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2013 - the sporting year in numbers

29 seconds that will haunt us for all of eternity… and the rest of the numbers that mattered in 2013.

3 — Number of golfers who won their first Major in 2013: Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Jason Dufner.

3 – Also the number of goals scored by Clare teen Shane O’Donnell in the All-Ireland hurling final replay.

6 — Novak Djokovic’s total number of Grand Slam titles following his win at the Australian Open in January.

9.77 seconds — Usain Bolt’s time as he won his third 100m title at the World Championships.


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10 – Amount of games Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was banned for after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

16 – Number of points John Heslin hit in this year’s Westmeath senior football semi-final. He also scored two goals that day for St Loman’s.

19 – Age of Tony Kelly when he was crowned Hurler of the Year, Young Hurler of the Year and Allstar winner in November.


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26 – Amount of holes Rory McIlroy completed at the Honda Classic before he walked off the course, complaining of a sore tooth.

26 – Also the number of years spent by Alex Ferguson at Manchester United before his retirement  this year.

29 seconds — The amount of time left on the clock when Ireland conceded a penalty against the All-Blacks. New Zealand then ran the ball the length of the pitch to score the match-winning try.

49 – Leigh Halfpenny’s points total during the three Lions Tests against Australia.

56 – The aggregate score in the All-Ireland hurling final replay; it finished Clare 5-16 Cork 3-16

62 – Robbie Keane’s international goals tally for Ireland, taking him to 15th on the all-time list.


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66/1 — The SP odds of surprise Grand National winner Auroras Encore.

67 – Ireland’s current FIFA world ranking, the country’s worst ever.

67 seconds — The time taken by Conor McGregor to knock out Marcus Brimage on his UFC debut.

77 years — The length of time between Fred Perry’s win at Wimbledon and the next British male to achieve the feat, Andy Murray.

80/1 – The odds that Mount Leinster Rangers were before the 2013 AIB Leinster Club SHC started.


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138 – The number of points Dublin’s footballers scored on their way to the Sam Maguire.

173 – The number of points Ireland scored in the International Rules series against Australia to win by a record margin of 101 on aggregate.

1992 – Dan Martin’s win at the Tour de France was Ireland’s first stage in the race since his uncle Stephen Roche won in 1992.

1,083 – The amount of points scored by Ronan O’Gara in his 128 caps for Ireland.


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25,396 — The number of first-class runs scored by Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar before his retirement this year.

2,000,000+ — The amount of people who have watched the original YouTube upload of Stephanie Roche’s wondergoal. Still rising too…

100,000,000 — In euro, the reported transfer fee paid by Real Madrid for Welsh winger Gareth Bale, a new world record.


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– Compiled by Owen Rogers and Niall Kelly

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