Derek McGarrity close to landing eighth Northern title

As the curtain falls on the already decided Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship in tomorrow’s McKelvey Asbestos Bushwhacker Rally in Omagh, the outcome ...

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Sergio Garcia honours flawless round to slain compatriot Celia Barquin Arozamena

Sergio Garcia dedicated an encouraging start in his Ryder Cup warm-up event to Celia Barquin Arozamena, the promising young Spanish golfer who was murdered on a ...

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O'Connor clinches Ireland's place in world final

O'Connor's clear puts him as a leading contender for an individual medal in fifth place.

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Jonny Bruton’s return as well as in-form John Jermyn will boost Cork C of I league prospects

Jonny Bruton’s return to Cork C of I after almost a decade away has given strong hope to the Garryduff outfit that they can make an impact this year in the ...

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Cork’s growing Wolfpack rolls on despite lack of funding

Around the time D3: The Mighty Ducks hit the cinemas, the idea of a Cork inline hockey club became a reality for Victor O’Brien and his friends.

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WADA approves controversial deal to lift Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s suspension

In a move that will dismay many athletes and anti-doping experts, WADA’s ExCo backed the compromise deal on RUSADA reinstatement by nine votes to two.

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Martin Coppinger out of King of Roads after suffering foot injury

Martin Coppinger is out of the King of the Roads. He suffered a serious foot injury while training, which will require surgery and puts him out of bowling until ...

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Dermot McElroy still in qualifying hunt at Euro Q-School

Dermot McElroy remains in contention to progress to the next stage of the European Tour qualifying school at the halfway point of the first stage event at Stoke ...

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Anthony Joshua wary of Alexander Povetkin’s threat

The pair go head-to-head on Saturday night.

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Sailing: Masters of the laser take over Dublin Bay

If proof was needed that sailing is a ‘lifelong’ sport, a glance at last week’s Laser Masters World Championships at Dun Laoghaire is all that’s ...

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Row over Russian anti-doping agency’s reinstatement grows as WADA D-Day looms

The IAAF’s athletes commission is the latest group to urge WADA to hold the line on Russia but it looks in vain as the IOC groups backs the deal.

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Road To Riches among almost 40 Gigginstown horses sold

Former Gold Cup third Road To Riches could return to Cheltenham this autumn after changing hands at Doncaster on Wednesday.

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Nadal pulls out of China Open and Shanghai Masters with knee trouble

The world number one met with doctors in Barcelona on Monday.

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'I want to help you': Umpire suspended after Nick Kyrgios pep talk

The umpire was heard to tell the Australian player: “I want to help you”.

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Dermot McElroy makes strong start to Q-School qualifier

Dermot McElroy made a promising start in his bid to earn a European Tour card with a strong four-under 67 in the opening round of the first stage qualifying school ...

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Killian Kingston marches on as bad luck with walking stick fells Colm Rafferty

The line-up and draw for Hurley’s of Midleton King of the Roads 2018 were resolved on Saturday when Killian Kingston beat Colm Rafferty in the last of the ...

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Rodrigo Pessoa rallies the troops at World Equestrian Games

Another chapter in what has already been a memorable World Equestrian Games for Ireland will be written in North Carolina over the next few days when the show jumpers ...

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Gavin Cromwell eyeing Naas return for Espoir D’Allen

Espoir D’Allen is likely to make his seasonal reappearance in the Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas on November 10.

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Homeless man charged in stabbing death of champion golfer in Iowa

Ms Barquin was found on Monday morning in a pond at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, about 30 miles north of Des Moines.

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5 things you may not know about Alexander Povetkin

Background on Anthony Joshua’s next challenger.

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'Deeply worrying': Sport Ireland calls for WADA to maintain strict conditions on Russian Anti-Doping Agency

Sport Ireland have joined the chorus asking that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency not be reinstated.

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury press conference scheduled for Monday

The pair are set to go head-to-head in the ring later this year.

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Murder charge after Spanish golfer found dead on Iowa course

The 22-year-old golfer, who won the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship in July, was a student at Iowa State University.

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Billy Joe Saunders charged with misconduct over ‘sickening’ video

The British Boxing Board of Control will stage a hearing next week to investigate the incident.

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Golf in over the last decade a changing landscape for better - and for worse

Ten years on from the publication of his book, Hooked, Kevin Markham looks at how golf in Ireland has evolved.

