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Kinsale provides respite for Irish sailing season

While the opening regattas of the main Irish sailing season have proven to be robust affairs, it fell to Kinsale and the opening races of the O’Leary Life Sovereigns Cup to provide some respite yesterday.

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Flier Mullen the fancy for cycling TT

Ryan Mullen is the hottest of favourites for the Elite national time-trial championships that take place in Wexford today — though defending champion Nicolas Roche will pose a huge threat.

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Financial woe leaves Irish hockey out in the cold

Hockey Ireland chief executive Jerome Pels says the lack of a viable international stadium and the organisation’s financial history – rather than performance levels – scuppered Ireland’s hopes of being part of the Pro League.

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Irish boxing chiefs set to dust down the Odessa file

Irish boxing chiefs will be dusting down the Odessa file to check out Kurt Walker’s semi-final opponent at the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Successful seniors head for Cork regatta

Following another successful weekend for Rowing Ireland, this time at World Cup II in Poznan, Poland, the focus returns to domestic rowing, with the Cork City Regatta taking place this weekend at the National Rowing Centre.

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Tensions mount over axing of Cork basketball programme

Ladies basketball officials in Cork are facing local protests and strong criticism from Basketball Ireland over a proposal to axe funding for the sport’s local development programme, run by UCC Demons star Ciarán O’Sullivan.

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McComb shocks world champion

Sean McComb is putting his trust in Irish head coach Zaur Antia and team after sensationally beating Russia’s World Elite light-welter champion Vitaly Dunaystev to qualify for the World Championships from the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine yesterday.

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Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett retain crown after thrilling win

Defending champions Donegal’s Manus Kelly (Subaru WRC) co-driven by Donall Barrett took back-to-back wins on an exciting Joule Donegal International Rally. 

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Wedding bells to follow after Paddy Barnes’ title triumph

Wedding bells will chime for Paddy Barnes next month, meaning the three-time Olympian will rest until September after the final bell rang on his first professional title success last Saturday night.

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Q&A: Ciara Mageean: ‘A world medal — I’d give my right arm for it’

Flagged as a great Irish middle-distance hope since winning silver at the World Youth Championships in 2009, Ciara Mageean has been hampered by severe injury. But the Portaferry native made good on her talent last July, with a 1,500m bronze medal at the European Championships in Amsterdam.

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Silvio Olteanu says Paddy Barnes in for shock

Paddy Barnes is in for a shock tonight, according to former world-title challenger Silvio Olteanu ahead of their WBO European flyweight title clash in Belfast. The pair headline a Waterfront Hall fight bill that will be broadcast live on BoxNation, with two-time Olympic medallist Barnes challenging for his first professional belt, which ensures a world ranking for the winner, in just his third paid bout.

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Motorsport: Kellys lead home charge in Donegal

The first day of the Joule Donegal International Rally in Letterkenny was a battle of the Kellys — Frosses driver Donagh Kelly and Letterkenny’s Manus Kelly — while Fermanagh’s Garry Jennings remains very much in touch.

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