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The Big Interview: Andy Lee, boxer

Winning a world championship was a dream for Andy Lee, all the more so after two major career-threatening defeats and then the passing of his legendary mentor Emanuel ‘Manny’ Steward. 

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Crescent College at last taste national success

Crescent College Comprehensive became just the third Munster school to taste national glory in 20 years as they claimed the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships in Galway yesterday. 

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Donagh Kelly bids for four wins on the trot

There is another capacity entry for a round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship with the Midland Moto Rally in Roscommon providing the latest episode of the eight round series. 

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Take Pine for starters

A very tough card greets patrons at Curraheen Park tonight but Kathrynspinefern gets the nap selection to make the most of a winning opportunity in the opening race.

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No sweat as Nico Rosberg aims for head start

Formula One’s toughest race of the year on Sunday will be no sweat for Nico Rosberg – thanks to the use of a sanitary towel as a headband.

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75 athletes in line to benefit from Sports Council funding allocations

The Irish Sports Council has committed over €1.5m in funding for the International Carding Scheme for 2015. The money will be invested in 75 athletes across 14 sports.

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Injury won’t stop Katie Taylor making Euros

Katie Taylor dismissed any suggestion her ongoing wrist injury could force her to miss the European Games in June. Ireland’s Olympic and World champion suffered a serious injury to her left wrist when winning her fifth world title in Jeju, South Korea last November.

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Curraheen Park poised to stage first Tuesday night meeting next week

On a relatively quiet week on the greyhound front, it was good to hear a sponsor has been secured for the Laurels, albeit on a short-term basis. 

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Boost for Robert Heffernan’s Olympic bronze hopes

There was potentially good news for Robert Heffernan yesterday when the IAAF confirmed they have filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland against the decisions rendered by RUSADA in the cases of six Russian athletes which, if successful, would see the Corkman land Olympic bronze from London 2012.

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Robert Heffernan qualifies for World Championships and Olympics

There was double joy for Robert Heffernan (Togher AC) at the 50km race walk in Dudince, Slovakia on Saturday where he finished fourth in 3:48:44 to qualify for the World Championships in Beijing this summer and a record fifth Olympic Games.

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Singleton’s Supervalu Brunell spring huge shock against DCU Mercy

Singleton’s Supervalu Brunell created the shock of the season when defeating DCU Mercy 69-52 in the second leg Premier Women’s league semi-final at the DCU complex.

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Mark Dowling comes home alone at Des Hanlon Memorial in Carlow

Mark Dowling won the Des Hanlon Memorial in stunning fashion yesterday, blitzing the stellar field to win before a huge crowd in Carlow.

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Blaze catches fire in Easter Cup decider

That oh-so-game, gallant and classy Sidarian Blaze added the Dandelion Bar and Nightclub Easter Cup to his burgeoning trophy cabinet with a smashing display in Saturday night’s final at Shelbourne Park.

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Donegal delight for Purcell/Brennan

Moving into the lead on the second stage, the Waterford/Cork pairing of Andrew Purcell/Liam Brennan brought their Kumho shod Mitsubishi EvoIX to victory in the Donegal Forest Rally, the second round of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship.

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Megan Frazer fantastic as Ireland win hockey WL2

Captain Megan Frazer believes Ireland’s World League 2 performances show how far they have come under Darren Smith’s tutelage.

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