Rory McIlroy, Team Europe, plays from a bunker as the morning sun lights up the 8th fairway, during the fourball matches, at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Day 1, Gleneagles, Scotland
The early leaders clear "Ruby's Double" as "It's only a puppet", with Robbie McNally, falls, during the Kildare Hunt Club Steeplechase, Punchestown.
Waydownsouth, with Matthew Bowes falls from his mount during the Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle. Punchestown
Winner Colla Pier, right, with Jack Kennedy jumps the last with, Good As Gold, with Kate Walsh, 2nd Wes Hardin, with Ger Fox and 3rd Bentelimar, with Luke Dempsey Punchestown
Battle Hymn, with Davy Russell and Hostile Fire, with Davy Condon, jump the last during the Maiden Hurdle, at Leopardstown Christmas Festival
5 year old Jack Russel 'Sweety' jumps to burst a bubble during a family fun day in Hacketstown Co Carlow
Padraig Clancy, Laois, is tackled by Barry Gilleran, Longford. Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship, Longford v Laois, Pearse Park, Longford
Marie Reilly wins the line-out, Women's Six Nations Rugby Wales v Ireland, The men's match had 80,000 spectators the day before
Darragh McGarry, son of Kilkenny goalkeeper James McGarry, whose mother Vanessa died in a car accident a few months earlier in which Darragh was a passenger, pictured after Kilkenny won the All-Ireland Hurling Final.
Shane Wall and John McGrath (left), Baltinglass, celebrate at the final whistle after winning the Wicklow Senior Club Football Championship.
Lothario and jockey Mick Darcy part company at the first hurdle of the first race during the Leopardstown Christmas Festival
Andrew McNamara on Ross River, during the Pierse Leopardstown Handicap Steeplechase.
The Olympic swimmer Nick O'Hare during a training session in March 1998