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Isaac Westbrooks provides the cutting edge for Swords Thunder

Swords Thunder had to withstand a tremendous Killester second half comeback before eventually prevailing 91-86 in the Men’s Super League clash at Clontarf.

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I wasn’t seeking unfair advantage, says under-fine Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins has denied he was trying to gain an “unfair advantage” when he obtained permission to use a banned drug before some of his biggest races, including his victory in the 2012 Tour de France.

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Keith Hanlon Q&A: The first day I shot the bow, it was an ‘Oh yeah, I like that’ type of feeling

Keith Hanlon will be shooting for Ireland in the World Archery Field Championships at Killruddery House, Bray next week. The veteran archer has competed in all 12 Target World Championships since 1993 and at the 1996 Olympic Games.

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UCC Demons too good for new boys Tralee

UCC Demons 92 Irish TV Tralee Warriors 77: UCC Demons got their Men’s Super League off to a perfect start when they disposed of Irish TV Tralee Warriors before a capacity attendance at the Mardyke Arena last night. It was not a vintage Demons performance but they had enough to see off the league debutants.

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Raft of new recruits at title-chasing Harlequins

Putting the new pieces of the puzzle together is the challenge for Cork Harlequins as they begin their second EY Hockey League campaign at promoted Loreto today.

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Testing times for Irish cricket as anticipation turns to foreboding

When Cricket South Africa announced last November that they had invited Ireland to play two one-day internationals in Benoni ahead of their series against Australia in September 2016, there was some quiet jubilation in Irish cricketing circles.

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Friends first for Glanmire’s much-travelled star Chantell Alford

Connecticut native Chantell Alford is looking forward to the start of this season’s basketball league with Team Montenotte Hotel Glanmire.

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There’s no getting rid of stalwart Tim O’Halloran

Tim O’Halloran has been a familiar face around the Mardyke for over four years now but the facility’s head of maintenance fills a new brief tonight as he takes the reins from Colin O’Reilly as UCC Demons head coach.

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Matt Griffin eyes strong finish to Euro Le Mans Series

Good performances don’t always guarantee good results according to Cork racing ace Matt Griffin, who competes in the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend. 

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Green shoots as Ireland prepares to host Archery World Championships

The real-life Arya Starks, Katniss Everdeens and William Tells will storm Killruddery House next week as the best archers in the world gather outside Bray in Co Wicklow.

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Ireland’s Paralympic heroes already looking to next goals

It was well before noon when the thick layer of green began to form.

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Rio stars get back down to club hockey business

The second season of the EY Hockey League gets underway this weekend and 11 Olympians will feature, fresh from their Rio 2016 campaign.

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Mayor scuppers Rome’s 2024 Olympics bid

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi has rejected the Italian city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics, effectively dooming the capital’s candidacy for the second time in four years.

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Million-dollar man Michael Conlan ready to follow his American dream

Michael Conlan believes his new professional deal with Top Rank will help him to replicate Conor McGregor’s huge success by tapping into the Irish-American fight market.

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Ulster stars Cathal Toal and Thomas Mackle secure impressive wins

Ulster visitors Cathal Toal and Thomas Mackle pulled off a significant double over Munster rivals at the weekend. Toal beat James Buckley at Ballincurrig in the Mick Barry Cup and Mackle beat Aidan Murphy in the Sonny O’Donovan Cup in Ardcahan.

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