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Katie Taylor wants to be ‘greatest ever’ after heroics in Baku

There was a glorious homecoming yesterday morning at Dublin Airport, where Ireland’s six medal winners at the inaugural European Games in Baku passed through the arrival gates of Terminal 1.

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Hawk set to stay above Wimbledon skies

The owner of a hawk tasked with keeping away pesky pigeons at Wimbledon has laughed off suggestions he could be replaced by a drone.

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Novak Djokovic enjoys Wimbledon tweets

Novak Djokovic was grateful for the support of a “bird from Belgrade” after a mischievous sparrow flew on to Centre Court and watched the world number one defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets at Wimbledon yesterday.

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Nicolas Roche ready for tour of duty with Sky

Nicolas Roche has been named in Team Sky’s nine-man squad for the Tour de France, which starts in Utrecht in the Netherlands on Saturday.

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Ireland face Australia after loss to hosts Belgium

Frustration abounded for the Irish men as they lost 2-1 to hosts Belgium in their final World League Round 3 group match in Antwerp.

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Howth’s Equinox on the crest of a wave

After a four-day series that delivered a full range of conditions, Howth Yacht Club’s Ross McDonald and the crew of Equinox won the Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale on Saturday.

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Kevin O'Leary, St Finbarr's Club, winning the M60 Road Race.

Speechless Damien Shaw finally gets reward after close calls in Rás

Damien Shaw was the toast of Irish cycling this weekend after he was crowned national elite road race champion for the very first time, beating many of the the country’s best amateur and professional riders on a memorable afternoon in Omagh.

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Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan edge home

Donagh Kelly and co-driver Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC) took a strong victory in the Dooley’s Hotel Raven’s Rock Rally in Waterford, round five of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

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Disappointed Chloe and Sam Magee settle for bronze in mixed doubles

Donegal brother and sister Chloe and Sam Magee settled for badminton bronze in the mixed doubles event at the European Games on Saturday.

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Dad says Katie Taylor Ireland’s greatest ever athlete

Pete Taylor believes Katie Taylor is Ireland’s greatest ever athlete and will strike gold at the Rio Olympics next year.

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Billy Walsh predicts more records for ‘fantastic’ Irish boxers

Ireland’s boxing head coach Billy Walsh declared the European Games a total success and believes this Irish team can break more records.

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Conor Niland: A life lived off broadway

When it comes to stories to tell the grandkids some day, you’re not going to trump Conor Niland.

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Chloe and Sam Magee march on with at least a bronze

Chloe and Sam Magee guaranteed Ireland a bronze medal in badminton’s mixed doubles at the European games after pushing aside Poland’s Pawel Pietryja and Aneta Wojtkowska 21-18, 21-12 in just over 30 minutes.

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Choppy seas change Kinsale picture

A penultimate day to be remembered for all the best and not so good reasons was the hallmark of the ICRA Nationals Sovereigns Cup sponsored by Cork County Council at Kinsale yesterday.

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Katie Taylor battles into final

Katie Taylor survived quite a scare to set up a European games final with Estelle Mossely in Baku today.

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Donegal ace Kelly ready to turn on the power

Donagh Kelly’s record in this season’s Triton Showers National Rally Championship is near perfect.

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Mullen dominates opening night of nationals

Ryan Mullen was last night crowned national U23 and elite time trial champion after he beat Eddie Dunbar (NFTO) and Martyn Irvine (Madison Genesis) on the opening night of this year’s championships.

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IN FULL FLIGHT: Ireland's Brendan Irvine, right, and Russia's Bator Sagaluev trade blows in yesterday's final showdown at Baku. Picture: AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

Irvine forced to settle for silver at Euro Games

Brendan Irvine slumped in disappointment as he collected his silver medal at the European games in Baku yesterday.

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Scott Evans: Needed just 22 minutes to see off Bulgaria's Blagovest Kisyov.

Magees determined to improve on bronze

Sam and Josh Magee guaranteed Ireland at least a European games badminton bronze medal, winning their men’s doubles quarter-final yesterday.

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Olympic qualifier Martin Fagan quits: ‘I woke up and didn’t want to run’

Martin Fagan, Ireland’s sole qualifier thus far for the 2016 men’s Olympic marathon in Brazil, has quit the sport.

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Nicolas Roche ’worried’ as Tour de France place in jeopardy

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche admits he is “worried” he may miss out on this year’s Tour de France amid fears Team Sky will omit him from their line-up for the race.

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Mark English eyes new record at ‘magic’ Monaco

August’s World Championships in Beijing may be the summer priority but Mark English has also earmarked the Monaco Diamond League meet in mid-July for a crack at David Matthews’ 20-year old Irish 800m record.

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Scott Evans ‘feeling good’ as Euro last 16 beckons

Scott Evans cruised into the last 16 of the European games men’s Badminton, taking less than half an hour to defeat Austria’s Gergley Krausz.

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Rising star Ryan Mullen defends title at national championships

Ryan Mullen is the big favourite to land back-to-back U23 time-trial titles tonight as this year’s national championships get underway in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.

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Focused Katie Taylor targets another golden moment

Katie Taylor bagged her 18th major medal in convincing fashion in Baku yesterday and immediately set sights on gold.

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