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#Strong start

# strong-start - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Hughes fires 60 to take PGA Travelers lead over McIlroy

Four-time major champion McIlroy had six birdies and an eagle against a lone bogey.

# strong-start - Monday 10 February, 2020

Twickenham visit looms for Farrell's Ireland after strong Six Nations start

‘We want to keep the pressure on,’ said the Ireland boss after the win over Wales.

# strong-start - Sunday 9 February, 2020

France hold off Italy comeback to top Six Nations table

Les Bleus have gone two from two in front of their own fans.

# strong-start - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Lowry makes dazzling surge but can't quite catch Ormsby in Hong Kong

The 2019 Open champion shot a final-round 64 but fell short of the Aussie, who had set a blistering pace.

# strong-start - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Watch: The two early tries that have Ireland up and running against Russia

Ireland have made a superb start as they chase the all-important bonus point after taking an early 14-0 lead against Russia.

# strong-start - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Watch: The two first-half tries that had Ireland ahead at the break Strong Start This post contains videos

Watch: The two first-half tries that had Ireland ahead at the break

Garry Ringrose and Rob Kearney handed Ireland the initiative against Japan.

# strong-start - Saturday 11 May, 2019

50 scores in Tullamore clash as Laois win Joe McDonagh Cup opener against Offaly

A four-point win for Eddie Brennan’s side in tonight’s game.

# strong-start - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Callanan hits 2-7 in league success for Tipperary over 14-man Clare in Thurles

Liam Sheedy’s side finished eight-point victors in Semple Stadium.

# strong-start - Friday 12 October, 2018

Leinster light up the RDS and tear Wasps apart in stunning performance

Leo Cullen’s men began their Heineken Champions Cup defence with a brilliant eight-try win.

# strong-start - Monday 7 May, 2018

Limerick rain down the goals to begin All-Ireland U21 title defence with heavy win against 14-man Clare Strong Start This post contains videos

Limerick rain down the goals to begin All-Ireland U21 title defence with heavy win against 14-man Clare

Limerick took complete control in the latter stages of this Munster U21 quarter-final against Clare.

# strong-start - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Brace of goals for Quinn and Diamond as St Vincent's dominate Dublin senior opener

A 21-point success for the reigning champions over Skerries Harps.

# strong-start - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ford's reign off to a winning start as Joyce guides Ireland home with classy century

Preparations for the World Cup qualifiers continued in Dubai earlier.

# strong-start - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Clare's inside trio shine as they cruise past Waterford in McGrath Cup opener

Midfielder Cathal O’Connor and full-forward Gearóid O’Brien hit the goals.

# strong-start - Monday 20 June, 2016

All the tries as Ireland U20s secure place in World Championship final

Nigel Carolan’s men are into a World Championship final.

# strong-start - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Andrews and Connolly goals help Dublin to win over Kerry in league opener

The All-Ireland champions enjoyed a six-point victory over the Kingdom in front of 30,000 at Croke Park.

# strong-start - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Queen's University, NUI Galway and IT Carlow progress in Sigerson Cup

The competition got underway today.

# strong-start - Thursday 12 February, 2015

It started out as a move to the Pro D2 but James Coughlan might be part of rugby's next galacticos

Pau are recruiting heavily ahead of next season and Coughlan is playing as well as ever.

# strong-start - Saturday 9 August, 2014

O'Mahony's Munster impress to advance to Limerick World Club 7s quarters

Coached by Colm McMahon, the southern province provided some memorable attacking moments.

# strong-start - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Galway off to impressive league start with 13-point victory over Dublin

Debutant Cathal Mannion caught the eye with his four points at Pearse Stadium.

# strong-start - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Macauley amongst goalscorers as NUI Maynooth win Sigerson Cup opener

NUI Maynooth will now advance to take on Queen’s University or GMIT at the quarter-final stage.

# strong-start - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Cork IT take the honours against Davy Fitz's Limerick IT in Fitzgibbon Cup tie

David Drake struck the only goal of the game for the home side.

# strong-start - Friday 2 March, 2012

Edge of glory: McIlroy straight into the Honda Classic mix

Rory McIlroy opened the Honda Classic with a round of four-under 66, two shots off the lead set by Davis Love III.