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Rob Heffernan rues Russia’s absence at the Rio Olympics

Rob Heffernan has claimed that the race-walking events at the Rio Olympics will not be the same given the absence of Russian athletes.

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Relay hero Phil Healy reverts to 100m and edges out her sister in season’s best time

Phil Healy returned to her roots yesterday evening to claim her first Cork City Sports victory.

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Dustin Brown digs deep to set up clash with Nick Kyrgios

Dustin Brown thrilled Wimbledon’s fans once again yesterday and is now looking forward to putting on a show against good friend Nick Kyrgios.

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Irish basketball sides triumph in Euro outings

Ireland’s first Senior International in European Competition since 2009 ended in a win as the Women’s side beat Wales 84-43 in the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries in Gibraltar.

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Death of boxing legend Freddie Gilroy

Irish boxing legend Freddie Gilroy died yesterday aged 80.

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Broken wrist rules Irish captain Orla O’Reilly out of Euros

Ireland’s Women’s captain Orla O’Reilly has been ruled out of this week’s FIBA European Championships for Small Countries with a broken wrist.

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European hopeful Eoin Everard leads Irish challenge at Cork IT

Cork City Sports meet director Joe Hartnett is extremely satisfied with the depth of talent assembled for the 65th edition of the event despite this year’s meet clashing with a number of national trials.

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Killian Kingston the Munster senior bowling champion

Killian Kingston is Munster senior bowling champion following a tremendously exciting contest with Edmond Sexton at Lyre yesterday.

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Nicolas Roche lands national double

Nicolas Roche was crowned elite national road race champion, for the second time in his career, yesterday. His typically swashbuckling performance saw off the field in wretched conditions.

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Mark English and Thomas Barr daring to dream

For Olympic hopefuls, Mark English and Thomas Barr, the last few months had been nothing short of a nightmare, but the two great hopes for Irish athletics are now daring to dream once again.

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Mark Scannell: Irish basketballers courting Europe once again

Compared to Euro 2016, or the World U20 rugby final, or the decisive third test in South Africa, Ireland’s return to the international basketball arena seems like small potatoes. Perhaps it is. But it’s an important small step for the sport in this country, and for the women’s team preparing for the FIBA tournament in Gibraltar. Coach Mark Scannell put it in context.

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Dean Gardiner can book Ireland's ninth Olympic boxing place

Dean Gardiner could increase Ireland’s Olympic boxing contingent to nine with victory in Baku today after a 3-0 unanimous decision points victory in his semi-final yesterday.

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Josh Moffett leads Irish challenge in Scotland

Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Ford Fiesta R5) and Antrim’s Desi Henry (Skoda Fabia R5) carry the Irish challenge into tomorrow’s Scottish Rally in Dumfries, Round 4 of the British Rally Championship.

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Derval O'Rourke: I feel exhausted by stories of cheating and corruption. It’s worn me down

THE next seven weeks is an incredibly important time in the life of any Irish athlete that has aspirations of toeing the line at the Olympic Games, writes Derval O’Rourke

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Roche puts Tour disappointment aside to claim time-trial crown

Nicolas Roche is the new national time-trial champion after storming to a fantastic win in Kilcullen, Co Kildare last night.

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Magnificent Roche claims time-trial title in Kildare

Nicolas Roche is the new national time-trial champion after storming to a fantastic win in Kilcullen, Co Kildare last night.

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