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#Grand Slam

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Joy Neville wins World Rugby Referee of the Year award to round off an incredible 2017

The former Ireland international refereed the final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup earlier this year.

# grand-slam - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Tennis great Martina Hingis retires for third time with over 20 titles

She had five Grand Slam singles titles to her name when she first retired in 2003.

# grand-slam - Monday 4 September, 2017

Defying age and illness, Venus Williams reaches 39th Slam quarter-final

This year’s Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up was the oldest woman in this year’s US Open draw.

# grand-slam - Sunday 3 September, 2017

51 unforced errors brings an end to Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam comeback in New York

The Russian was beaten in three sets by Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Play on, player: Wimbledon will spend £71 million on a second roof

Rain delays for the big matches at SW19 will soon be but a distant memory from your childhood.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Andy Murray faces confidence crisis after Queen's shocker

Jordan Thompson, originally beaten in the qualifying rounds, was only playing him as a last-minute replacement.

# grand-slam - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Six Nations investigating France's late HIA replacement against Wales

There was also an allegation of a bite on Wales wing George North.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Dublin decider, warns Johnson

But the former England captain believes Ireland could be beaten heavily if they’re not at their best.

# grand-slam - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# grand-slam - Monday 23 January, 2017

Top remaining seed Raonic sets up Nadal showdown in last eight of Aussie Open

The Canadian is chasing his maiden Grand Slam victory.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Serena Williams books her place in the second round but is the pressure of number 23 getting to her?

The American tennis star has her sights set on a record 23rd grand slam.

# grand-slam - Friday 13 January, 2017

Ireland's McGee now only one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

The Dubliner took another major step forward today.

# grand-slam - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Roger Federer is now one victory away from extending another one of his incredible records

The Swiss player still has a shot to add to his record of 17 career Grand Slam championships.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'What day is semi-final?' asks stunned Vesnina

“I’m close to 30. Most of you are thinking that it’s end of the career.”

# grand-slam - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Stunned Djokovic crashes out of Wimbledon as Murray cruises through

The world number one suffered his earliest loss at a Slam since the 2009 French Open.

# grand-slam - Sunday 15 May, 2016

England lock Itoje named European player of year after incredible season

Capped four times by England, the youngster was an essential part of the national team that claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam.

# grand-slam - Monday 14 March, 2016

England prop Joe Marler cited for this alleged strike in win over Wales

Marler may now miss England’s Grand Slam clash against France this weekend.

# grand-slam - Monday 18 January, 2016

'I only have myself to blame' - Wozniacki furious after shock first-round exit

Federer, Djokovic, Sharapova and Serena Williams coast through to second round in straight sets.

# grand-slam - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland's James McGee one win away from the main draw of Australian Open

One step closer to a second career Grand Slam for the Dubliner.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Some silly lad tried to steal Serena Williams' mobile phone & he was inevitably humiliated

The relentless tennis champion never gives an inch.

# grand-slam - Friday 25 September, 2015

'He's very intelligent, he's driven, he's a leader'

Ronan O’Gara was full of praise for fellow Munster man Paul O’Connell on the telly tonight.

# grand-slam - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Triple Grand Slam winner Jones forced to retire with immediate effect

The 34-year-old back row has called time on his playing career.

# grand-slam - Monday 22 June, 2015

Jordan Spieth is just 25/1 to win the Grand Slam - here's why it's VERY unlikely

History has not been kind on golfers who’ve won the first two Majors in a calendar year.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish

And don’t worry, it’s not all Italia 90.

# grand-slam - Thursday 5 March, 2015

'You can’t go over there on past glories' - Ireland set for Wales trip

Tommy O’Donnell and Simon Zebo recall watching the famous 2009 Grand Slam-winning game in Cardiff.

# grand-slam - Monday 2 March, 2015

'We're not thinking about Grand Slams yet' - Ireland turn focus to Wales

Ireland will gather for a short training camp in Belfast this week as Warren Gatland’s side come into focus.

# grand-slam - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

A kick away from being the lost generation: Imagining a world without the '09 Grand Slam

What would Irish rugby look like had Stephen Jones’ kick landed the other side of the crossbar?

# grand-slam - Sunday 15 February, 2015

'Ireland are in pole position to do the Grand Slam' - France prop Uini Atonio

The gigantic front row says Joe Schmidt’s men are the ‘front runners’ to win the championship.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Declan Kidney won't be taking over as head coach of London Irish

The Premiership club have confirmed the appointment of Tom Coventry ahead of next season.

# grand-slam - Friday 28 November, 2014

From captaincy to Cardiff: 13 brilliant pictures of the great Jack Kyle

It was an incredible career for the 46-cap Ulsterman.

# grand-slam - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference

The 32 year-old announced last week that persistent knee injuries was the reason behind her decision to quit.

# grand-slam - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Nadal wins ninth French Open, 14th Grand Slam

The world number one also became the first man to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Ireland Women make four changes for final Six Nations clash in France

Philip Doyle’s side are hoping to deny the home team a Grand Slam in Pau.

# grand-slam - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Claire Molloy: The woman who gave up her All-Ireland dreams to chase a Grand Slam

The Ireland flanker talks about playing in an All-Ireland final against Cork, her rugby family at Connacht and nearly decapitating Lynne Cantwell.

# grand-slam - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Positive sheen of England slugfest wears off fast for 'gutted' Schmidt

Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.

# grand-slam - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Six things we learned from this weekend's Six Nations action

We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.

Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider 6 Nations This post contains videos

Weir floors Italy in thrilling wooden spoon decider

The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

'Devin Toner lives in the same village as me, there must be something in the water'

Ireland Women’s second-row Marie Louise Reilly tells that the Grand Slam winners are ready to prove a point against England.

# grand-slam - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Champion women's rugby team deserve place on national broadcaster, so where are they?

Airing next week’s potential Triple Crown decider on RTE News Now is a step forward, but not far enough.

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