Joker 2 has last laugh in Beaufort Cup

The wide grins on every crew member from bow to stern were easy to spot as Joker 2 approached the Beaufort Cup finishing-line for the Fastnet Race off Roche’s ...

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Open Championship Diary: Koepka reminisces on rookie European adventures

Brooks Koepka may have collected more than €1.8m for his US Open victory at Shinnecock Hills a month ago but the world number four revealed yesterday that he ...

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Back in the hunt, it could be Tiger time again

After three years away from The Open due to a series of back surgeries, Tiger Woods really could not have picked a better time to make his return to the game’s ...

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Dan Martin impresses as Le Tour heads for the Alps

Julian Alaphilippe became the first French stage winner in this year’s Tour de France, the 26-year-old taking a fine solo victory on stage 10 yesterday.

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Healy’s big move pays dividend

Leaving Cork was a wrench for Phil Healy, but the parting has been made bearable by the Bandon AC athlete’s progress since moving to Waterford and working ...

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Shane Lowry out to settle score after three missed cuts

Three missed cuts in his last three Open Championship appearances have not rendered Shane Lowry a bad player of links golf and the Irishman is relishing the opportunity ...

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Few 'home' comforts as players crash and Burn at at Carnoustie's 18th

They call the 18th hole “Home”. Talk to those professionals who have to negotiate the 499-yard par four at the end of a tough day on the most difficult ...

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Joshua in fiery face-off with Miller ahead of Povetkin bout

The British heavyweight returns to fight at Wembley in September.

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Equestrian: Big guns back in action for German showpiece

The annual German equestrian festival at Aachen takes centre stage this week with Ireland contesting the showjumping nations cup and dressage rider Judy Reynolds ...

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Séamus Ó Tuama: Cian Boyle beats Denis O’Driscoll to set up final showdown against John O’Rourke

Cian Boyle will face John O’Rourke in what promises to be a brilliant Munster Junior A final at Glanworth on Friday night.

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Dan Martin seventh on stage 10 as Greg Van Avermaet extends Tour de France lead

Greg Van Avermaet extended his lead in the yellow jersey with a superb ride as Julian Alaphilippe won stage 10 of the Tour de France.

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Meet the Irishman leading the Formula 3 Cup Championship

Former Irish Young Racing Driver of the Year Cian Carey promises he is “not getting ahead” of himself despite securing his fourth win of the Formula ...

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Dustin Johnson enjoying rivalry with Brooks Koepka ahead of the Open

This year’s 147th Open is at Carnoustie.

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Age and course no barrier for Tiger Woods as he targets Open glory

The 14-time major winner cannot be overlooked as a Carnoustie contender.

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Tommy Fleetwood: Course-record experience of Carnoustie has no relevance

European number one Tommy Fleetwood may hold the course record at Carnoustie but he is under no illusions that the 63 he shot at last October’s Alfred Dunhill ...

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‘The course will take a few weeks of rainfall to recover’

Ten weeks of drought posed a major challenge to Irish golf course. Kevin Markham interviewed two greenkeepers to assess how course conditions have been impacted. ...

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Great Britain & Ireland team call-up for Kinsale's John Murphy

Kinsale’s John Murphy has been selected to represent Great Britain and Ireland for the first time to play the Continent of Europe in the 2018 St Andrews Links ...

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Phil Healy smashes Irish 200m record in Cork

Phil Healy yesterday became the first Irish female sprinter to break the 23-second mark for 200m.

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Stars wary of 'Carnasty' surprise at Open Championship

Tommy Fleetwood has heard about the Carnoustie horror stories of Opens past, Pádraig Harrington and Phil Mickelson have witnessed some of them, and they all ...

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Ballyliffin putting woes tune Rory up for Open tilt

Rory McIlroy is confident he has fixed the putting problems that sank his Irish Open hopes a fortnight ago as he launches his bid for a fifth major title of his ...

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Double Open champion Pádraig Harrington: He who dares wins at Carnoustie

When Pádraig Harrington lifted the Claret Jug for the first time 11 years ago he joined a select band of Carnoustie Open champions.

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Defending champ Jordan Spieth: I want that jug back

Defending champion Jordan Spieth admitted he was more than a little taken aback by his reaction as he returned the Claret Jug to the R&A at Carnoustie yesterday.

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Dan Martin embracing ‘crazy moving circus’ on Tour

Dan Martin is hoping the injuries sustained in a stage-eight crash will not slow him down now the Tour de France has reached his favoured terrain in the mountains.

