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Ireland stun England to claim hockey bronze but must wait to discover Olympic fate

The waiting game begins for Ireland after they concluded their best ever year in international hockey with a remarkable Unibet EuroHockey Championship bronze medal on Saturday.

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Peadar Hurson leads all the way in Galway Summer Rally

Warrenpoint driver Peadar Hurson secured a splendid victory in the 4x4 Exporter Galway Summer Rally, the penultimate round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

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Nicolas Roche drops down a place in Spain

Nicolas Roche dropped to fourth overall at the Vuelta A Espana yesterday, 24 hours after fellow Irishman Dan Martin crashed out.

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Robert Heffernan happy with fighting fifth at World Championships

Robert Heffernan finished a fighting fifth in the men’s 50km race walk in 3:44:17 in a brave bid to defend his world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, while Ireland’s men’s 4x400m relay team set a national record.

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Burgess Rumble bags Curraheen prize with plenty to spare

The Greyhound & Petworld A1 525, with a winner’s prize of €5,000, featured on a great card on Saturday night at Curraheen, and ultra-reliable Laurels runner-up Burgess Rumble landed the spoils in some style.

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Ballymac Matt continues to dominate at Irish Greyhound Derby

Three weeks down, three more to go in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby and, of the first half of the classic, one thing is certain: Ballymac Matt has been dominant.

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IOC rule out extra place for Ireland at Rio olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ruled out any chance of an extra place being created for Ireland in the show jumping competition at next year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche revel in Vuelta cauldron

Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche both survived the intense heat, the gruelling terrain and a flurry of late attacks to preserve third and fourth overall, respectively, at the Vuelta A Espana yesterday.

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Euro record smashed as Dafne Schippers wins

Dafne Schippers smashed the European record to win the world 200m title in 21.63 seconds at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing moving her to Number 3 on the world all-time 200m list.

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‘Sometimes we would cut loose and give the other lad a bit of a bollocking’

Paul O’Donovan (21) and his brother Gary (22) will compete in the lightweight men’s doubles at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France, next week with a view to claiming one of the top 11 spots and, with it, a ticket to next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Kieran Mulvey urges IABA to resolve Billy Walsh’s future

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association should act ‘quickly and decisively ‘ to resolve Billy Walsh’s future as head coach of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unity, according to Kieran Mulvey, chairman of the Irish Sports Council.

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HSI pulling out all the stops in Aachen case

The director of show jumping for the Federation Equestre International, Capt John Roche, says he has no memory in his almost three decades with the organisation of a ground jury waiving faults accrued by a rider in a situation similar to that experienced by Cian O’Connor last Friday, writes John Tynan.

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Sports Council hoping for resolution to Walsh coaching crux

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association were last night maintaining a silent stance on Billy Walsh’s future as Irish head coach following speculation that the Wexford man is set to take up a coaching role with the United States’ boxing team.

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Robert Heffernan has only one thing on his mind — another medal

‘I feel good, my training’s gone well, I’m in a good place mentally and physically’

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Gallant Irish chase bronze in EuroHockey semi final as Dutch edge home

EuroHockey Championships semi-final: Netherlands 1, Ireland 0

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Battling Ireland come up short in rain-ruined clash with Aussies

Ireland suffered a 23-run defeat to world champions Australia in a rain-affected one-day international at Belfast.

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Donegal Motor Club’s surprising U-turn

The timing of a press release from the Donegal Motor Club on Wednesday lunchtime stating its intention to continue as part of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship is hugely surprising.

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Golden double and then a bolt from the blue in Beijing

Usain Bolt stormed to the World Championship sprint double at the World Athletics Championships when a runaway segway proved more problematic than Justin Gatlin. Four days on from riding to the rescue of his beleaguered sport in the 100 metres, the Jamaican attempted to make it four successive half-lap world crowns in Beijing.

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Dan Martin digs deep to finish second in Vuelta A Espana

Ireland’s Dan Martin moved up to third overall at the Vuelta A Espana yesterday after finishing in second place on another punishing day in the saddle.

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Usain Bolt: ‘This a big deal, a great accomplishment’

Usain Bolt again delivered when it mattered as he scorched to the fastest time of 2015 to win a record fourth straight world 200m title in 19.55 seconds and sweep the individual sprints at a global championships for a fifth time. 

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Vuelta joy for Aussie Caleb Ewan

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin both preserved their high overall placings in the Vuelta a Espana yesterday and look well poised to strike for the race lead today.

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Ireland braced for tough encounter with ‘wounded’ Aussies

When Ireland last played Australia in a one-day international in Belfast, it took just three deliveries for Aussie fast bowler Brett Lee to underline the vast chasm in quality between the sides.

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Ireland bid to defy odds again

Ireland will be hoping to add another chapter to their remarkable underdog story when they meet hockey powerhouse the Netherlands in today’s Unibet EuroHockey Championships semi-finals in London (1.15pm).

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Usain Bolt ready for another golden showdown with rival Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin will renew their battle for World Championship gold this afternoon after the pair cruised into today’s 200 metres final (1.55pm Irish time, live on BBC2).

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David Rudisha hails Irish coach’s advice with golden display

Kenya stole the show on Day Four of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing with David Rudisha returning to form to win the 800m in 1:45.84 while his unheralded compatriot, Nicholas Bett, surprisingly captured the 400m hurdles title in 47.79 seconds.

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Alejandro Valverde burst snatches Vuelta glory from luckless Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche came within 10 metres of winning the fourth stage of the Vuelta A Espana yesterday but was foiled by a fast-finishing trio which denied him a place on the podium.

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Ireland through to first European Hockey championship semi-final

Ireland enhanced their reputation as the coming team in world men’s hockey by reaching a European championships semi-final for the first time yesterday.

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