Global Round-Up | Defeat for Munster, United edge out Arsenal, another win for Verstappen and Johnson victorious in LIV Invitational

The results, news and headlines from another jam-packed weekend of sport!

Club hurling and football continued across Ireland this weekend with the Waterford SHC final fixture confirmed after a semi-final victory for Mount Sion.

A week on from their pre-season loss against Gloucester, Munster were back in action at Musgrave Park with London Irish being their opponents this time around.

Treaty United kept the pressure on 4th placed Longford Town with another victory in the Airtricity First Division. Across the pond, there was goals galore in the Premier League as Matchweek 6 came and went over the weekend.

Dustin Johnson was victorious in the LIV Golf Invitational Series after an impressive 65 on the Sunday to mark his first win in the controversial series.

It was another week another victory for Max Verstappen, this time in the Dutch Grand Prix as he moves ever closer to the Drivers’ Championship.

Full recap below:


In hurling, the third round of fixtures took place in the SHC. You can find a full round up of the weekend’s results here.

Mount Sion booked their place in the Waterford SHC final for the first time since 2014 after they were victorious against De La Salle. The game ended 1-19 to 2-12 in their favour and the side will now face All-Ireland club champions Ballygunner in a bid to win their first title in 16 years.

The Mayo Senior Football Championship got underway this weekend while in Dublin, Shane Walsh made his first appearance for Kilmacud Crokes after his controversial transfer from Kilkerrin-Clonberne. TWalsh’s new side ran out 3-25 to 1-6 winners against Templeogue.


Munster were defeated yet again in pre-season, with a 19-14 defeat against London Irish on Friday.

Similar to last week, Graham Rowntree’s side failed to score in the first half of play and were trailing 12-0 at the half-time interval.

It was an improved second half for the side, with Mike Haley and Paddy Patterson notching tries for the province and Jack Crowley converting on both occasions.

26 August 2022; Malakai Fekitoa of Munster during the Pre-season Friendly match between Munster and Gloucester at Musgrave Park in Cork. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

South Africa and New Zealand avenged last weekend’s defeats in the The Rugby Championship by beating Australia and Argentina respectively. A dominant All Blacks display resulted in a 53-3 demolition while the Springboks were 24-8 victors over Australia.


Treaty United made no mistake against 8th placed Cobh Ramblers as they ran out 1-0 winners in Friday night’s game. Enda Curran was on the scoresheet again as we approach the business end of the Airtricity First Division season.

In the Premier League, Manchester United were 3-1 winners over Arsenal, ending the unbeaten start to the season thanks to a Marcus Rashford brace and a debut goal for Antony. Erling Haaland is into double figures for goals after six games already this season, but his goal wasn’t enough as Manchester City had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa. Phillipe Coutinho had a perfectly good goal ruled out by VAR to deny them an emphatic win.

There was also VAR drama in West Ham’s game with Chelsea after Maxwell Cornet had a last minute equaliser overturned due to a foul on Edouard Mendy. Tottenham were 2-1 victors over Fulham to maintain their good start to the season while Brighton and Brentford both won 5-2 against Leicester and Leeds respectively.

Wolves were 1-0 winners over Southampton while Bournemouth beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 with Forest going two up earlier in the game. There were 0-0 draws in both the Merseyside derby and the game between Newcastle and Crystal Palace.


Dustin Johnson was the winner of the LIV Golf Inviational Series in Boston as he defeated Joaquin Niemann and Anirban Lahiri in a play-off to secure the prize.

It was Johnson’s first win of the tournament, that has caused major controversy in recent months in the golfing world.

DJ ended the weekend on 15 under before beating his two opponents in the play-off.

Formula 1

Max Verstappen was the winner of the Dutch Grand Prix as he pushes closer to the 2022 Drivers’ Championship with his tenth win of the season, leaving him on 310 points.

George Russell finished in second after a controversial Mercedes strategy left them to settle with one podium, with the possibility of a one-two on the cards after some great racing from Lewis Hamilton.

Charles Leclerc of Ferrari snatched the last podium position as totted more points to his tally in his pursuit of Max Verstappen, with a whopping 109 points separating the drivers after the weekend’s result.

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