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Ireland’s AFL stars get back to business

A few high-profile footy players have returned home, but with nine Irish players set to feature, there will be plenty of interest in in the 2015 AFL season, which kicks off this morning in Melbourne.

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Irish starlet Ryan Mullen eyes gold standard at cycling world championship

One of the country’s brightest young talents, Ryan Mullen, has set himself some lofty goals this year with a gold medal in the World Championships in September top of his priority list.

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Boylesports warrant credit for colossal bonus for greyhound racing ‘triple crown’

Late last year, when the movement of the dates for the Laurels was first mooted, there was some talk of the possibility of a bonus being put in place to reward any greyhound which could win the newly arranged Curraheen Classic and go on to land the English Derby.

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Misspent youth? Snooker could soon be taught in schools

The former manager of world champion Mark Selby is campaigning to put snooker on the UK curriculum.

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McGregor reveals drug fears ahead of world title shot

Conor McGregor’s single greatest fear – maybe his only one as he prepares to take on champion Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight belt in Las Vegas in July - is that his Brazilian opponent will fail a drug test that results in the fight being cancelled.

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McGregor caught out by notorious lack of cúpla focal

Conor McGregor’s critics have at least been consistent. All talk, not enough action, they say.

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Mark Dowling plays down prospects of securing back-to-back titles

Kerry Group Rás Mumhan champion Mark Dowling has played down his chances of repeating his heroics of 12 months ago when the race rolls out of Killorglin on Friday.

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Paddy Barnes needs one win to qualify for Rio - but not just any old win

A win by either a unanimous or split decision, KO or TKO will qualify Paddy Barnes for his third successive Olympiad from his last World Series of Boxing (WSB) fights in Venezuela on April 18.

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Toto Wolff worried by Ferrari progress

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has conceded to being a worried man in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s Malaysian Grand Prix victory.

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Banbridge goalkeeper Gareth Lennox celebrates after the Senior Men's Cup final at the National Hockey Stadium, UCD.

Cork Church of Ireland’s fairytale journey derailed

 

Cork Church of Ireland’s fairytale Irish Senior Cup journey ended in extra-time heartbreak as Banbridge claimed their first title since 1986 at Belfield yesterday.

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Emotional Sebastian Vettel enjoys ‘dream’ win in Malaysia

An emotional Sebastian Vettel struggled to contain his delight after his “dream” victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday.

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Ennis delighted with second

Eventer Sarah Ennis was “delighted” with her second place in the three-star class at Burgham Market in Northumberland yesterday, but even more so with the manner in which it was achieved.

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Hawaii ends Braedon’s winning run

The main action of the weekend took place in Limerick, where the semi-finals of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial took place, and Rural Hawaii set the standard when readily accounting for the previously unbeaten Droopys Braedon.

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Team Montenotte Hotel celebrate their play-off victory over Brunell at NUI Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk

Montenotte enjoy double delight

Team Montenotte retained their Premier Women’s national league title following a 77-64 win over Cork rivals Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell. 

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Crescent College at last taste national success

Crescent College Comprehensive became just the third Munster school to taste national glory in 20 years as they claimed the Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championships in Galway yesterday. 

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Donagh Kelly

Donagh Kelly bids for four wins on the trot

There is another capacity entry for a round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship with the Midland Moto Rally in Roscommon providing the latest episode of the eight round series. 

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The Big Interview: Andy Lee, boxer

Winning a world championship was a dream for Andy Lee, all the more so after two major career-threatening defeats and then the passing of his legendary mentor Emanuel ‘Manny’ Steward. 

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Take Pine for starters

A very tough card greets patrons at Curraheen Park tonight but Kathrynspinefern gets the nap selection to make the most of a winning opportunity in the opening race.

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