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Irish sprinter Ciara Neville strikes gold in Tbilisi

Ciara Neville won gold yesterday in the 100m final at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is upheld

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback’s role in the ‘deflategate’ scandal.

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Paul Brady resolved to rule the world again

There were points along the way when Paul Brady considered cashing in his handball chips and walking away with his earnings.

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Max Verstappen sets sights on passing driving test after Formula One fourth

Formula One rookie Max Verstappen will now set his sights on passing his driving test after finishing fourth in Sunday’s eventful Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Josie Knight ready to take on the world

Though there were plenty of contenders, including Sam Bennett and Eddie Dunbar, Dingle woman Josie Knight was perhaps the breakthrough Irish cyclist of 2014.

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Up close and personal: the evolution of the sporting huddle

Some striking images of pre-game get-togethers.

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Neptune exit Basketball Premier League

Blue Demons secretary Troy O’Mahony has denied that the club poached Roy Downey from Neptune, after a Neptune statement implied the departure of Downey was a key reason for the storied Cork side’s departure from the top tier of Irish basketball.

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Spike O’Sullivan hoping to join Thomond showdown

Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan is hoping to fly the Cork flag high above Thomond Park on September 19 and secure a world title shot against the winner of the main event in the process.

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Big concerns for John Bracewell

In his first press conference as the new Irish cricket coach in April, John Bracewell admitted he had coveted the job long before Phil Simmons left for the West Indies.

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Peadar Hurson dominates as Kerry duo put in fine effort

Former National Rally champion, Warrenpoint’s Peadar Hurson (Subaru WRC), and his Monaghan co-driver Damien Connolly took a start to finish victory in the POC NI Distribution Tyrone Rally.

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Emotional Sebastian Vettel dedicates win to Jules Bianchi

An emotional Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to Jules Bianchi by dedicating his thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix triumph to the fallen Formula One star.

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Ace books Derby ticket

Mimis Ace, trained by John Kiely for Maura Kiely, Blackrock, earned his ticket to the Boylesports Irish Derby by taking Saturday night’s final of the trial stake at Curraheen Park in great style.

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Nicolas Roche revels in Chris Froome win

Nicolas Roche became just the third Irishman in history to be part of a win at the Tour de France when he helped ensure teammate Chris Froome’s overall victory on yesterday’s final stage of the race into Paris.

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Q&A: The Froome Debate

Q:

Who is he and where did he come from?

 

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Ireland ready to banish memories of orange crush

Ireland meet The Netherlands in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier semi-finals at Malahide today still haunted by the memory of Bangladesh 2014.

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Chris Bryan opens Irish world championship campaign

The 2015 Fina World Championships begins in the Russian republic of Tatarstan today and Chris Bryan will be the first of the Irish in action when he competes in the men’s 10K open water swim on Monday.

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‘The Italians are the Formula One of the fishing world. They’ll be coming in their Armani suits’

Angler Michael Patton became the first Irishman to win back-to-back gold medals as part of the Home Nations Boat team. The Donegal native is now looking forward to the World Championships, which will be held in Bundoran this September.

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Switch to inside should do the trick for Rio

Quite a difficult card for punters tonight at Curraheen Park, where the feature is the final of the Boylesports Greyhound Derby Trial Stake, supported by the Laurels Restaurant A3 525 decider.

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Usain Bolt back with a bang in London

Usain Bolt blew away any fears about his fitness and fired a major warning to Justin Gatlin as he blasted to his fastest 100 metres of the year on his return to London’s Olympic Stadium last night.

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Yohan Blake delights at Morton Games

Morton Stadium danced a Jamaican beat last night as Yohan Blake set a new stadium record of 10.12 seconds as he continues his return to the top of the athletics tree.

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Vincenzo Nibali celebrates but Chris Froome not impressed

Vincenzo Nibali punched the air to celebrate his first win of the race this year, Chris Froome then launched a tirade at the stage winner for the manner in which he won and Nairo Quintana almost collapsed in a heap from exertion after breathing fresh life into the Tour de France.

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