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Tommy Byrne: The greatest driver you never heard of

Very few sporting lives have skirted as often, or as wilfully, with drama and danger as Tommy Byrne’s.

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Nico Rosberg move no surprise to Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton insisted yesterday he was not surprised that long-running rival Nico Rosberg has brought the curtain down on his Formula One career.

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Motorpsport: Barrett hoping to go down a storm in Killarney

A year ago, Tyrone’s Ryan Barrett (Ford Escort) was set to sample the challenge of some of the classic Killarney stages until Storm Desmond forced the cancellation of the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally.

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Basketball: Scannell rallies Glanmire for cup quarter-final trip to Wildcats

Champions Team Ambassador UCC Glanmire face a tricky test away to WIT Wildcats in the pick of the weekend’s National Cup quarter-finals.

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Thomas Barr the star amid Irish athletics royalty

There was never any doubt that Thomas Barr would win the athlete of the year award at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards yesterday.

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Margaret Cremen and Cathal Cummins come out on top at UL indoors

As December arrives, winter training of weights, circuits and hours on the rowing machine is now becoming the norm for rowers across the country. 

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Minister will use ‘stick’ to enforce gender balance regulations

Minister of State for Sport Patrick O’Donovan says he is prepared to “use a stick” to make sports bodies fulfil some of their responsibilities around gender balance.

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Remembering Ronnie Delany’s ‘great day’

Tomorrow is the 60th anniversary of Ronnie Delany’s gold medal in the 1,500m at the Olympic Games in Melbourne. His is among the greatest Irish sporting stories ever told, and maybe the most often told. But the charm of a sporting icon keeps it fresh.

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Leo Santa Cruz vows to dethrone Carl Frampton in Vegas rematch

To say Leo Santa Cruz was comfortable in Belfast yesterday may be misleading, but the Mexican former three-weight world champion was certainly taking comfort from personal events away from the hype that goes with prize-fighting.

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James O’Donovan keeps on rolling as he sees off Killian Kingston

The James O’Donovan juggernaut continued in the Co-Action benefit in Casteltownkenneigh where he beat Killian Kingston. Brothers Aidan and David Murphy beat Martin Coppinger and Séamus Sexton in the opening score there.

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Fionnuala McCormack leads Irish Cross Country charge

Fionnuala McCormack will again lead Irish hopes at the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy on December 11.

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Tralee Warriors take major scalp in UCD Marian

Tralee Warriors produced the shock of the weekend in the Men’s Super League, defeating UCD Marian on a night to remember at the Tralee Sports complex. 

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Beating Lewis Hamilton to win World championship Nico Rosberg’s crowning glory

An emotional Nico Rosberg admitted that beating his long-term rival Lewis Hamilton to the world championship made his maiden Formula One title triumph all the more satisfying.

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Katie Taylor to fight in US before Croke Park bout

Promoter Eddie Hearn talked the talk after former Olympic boxing champion, Katie Taylor, walked the walk in her professional debut win in London on Saturday night.

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Fionnuala McCormack and Shona Heaslip power to fine victories

While Fionnuala McCormack was busy making her mark at the 35th Cross Internacional de la Constituciónin Spain, Shona Heaslip was causing a stir at the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus yesterday.

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Donagh Kelly will keep Fiesta R5 in plans despite slide

Although Donagh Kelly’s debut in a Ford Fiesta R5 lasted just shy of the halfway mark in the Grizedale Rally in Cumbria, the Donegal driver was impressed with the car and has vowed to give it consideration in his plans for next season.

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Aidan O’Shea’s All Star sacrifice pays off for Ej Sligo All-Stars

Five talking points from the weekend in Irish basketball.

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