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Coveney’s Jedi a real force in Cork

In what could have been a re-run of the 2016 conditions for the inaugural Beaufort Cup, a 15-strong fleet departed Cork Harbour from the Haulbowline starting-line ...

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Cork City Sports sees Phil Healy break Irish 200m record

Phil Healy has become the first Irish woman to run the 200-metres in under 23-seconds.

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Jockey Laura Barry (25) laid to rest

Loved ones of promising jockey, Laura Barry, carried her coffin the final furlong of her racing life, following her funeral mass today.

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Dan Martin hoping to shrug off the pain as he enters the mountains

Dan Martin is hoping the injuries sustained in a stage-eight crash will not slow him down now the Tour de France has reached his favoured terrain in the mountains.

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Tiger Woods: If you get intimidated by me that’s your issue

A short video has been posted on social media showing Woods speaking to spectators at a golf clinic.

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Padraig Harrington sure Rory McIlroy will be back in the winner's circle soon

Padraig Harrington claims it is only a matter of time before Rory McIlroy starts winning majors again despite rivals having caught him up.

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Jordan Spieth hails generation of American winners

Spieth hoping to defend his Open title.

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Countdown on for Anthony Joshua’s Wembley return

World heavyweight champion will meet Alexander Povetkin on September 22.

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Froome plays down Wiggins claims of Team Sky leadership problem

Froome trails team-mate Thomas by 59 seconds after nine stages.

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Carnoustie Country: An in-depth look at the 'most challenging links in the world'

Carnoustie is more than just a golf course, writes Kevin Markham.

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Irish contenders learn pairings and tee times for Open's return to Carnoustie

Padraig Harrington won at Carnoustie in 2007 and is the last player to win back-to-back titles.

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Novak Djokovic 'rises like a phoenix' to win Wimbledon again

Djokovic lifted his first grand slam trophy for two years after beating Kevin Anderson.

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PaperTalk GAA Podcast: Anthony Daly on a different Limerick, John Divilly on Galway's plan and Kerry's collapse

The All-Ireland-winning duo review the weekend's GAA action with Colm O’Connor.

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Anthony Joshua to fight Russia’s Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September

Negotiations with WBC champion Deontay Wilder had stalled.

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Irish landmarks to 'Light Up for Inclusion' for Special Olympics

Major landmarks in Ireland and around the world will turn red on July 20 in a display of unity as part of the Special Olympics International 50th anniversary celebration. ...

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Novak Djokovic’s coach surprised by Wimbledon triumph

Djokovic and Vajda rekindled their partnership in April after a year apart.

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Every cloud has silver lining in Pádraig Harrington’s Carnoustie memories

Simon Lewis For the second summer in succession, Pádraig Harrington is returning to the scene of a major championship triumph and just as he did at Birkdale ...

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Colin Sheridan: There’s little poetry found in social media

I wonder what Patrick Kavanagh would have made of Twitter? Would he have lost endless afternoons down by the Grand Canal, drowning deep in a wormhole of a thread ...

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Marcus Lawler ready for sprint return at Cork City Sports

Few nations embrace their medal-winners quite like Ireland, a country that puts a higher premium on international success due to its rarity.

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Sommer Lecky adds more silver on historic athletics weekend

As weekends go, this was as good as it gets for Irish athletics: Two medals, five athletes, and one bright future ahead.

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More gold for O’Donovans at World Cup in Lucerne

On another superb weekend for Irish rowing, Paul and Gary O’Donovan won gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls at World Rowing Cup 111 in Lucerne, ...

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Service penalty costs Craig Breen and Scott Martin in Estonia

On what was a test exercise for his forthcoming outing in the World Rally Championship (Rally Finland) Waterford’s Craig Breen (Citroen C3 WRC) and co-driver ...

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Road bowling: David Murphy overcomes Thomas Mackle in All-Ireland senior final

David Murphy gave a bowling masterclass in yesterday’s All-Ireland senior final at Grenagh, to beat Ulster champion Thomas Mackle by a bowl of odds.

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Brandon Stone misses out on historic 59 but Scottish Open win books Open spot

The 25-year-old missed from eight feet for birdie on the last.

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Froome lives to fight another day as Tour rivals go under

Froome nearly two minutes off the pace after cobbles deliver a jolt to race.

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Double silver for Ireland at World U20 Athletics

Ireland’s glorious athletics summer has continued with a second silver medal in the space of 24 hours at the World U20 Championships in Tampere.

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