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Gainey’s record reaps McGladrey

GOLF: Tommy Gainey carded a stunning final round of 60 to claim a one-shot victory in the McGladrey Classic and inflict more misery on Davis Love and Jim Furyk.

GAINEY was seemingly out of contention as he began his final round tied for 29th place on six under par and seven shots adrift of joint leaders Love and Furyk. However, the 37-year-old American charged up the leaderboard with a course record that included eight birdies and an eagle to finish 16 under for the tournament.

Tammer gold for Egan

BOXING: Dublin southpaw Ken Egan claimed gold - one of four gold medals for Ireland - at the 33rd Elite Tammer Multi-Nations in Finland.

David Oliver Joyce, who scooped the Boxer of the Tournament award, John Joe Joyce and Conrad Cummings also finished on top of their respective podiums in Tampere. Egan, who has now fought five times in Finland, winning two Tammer and three Gee Bee Multi-Nation gold medals, capped a great tournament for Ireland’s Elite boxers.

DCU rise above Marian

BASKETBALL: Local bragging rights were up for grabs in DCU Sports Complex as DCU Saints took on UCD Marian with the home side coming out on top, 62-53, as Marian were held to just two points in the last 10 minutes.

On Friday, Killester managed to secure a vital win when they defeated Dublin Inter (65-89) at the National Basketball Arena.

In the Women’s Superleague, Killester travelled to Leixlip to take on Liffey Celtics where they claimed their first win of the season (41-60). Singleton SuperValu Brunell edged Meteors by three points, 58-55.

Casey ties fifth in Perth

GOLF: Paul Casey shot a final-round 67 to tie for fifth at the Perth International, a European Tour event, as American Bo van Pelt claimed a maiden Tour title. It is the first time Casey has finished in the top five of a Tour event since his fourth in Shanghai 11 months ago.

Wanderers lead pack

HOCKEY: A scrambled first-half goal from Alan Sothern at Belfield put unbeaten Pembroke Wanderers clear of the pack at the head of the Leinster League. Sothern’s 14th score of the league campaign sufficed to defeat second-placed Three Rock Rovers.

Whineray passes away

RUGBY: Wilson Whineray, acclaimed by many as the All Blacks’ greatest ever captain, died in Auckland today after a battle with cancer. He was 77.


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