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Ireland's Shane O' Driscoll and Mark O' Donovan who finished fifth in yesterday's light-weight semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships .

Day of near misses for Irish but Olympic qualification hopes still alive

It was a day of narrow misses for the Irish crews at the World Rowing Championships, although Olympic qualification remains very attainable for three boats in France’s Lac d’Aiguebelette.

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Jenson Button calls for closed cockpits

Jenson Button has called for the immediate introduction of closed cockpits in single-seater motor-racing to avoid any further fatalities.

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Nicolas Roche: Up to 21st place overall afteryesterday's stage.

Van Poppel wins as Roche gains a place

Nicolas Roche moved up one place to 21st overall at the Vuelta A Espana after yesterday’s 12th stage of the race to Lleida, the Team Sky man not getting amongst the sprint that decided the day.

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Michael O’Brien aims to hit top gear in Enniskillen

With consistent performances on the opening four rounds of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship, London-based Cork driver Michael O’Brien (Ford Focus WRC) makes another trip across the Irish Sea for tomorrow’s TuffMac Trailers Lakeland Rally in Enniskillen. The event also counts towards the Northern Ireland McGrady Insurance and Carryduff Forklift Championship.

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Dominic Magnone, sponsor, presenting the Greyhound and Petworld A1 525 Stake trophy to J J Fennelly, Killeagh, following Burgess Rumble's win in the final at Curraheen Park on Saturday.

Curraheen off to good start on TurfTV

On Tuesday night Curraheen Park hosted the first of its meetings being beamed live into the betting shops, and from the outside looking in it must be said it went well.

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Sanita Puspure advances to semi-finals

Rowing Olympian Sanita Puspure advanced to the semi-finals of the single sculls on a remarkable day for the Irish at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France yesterday.

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Nicolas Roche’s Vuelta challenge fades in Andorra heat

Nicolas Roche’s hopes of bettering his best performance in a Grand Tour are over for another year after he lost over 14 minutes on a hellishly hard day in Andorra.

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Champ Marin Cilic takes inspiration from ‘special’ court to advance at US Open

Defending champion Marin Cilic powered his way into the third round of the US Open with a 6-2 6-3 7-5 victory over Russian Evgeny Donskoy in Flushing Meadows last night.

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Nicolas Roche expects pain in Spain on Vuelta’s toughest day

Nicolas Roche is bracing himself for one of the hardest stages of a Grand Tour in his professional career today when the 11th stage of the Vuelta A Espana sees the riders tackle over 5,000 metres of climbing en route to a summit finish in Andorra.

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Andy Lee’s world title defence is called off again

Andy Lee’s world middleweight title defence against Billy Joe Saunders has been postponed again but there is no chance of the rearranged fight being staged in Ireland, according to promoter Frank Warren.

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Ruthless Roger Federer storms to US Open second round

Roger Federer looked in fine form as he powered to the second round at the US Open at Flushing Meadows last night.

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Nicolas Roche recovers from heavy fall

Nicolas Roche had a day he’s unlikely to forget on stage 10 of the Vuelta a Espana yesterday when he came down in a crash and was forced into a frantic chase to preserve fourth overall on the general classification.

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Billy Walsh future being dealt with ‘urgently’, says IABA

Billy Walsh “has not tendered his resignation”, according to a statement issued by the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) last night.

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Ireland must wait for green light for Rio Olympics

Sponsorless, under-funded and waiting on others to decide their Olympic fate — yet the Irish men’s hockey team are one of the country’s most successful Irish national sides in any sport in 2015.

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Andy Murray body language remains a major weakness, warns Mats Wilander

Seven-time major champion Mats Wilander is backing Andy Murray to win two or three more grand slams but says the Scot’s body language is still a key weakness against the top players.

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Peadar Hurson leads all the way in Galway Summer Rally

Warrenpoint driver Peadar Hurson secured a splendid victory in the 4x4 Exporter Galway Summer Rally, the penultimate round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship.

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Nicolas Roche drops down a place in Spain

Nicolas Roche dropped to fourth overall at the Vuelta A Espana yesterday, 24 hours after fellow Irishman Dan Martin crashed out.

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Robert Heffernan happy with fighting fifth at World Championships

Robert Heffernan finished a fighting fifth in the men’s 50km race walk in 3:44:17 in a brave bid to defend his world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, while Ireland’s men’s 4x400m relay team set a national record.

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Burgess Rumble bags Curraheen prize with plenty to spare

The Greyhound & Petworld A1 525, with a winner’s prize of €5,000, featured on a great card on Saturday night at Curraheen, and ultra-reliable Laurels runner-up Burgess Rumble landed the spoils in some style.

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Ballymac Matt continues to dominate at Irish Greyhound Derby

Three weeks down, three more to go in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby and, of the first half of the classic, one thing is certain: Ballymac Matt has been dominant.

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Ireland stun England to claim hockey bronze but must wait to discover Olympic fate

The waiting game begins for Ireland after they concluded their best ever year in international hockey with a remarkable Unibet EuroHockey Championship bronze medal on Saturday.

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IOC rule out extra place for Ireland at Rio olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ruled out any chance of an extra place being created for Ireland in the show jumping competition at next year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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