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#First Round

# first-round - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Tiger starts with 68 at PGA Northern Trust playoff opener and McIlroy a shot further back

Woods seeks an 83rd career US PGA title to break the all-time record he shares with Sam Snead.

# first-round - Monday 10 August, 2020

St Pat's fall to Finn Harps in FAI Cup

Ryan Connolly’s early goal was the difference in Donegal.

# first-round - Monday 13 July, 2020

A bye for Shamrock Rovers and league champions Dundalk to face Waterford

Finn Harps meet St Patrick’s Athletic and Cork City take on Longford Town in the remaining first round games.

# first-round - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

All-Cork clash among the ties as draw for EA Sports Cup is confirmed

Cabinteely will host Crumlin in the first round of the competition.

# first-round - Thursday 31 October, 2019

McIlroy in contention after decent start in Shanghai

China’s Li Haotong has delighted the home crowd with his early charge in the WGC-HSBC Champions.

# first-round - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Rangers take big step towards potential Cork City meeting with Europa League win

The winner of Cork City’s first-round tie with FC Progres Niederkorn will likely face Steven Gerrard’s side.

# first-round - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Woods in contention after electric start while mixed opening round frustrates McIlroy

The Northern Ireland man is four shots off the lead at Augusta.

# first-round - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Barry settles helter-skelter clash as Gonzaga beat Castleknock

Gonzaga and Castleknock shared six tries in an entertaining back-and-forth tussle.

# first-round - Monday 8 October, 2018

From Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory First Round

Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins Brazil vote but not outright victory

The former paratrooper was stabbed while campaigning in September.

# first-round - Monday 27 August, 2018

World number one suffers shock exit in US Open first round

Simona Halep has become the first top-seeded woman ever to lose at this stage of the competition.

# first-round - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Serena's comeback not going to plan as ex-world number one crashes out at first round of Miami Open

20-year-old Naomi Osaka defeated the 23-time major winner by straight sets — the first time Williams has lost her first match at an American hard court championship for 21 years

# first-round - Monday 21 August, 2017

From The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic Cao-2017

The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic

It’s the first set of offers since a new points system was introduced.

# first-round - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

One Irishman makes our Euro 2016 best XI from the first round of games

We select the most impressive players from the tournament’s opening matches.

# first-round - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Clinical Bishopstown catch 2014 Cork champions Ballincollig off guard in first round of SFC

Elsewhere, there were wins for Castlehaven, Douglas, Muskerry and St Finbarr’s tonight.

# first-round - Monday 17 August, 2015

From Explainer: A beginner’s guide on how to accept your CAO offer First Round

Explainer: A beginner’s guide on how to accept your CAO offer

Here’s what to do next…

# first-round - Friday 22 August, 2014

Ireland's James McGee qualifies for US Open first round

It’s the first time the Dubliner has qualified for the main draw of a grand slam event.

# first-round - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Derry fire four past Welsh opposition as Sligo secure valuable draw

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division sides were in Europa League qualifying action.

# first-round - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

McIlroy and Harrington together for Irish Open opening rounds

The tee times are out ahead of tomorrow’s start in Cork.

# first-round - Friday 6 June, 2014

GAA 2014 football qualifier first round draw to take place next Monday

The games are set to take place on June 21st and June 28th.

# first-round - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback

The Irishman got off to a flying start in the morning session of his first round encounter.

# first-round - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

7 players from Munster winning team in Limerick minor side to face Tipperary

The sides meet in the Gaelic Grounds on Thursday night.

# first-round - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From Egan: “I’m not going to rely on me name to get me over the line” Call Me Kenneth

Egan: “I’m not going to rely on me name to get me over the line”

Former Olympic silver medallist Kenneth Egan has dismissed suggestions that he is ‘celebrity candidate’ for Fine Gael.

# first-round - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Snapshot: Some mascots had an altercation during a Schools Cup game today

Glenstal Abbey representatives at one stage attempted to steal a flag from Ardscoil Ris supporters.

# first-round - Friday 14 June, 2013

16 counties to be in opening All-Ireland football qualifier draw on Monday

The first round ties are scheduled to take place on June 29th.

# first-round - Friday 19 April, 2013

Munster MFC: Cork and Kerry can't be separated after 1st round thriller

Aidan Moynihan’s late, late penalty saved the Rebels from defeat in extra-time.

# first-round - Thursday 19 July, 2012

British Open: Woods and McDowell in the mix as Adam Scott leads the field

Tiger has kept the galleries rapt but Rory McIlroy is putting together a solid round to catch the championship leading Aussie.

# first-round - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat

The Dubliner staged a brief comeback but was soundly beaten in the first round encounter at Sheffield.