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‘I finally blossomed at 60’ - Waterford athlete Joe Gough is enjoying the journey

Age is no barrier for Joe Gough. The 63-year-old Waterford athlete is a World and European Masters champion. And he isn’t ready to hang up his spikes anytime soon.

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Gold medal on way, pledges boxer Kellie Harrington

Kellie Harrington has vowed to strike gold next time out following her defeat to China’s Yang Wenlu is yesterday’s AIBA World Elite Championships 64kg final in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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Clemens Fankheuser still man to beat in wide open Rás

An Post Chain Reaction took their first win of the Rás so far this week with a trademark sprint from Aaron Gate as Clemens Fankheuser retained the yellow jersey by the skin of his teeth once again.

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Thomas Bach: I’ll keep dopers out of Rio Olympics

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has vowed to keep the dopers away from Rio after positive tests were returned on 23 athletes who competed at London 2012.

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Well-being of dogs 'is Irish Greyhound Board’s top priority'

Following a meeting between the greyhound industry, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and welfare members of the International Greyhound Forum (represented by Dogs Trust and the ISPCA), it was re-iterated that the well-being of greyhounds, including their physical and social environment, is at the core of Ireland’s greyhound industry.

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Obituary of handball player Joseph Patrick 'Joey‘ Maher: 'A moment in his time was a moment to savour’

You’ve seen them around, these crumbling old theatres of concrete and stone. The countryside is dotted with them.

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Audit reveals reveals losses of €113,493

Such was the scope of the Deloitte audit of Horse Sport Ireland that last week’s column could not give it the coverage it warranted.

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Ireland call for Glanmire Basketball quartet

The pre-eminent force in women’s basketball, Glanmire, provides four players to Ireland’s 12-person squad for the European Championships for Small Countries in Gibraltar next month.

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Motorsport: Roy White looks the man to beat as action moves to Cavan

The Triton Showers National Rally Championship reaches its midpoint on Sunday with the Hotel Kilmore Cavan Rally, the fourth round of the campaign that allows competitors pick their best six from eight events.

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Eddie Dunbar digs deep to stop Rás hopes unravelling in Sneem

Eddie Dunbar avoided disaster to stay in contention for the yellow jersey at the An Post Rás yesterday, the young Corkman battling to limit his losses to just 14 seconds after a late mechanical threatened to derail his chances.

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Katie Taylor vows to seize chance to rule the world for record sixth time

Katie Taylor has vowed to put everything on the line in Central Asia to edge a step closer to writing a chapter in the history of international women’s boxing that will probably never be surpassed.

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‘Delighted’ Katie Taylor books Olympics spot after tough duel

Katie Taylor qualified for her second successive Olympics after subduing battling Mexican lightweight Victoria Torres at the World Women’s Elite Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan yesterday.

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Sergiu Ciobanu ‘robbed’ claim rejected

Athletics Ireland has rejected the suggestion by Irish marathoner Sergiu Ciobanu that his Moldovan background counted against him in the decision to omit him from the Olympic marathon team.

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European medalists cut down to size in Munster

Kings of Europe cut down to size in Munster.

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Hard work pays as Eoin Morton pulls off shock victory in Charleville

Eoin Morton claimed one of the most remarkable stages of the An Post Rás for many a year yesterday when he edged erstwhile breakaway man and fellow county rider Bryan McCrystal (Louth ASEA/Wheelkworx) at the end of a nail-biting journey from Multyfarnham to Charleville.

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Determined Katie Taylor now just one step from Rio Olympics

Katie Taylor will book a ticket for Rio 2016 if she beats Mexico’s Victoria Torres this afternoon – and she could also qualify if she loses.

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Heartbroken Sergiu Ciobanu set to appeal after ‘unfair’ Olympics omission

Irish marathon runner Sergiu Ciobanu says he “feels robbed” after Athletics Ireland chose to omit him from the Olympic team last night in favour of Paul Pollock.

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