Bray, where my colleague Ian Gaughran reduced his body fat by 18pc, was forced to ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
Woods is willing to accept his weakness

Frustrated at missing the cut at The Open, only the second time in his career he has done so at a major more than once in the same season, the former world number one remains defiant and determined, if somewhat pragmatic.

His famed powers of recovery are long gone. He knows it. His rivals ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
Hands off the FAI says FIFA

Today is a key day for the FAI as they hold an EGM to clear the way for a reform programme, to be approved at next week's AGM.

But Ross has been at odds with the FAI, the minister earlier this week contacting FAI president Donal Conway to ask him to back off from his plan to stand again as ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
Archer fires Dubs

Last night in Tullamore, however, the St Maur's man saved the best 'til last, his latest haul of 3-8 propelling Tom Gray's U20s to the Leinster summit at the expense of a game but ultimately outclassed Laois.

It was Dublin's first title in the U20 grade but their 15th provincial success ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
A quick start is essential - Ole

A poor start to the 2018-19 campaign resulted in Jose Mourinho's men falling behind the pack, leading to the Old Trafford hierarchy eventually wielding the axe in mid-December.

Solskjaer then oversaw a remarkable upturn in fortunes when brought in as caretaker manager, but things went awry ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
Pep's very happy with City squad

The back-to-back champions have a central defender fewer following the departure of Vincent Kompany at the end of last season.

City have been linked with Leicester's Harry Maguire but, even if a new face does not arrive, Guardiola feels he is well covered in the position with Aymeric ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
Emotional Rory backs Shane

McIlroy's opening 79 was bookended by a quadruple-bogey on the first and a triple-bogey on the last, but the four-time major winner bounced back yesterday with a 65 which earned him a deafening standing ovation on the 18th.

In the end it proved one shot too many to make the weekend and ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
McDowell wants friendly fire

McDowell shot one under yesterday to squeeze through the cut at one over after two rounds, leaving the home favourite breathing a sigh of relief.

The 39-year-old revealed he had to refocus after a troublesome opening round, determined to do himself justice as The Open returned to his home ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
Lowry glad to be in the limelight

A year after being 90th in the world and sacking his caddie Dermot Byrne, the 32-year-old is tied for the lead in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, 167 miles up the road from the family home in Clara, County Offaly.

In the interceding 12 months Lowry has risen to 33rd in the ...

2019-07-20 04:34 open_in_new
Child porn pervert who spied on boys with hidden cameras is jailed

Kieran Griffin (57) showed no emotion as he was sentenced to three years in prison by Judge John Aylmer at Letterkenny District Court, Co Donegal, yesterday.

He had pleaded guilty to a range of offences, including making and possessing child pornography.

Griffin had studied computers ...

2019-07-19 05:28 open_in_new