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GAA Podcast: Davy Fitz's grand plan, Tipp focus and Cody's worries after worst ever defeat

John Fogarty reviews the Allianz Hurling League weekend with Colm O'Connor on PaperTalk.

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Thrillers as Ciara Neville and Phil Healy lead the charge

Ciara Neville (Emerald) kept her cool to clinch gold after a poor start in the women’s 60m while Phil Healy (Bandon) secured the European standard for the 400m on a weekend full of back stories and close finishes at the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in Abbotstown, Dublin.

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Mark Downey collects gold while Lydia Gurley follows up with bronze

Ireland’s Mark Downey won a gold medal in the 30k points race at the UCI Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia, over the weekend while Lydia Gurley followed up 24 hours later with a bronze in the women’s 10k scratch race.

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Thomas McCarthy promises to return stronger and better than ever

Mayfield teenager Thomas McCarthy has promised to learn from his first National Elite Championship final bout and “be back better”, while Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine has backed head coach Zaur Antia to get Irish boxing back on track.

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Mark Scannell happy as Glanmire hit back

Team Ambassador UCC Glanmire returned to winning ways in the Women’s Super League after an impressive 93-71 victory over Cork rivals Singleton’s Supervalu Brunell.

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Railway Union put dent in Cork C of I’s title challenge

It was moving day at both ends of the men’s EY Hockey League with a slew of surprise results on Saturday.

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Q&A: Irish squash player Arthur Gaskin - ‘It’s great to get to travel, to play a sport you love'

Arthur Gaskin won his fifth Irish Senior squash title last weekend. The 32-year-old from Co Carlow has lived and trained in America since 2013, and moved to Orlando, Florida, before Christmas. Interview by Stephen Barry.

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National Indoor Athletics: Open road as Ciara Neville puts dark days behind her

Ciara Neville’s life in the fast lane seemed to be running on fumes long before the Castletroy teenager had even gotten into top gear but a hard edge and support now sees her on the cusp of her first senior international championship.

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Boxing: Joe Ward gets back to winning ways claiming first Irish title since 2014

Joe Ward last night hailed his first Irish title win since 2014 as the start of his journey back to international success.

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Athletics: Fearghal Curtin times it perfectly to win Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships

A brilliantly executed race saw Fearghal Curtin win his first senior title at the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships which took place for the second year at Tramore Valley Park.

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Basketball: Swords bid to keep title dreams alive against DCU

Swords Thunder coach Dave Baker is hoping his side’s Men’s Super League title challenge remains on track tomorrow as they travel to play fellow Dublin side DCU Saints.

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Hockey: Harlequins on another marathon mission

Last Saturday morning, Naomi Carroll left her home in Cratloe, Co. Clare and pointed the car in the direction of Cork, where her Harlequins team saw off Pembroke Wanderers 3-0 to keep their EY Hockey League title challenge alive.

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Darren O’Neill hopes to inspire a new golden generation for Irish boxing

All may have appeared to have changed utterly in Irish boxing, but the presence of veteran Darren O’Neill in tonight’s National Elite Championship finals is both a link to glories of the recent past as well as the possibility of a brighter future.

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On the quiet lanes and roads of Cork, road bowling is surviving in changed times

Time was that road bowling wasn’t so much a tradition in Cork as a birthright. It’s a sport surviving in changed times and changed lives, but only just. Isn’t there an onus on us all to preserve native tradition and heritage?

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Athletics: Ciara Mageean left frustrated in Athlone after fifth place finish

Ciara Mageean couldn’t hide her disappointment after a fifth place finish in the women’s 1500m in 4:12.46 on an exciting night of athletics at the Athlone International Grand Prix. Athletics

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Joe Ward out to lead post-Rio Irish boxing revival

Joe Ward wants to be the “driving force” behind a post-Rio Irish boxing revival following an exodus of star names to the professional ranks.

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Rowing: Kerry Head of the River back after seven years

More good news for Munster rowing: The Kerry Head of the River returns after a seven-year absence. 

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