# day 1

Last year
Smith struggles as Ireland's Conor Purcell sits in share of 10th at Australian Open
Cameron Smith was left frustrated after a difficult day in which he finished one-over par with four bogeys.
Three value Galway bets as Mullins primed to continue superb Hurdle record
Johnny Ward makes his selections for the big races at Galway this week.
Maguire and Meadow endure difficult starts as LGPA season begins in Florida
New Zealand’s Lydio Ko currently leads at the Gainbridge LPGA.
All time
Padraig Harrington praises spirit in Team Europe as Ryder Cup begins
World number one Jon Rahm will be sent out in the first match for the second Ryder Cup in succession.
Paralympic Breakfast: Great morning in the pool for Ireland with Turner and Ní Riain into finals
Three Irish swimmers registered personal bests, while Colin Judge suffered defeat to China’s Zhao Ping.
Power three shots off lead after impressive opening round in Detroit
Davis Thompson is the current leader at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Meadow one shot off lead after first round in Arkansas while Maguire on even par
Two-time major champion Anna Nordqvist is in a tie at the front along with Jackie Stoelting and Esther Lee.
Two eagles puts McIlroy in contention while Woods slips after bright start
American golfer Matt Kuchar is currently in the lead at the Genesis Invitational.
Dunne leads the way for the Irish after solid start at Czech Masters
Gavin Moynihan is one shot further back while Pádraig Harrington is on one-over after the first round.
McIlroy three off the lead in New Jersey as Lowry makes solid return after Open triumph
The pair are in action at The Northern Trust tournament.
Ireland left with work to do after Uruguay produce late comeback at Hong Kong 7s
Anthony Eddy’s side need to beat Russia tomorrow to advance to the quarter-finals.
Joseph O'Brien one-two in feature race at Leopardstown as Ruby Walsh stunned in Limerick
The 2018 Christmas festival began today.
Ryder Cup fourball pairings announced as Woods teams up with Reed
The US duo will take on Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, while Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen face Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler on Friday.
From shorn sheep to stripped-off farmers: We're at 'The Ploughing' - and here's what's happening
You probably won’t be able to move for the number of politicians pressing the flesh…
Marty jumping for joy, McCoy begins life out of the saddle and Mullins off to a flyer at Punchestown
Douvan, Felix Yonger and Valseur Lido were the first Grade One winners on the opening day of this year’s festival.
John Motson, Jeremy Kyle and Charlie McCreevy feature in the best pics from Cheltenham Day 1
There was plenty to talk about after the first day of the event.
This is what you learn when you attend the world's biggest mobile conference
There’s a lot of space to cover when you’re wandering around Mobile World Congress, but some things stand out more than others on a busy first day.
Ryder Cup 2014: The USA lead 2.5 to 1.5 after morning fourballs
Phil Mickelson’s birdie at the 18th proves the difference between the sides.
All the results and the best pics from Day 1 of the Galway Races
A number of Irish rugby stars were in attendance as the festival got under way.
Here’s what happened on the first day of the Anglo trial
Seán FitzPatrick, Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan are all on trial in a case expected to last four months.
Why the Anglo jury won't all get to decide on the verdict
Fifteen jurors were sworn in for the trial this morning, but only twelve will get to decide on the verdict.