It was a weekend filled with sporting highlights with Ernie Els winning the British Open and Bradley Wiggins becoming the first British man to win the Tour de France. However today’s Sports pic of the Day is a little closer to home and is from the front page of the Irish Independent. It shows Dublin supporter Adam Grimes leading the crowd on Hill 16 in their support and celebration as the Dubs beat their old rivals Meath by a score line of 2-13 to 1-13 to claim their 7th Leinster title in eight years.
Sports Pic of the Day today is from the Irish Independent and shows golf fan Jason Blue recovering after being hit on the head with a wild ball from Rory McIlroy at the British Open. The golfer came over to apologise and not only autographed a glove for Jason but also put him up in a hotel for the rest of the Open. The shot cost McIlroy more than a hotel bill, it also resulted in a double bogey six for the Ulsterman.
Paris Saint Germain’s new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pictured in today’s Irish Independent after he was unveiled yesterday in Paris. He is making the move from AC Milan and joining PSG as their most high profile signing to date. He has cost a combined total of £150m in transfer fees, after spells with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan. He’s getting as bad as our Robbie for all his “dream moves”!
Our chosen sports pic is from today’s Irish Times of Thierry Henry being given some ‘special attention’ during a Major League Soccer game against DC United. Henry plays for the New York Red Bulls and has said that he loves the anonymity of living in New York. He has also said that he would love to lead the Red Bulls to their first league title…everyone sure loves a tryer!
Sports pic of the day, is from the front page of the Irish Indepenent sports section. Darren Clarke is pictured handing back the Claret Jug to Royal and Ancient CEO Peter Dawson ahead of this year’s British Open which starts Thursday July 19th. According to paddypower.ie Clarke is 16/1 to win this year’s open. Anyone betting Clarke can do it again this year? Anyone betting Clarke can do it again this year?
Sports pic of the day today is a shot from the Irish Independent of the Tour de France as the cyclists make their way up Col du Portel in stage 14. There was chaos yesterday when part of the race was sabotaged by tacks which had been thrown across the track, leading to dozens of punctures and at least one crash. Robert Kiserlovski unfortunately skidded off the road and broke his collarbone. French police are investigating the incident and will hopefully find the people responsible. Luis Leon Sanchez went on to win the stage, his fourth win in this Tour
Today’s sport pic of the day, from the Irish Independent, can only be Galway’s win over Kilkenny. It wasn’t just about Galway captain Fergal Moore creating history by becoming the first man from Connacht to lift the Bob O’ Keeffe Cup at Croke Park. It was also the manner in which the Tribesmen simply destroyed Kilkenny in a first half of hurling that will live long in the memory of those who witnessed it.
There will be an interesting clash this weekend as two former team mates Anthony Daly and Davy Fitz lead their hurling teams to battle in Ennis. The Dubs will have their maps and sat nav’s on the go as they try to navigate their way out of the county!!! For some this might be their very first trip south of the Dublin county border! This is also the Dubs first championship in Ennis, well…. EVER so what do Dubs need to expect from Clare this weekend? Here are our top 10 tips for visiting the Banner: 1. Where
Sports pic of the day is taken from Irishtimes.com which shows the French yacht Groupama celebrating as they were declared overall winner in the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Yacht Race. The winning team which includes Kerryman Damian Foxall finished second in the final leg but had a sufficient lead throughout the competition to secure their victory regardless of the outcome of the in-port race this coming Saturday. More than 20,000 people turned out inGalwayto see the finish of the race in the early hours of this morning which served to justify the city as the final port in the race.