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Mark English back on track as World test beckons

Less than two weeks out from the World Championships in London, this was always going to be a fact-finding mission for Ciara Mageean, Mark English, Brian Gregan, and Thomas Barr, and though each of them faced a test of differing degrees of difficulty, they all passed with flying colours.

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The Tour when Dan Martin showed Grand potential

Brian Canty analyses the Tour de France’s biggest talking points...

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Ireland dig deep to seal World Cup spot

Irish hockey had a Saturday to savour as the men guaranteed their place at the 2018 World Cup while the women have to wait a few months but look well set to match their efforts.

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Late victory for Gary Kiernan in Midleton

Cavan’s Gary Kiernan (Escort) and his Limerick co-driver Keith Moriarty took a late victory in the Midleton based Imokilly Rally, round four of the PlasticBags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship after long time leaders Jonathan Pringle/James Fulton (Escort) crashed out of the lead on the penultimate stage.

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Q&A: Brian Gregan: ‘The people who know and care about you will always be there, but outside of that you get totally forgotten’

Brian Gregan had been flagged as a potential star ever since his early teens, but the Dubliner became the forgotten man of Irish athletics in recent years after a series of interruptions. However, he roared back to life at the Morton Games in Santry this month, smashing his 400m personal best to win in 45.26. Ahead of his tilt at the World Championships in London, he will compete at the Irish Senior Championships in Santry this weekend

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Time for Athletics Ireland to invest in the future

Four athletes – no matter which way you dress it up, is a number that should cause concern.

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Hockey: Harte shoot-out hero for Ireland again

Shoot-out king David Harte came to Ireland’s rescue to all but assure a first World Cup ticket since 1990 as they battled their way to victory over France at the World League in Johannesburg.

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It’s mine to lose, says Tour de France leader Chris Froome

Dan Martin is on course for his highest overall finish in six attempts at the Tour de France as he’s currently sixth on General Classification, three places higher than he ended up last year.

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Tour de France: Dan Martin fighting on but Froome standing firm

Dan Martin is closing in on Ireland’s best overall result at the Tour de France since his uncle Stephen Roche won the race 30 years ago — but he will not emulate him by claiming the yellow jersey.

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Irish rally organisers can learn from Imokilly model

Is there a lesson to be gained for Irish rally organisers from Sunday’s Midleton based Imokilly Rally? 

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Dr Ed Coughlan: We can never create another Roger Federer

There is so much to admire about Roger Federer, almost too much, only for the fact that he appears genuine in everything we see through his media commitments and conduct on court, writes Dr Ed Coughlan.

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Thomas Barr gets ‘back on track’ after season of frustration

The problem with big breakthroughs is they tend to happen only once, so in the aftermath, athletes can be left shaking their heads and scouring their training diaries to rediscover the blueprint for success.

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Ireland’s young stars ready to take on the world

As the frenzy of the Irish Championships subsides, attention once again turns to international affairs this week.

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Tour de France: ‘Disco Dan is ready to dance’

Dan Martin jumped back up to sixth overall but conceded precious time to race leader Chris Froome in yesterday’s 17th stage of the Tour de France, the Irishman now trailing by 2:37 with four stages remaining.

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Glandore to celebrate quarter century in style

A blend of history and tradition plus a more relaxed approach to racing will all be part of next week’s Cantor Fitzgerald Glandore Classics that is on course for a record entry at its 25th edition.

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Tour de France: Big setback to Dan Martin’s hopes of podium finish

Dan Martin’s hopes of a podium finish at the Tour de France were thrown off course yesterday when crosswinds decimated the field and he was one of the big losers on the 165-kilometre stage 16 from Le Puy-en-Velay to Romans sur Isere.

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Canada's Crystal blasts to national record at Cork City Sports

Canada’s Crystal Emmanuel shone brightest at the 66th edition of the Cork City Sports last night, the 25-year-old blasting to a national record of 22.50 in a race in which Bandon’s Phil Healy broke new ground with a huge personal best of 23.32.

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