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Ballymena’s Dermot McElroy on quest for Tour card

Ballymena’s Dermot McElroy this morning begins his bid to earn a European Tour card when he tees it up in Suffolk at qualifying school.

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Tipp hurling heroes help Nenagh to golfing glory

Hurling legends Dinny Ryan and Noel O’Dwyer secured another All-Ireland title for Tipperary as Nenagh beat Nuremore to win the All-Ireland Inter-Club Four-Ball ...

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Ireland’s facilities and support miles behind, warns rowing chief

Rowing Ireland are “miles behind” their competitors in terms of capital and staff despite success at the World Championships, says CEO Michelle Carpenter. ...

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Buffalo Bills corner back Vontae Davis quits at half-time as ‘reality hit me hard’

Buffalo Bills corner back Vontae Davis retired at half-time in Sunday’s defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers before admitting: “Reality hit me hard.” ...

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Ireland hold nerve to claim eventing silver

The Irish eventing team kept their nerve to hold onto the silver medal on the final day of the eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina ...

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'There was nothing lucky about this' - Irish Eventing team qualifies for Olympics after silver in storm-hit World games

The manager of the Irish Eventing team has said "there was nothing lucky" about their silver medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games in the US today.

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O'Donovan brothers planning for Olympics as they enjoy Cork homecoming after winning World golds

A night out on the town set the O'Donovan brothers up for the best strokes of their life with Gary and Paul being met by up to 100 supporters at Cork Airport this ...

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Ireland claim first ever team medal at World Equestrian Games

Ireland have won their first ever team medal at the World Equestrian Games.

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Trainer Enzo Calzaghe dies aged 69

He also experienced world-title success with Welsh fighters Gavin Rees and Enzo Maccarinelli.

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Irish champion JJ McDonagh gets shot at Chris Eubank Jr

“I’m a fighting man from a fighting family of generations of fighters. I am going to knock him out!”

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Lewis Hamilton wants to secure F1 title in style by winning every race

The 33-year-old is 40 points clear of rival Sebastian Vettel.

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Irish eventing team in silver-medal position heading into show jumping decider

A flawless cross-country performance on Saturday has the Irish eventing team holding the silver-medal position going into today's show jumping decider at the world ...

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Irish tennis legend steps down from Fed Cup captaincy

Irish tennis legend Yvonne Doyle will step down from her role as non-Playing Captain of the Irish Fed Cup Team in order to focus on work and family.

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Lewis Hamilton urging caution, despite extending championship lead in Singapore

Hamilton has a 40-point lead over Sebastian Vettel.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan gives trophy to fan after winning Shanghai Masters

The 42-year-old beat Barry Hawkins 11-9.

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Shane Ross gaffe goes viral after 'Dominant' Puspure's World gold medal

There were red faces at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport following Sanita Puspure’s win in Bulgaria.

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5 things we learned from the Singapore Grand Prix

Hamilton has moved 40 points clear of his title rival Sebastian Vettel.

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Wu Ashun makes history as he reels in Chris Wood to claim KLM Open win

Wu Ashun was proud to become the most successful Chinese player in European Tour history as he birdied the last to beat England’s Chris Wood into second at ...

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Josh Moffet wins but Declan Boyle in pole for national honours

Although Monaghan’s Josh Moffett (Ford Fiesta WRC) won the Clare Rally, the penultimate round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship, he faces an ...

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David Lemieux’s left spikes O’Sullivan with brutal early knock-out

As the normal chaos of a Saturday night in Las Vegas began to kick off around him, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was content sipping a cup of tea. It ...

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O’Donovans and Puspure celebrate golden moments at World Rowing Championships

Double gold for Ireland was the climax of an historic weekend at the world championships in Bulgaria where Sanita Puspure and the O’Donovan brothers finally ...

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AUDIO: O’Donovan brothers' victory helped inspire me, says Sanita Puspure

Sanita Puspure paid tribute to her fellow Irish rowers following her gold medal win at the World Championships today - admitting that the feeling hasn't quite sunk ...

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High drama as Chris Wood sees KLM Open slip through his fingers

Chris Wood paid the price for a double bogey on the back nine as Wu Ashun held his nerve to win the KLM Open.

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Lewis Hamilton increases stranglehold on F1 title with Singapore win

Lewis Hamilton has taken another major step towards winning his fifth world championship after a commanding victory at the Singapore Grand Prix.

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'A fantastic achievement': Gold for Sanita Puspure at the World Rowing Championships

Sanita Puspure has won gold in the women's single sculls final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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