Gary O’Hanlon: A talent finally in bloom

On Sunday, Gary O’Hanlon will line up at the London Marathon behind the world’s best: Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele and Mo Farah, rock stars of a sport he once thought had abandoned him, but in which, with each passing year, he’s flourishing ever more, writes Cathal Dennehy

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Obituary: Eric Bristow, the ‘Crafty Cockney’, five-time darts world champion

Bristow transformed darts from a pub corner curiosity into a sport, writes Colm Greaves

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Coach of year gong for Ioannis Liapakis

He suffered heartache and bitter frustration in the dying moments of the National Cup final, but there was a tincture of consolation yesterday for passionate UCD Marian head coach Ioannis Liapakis, named SuperLeague coach of the year.

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Keith Cronin gets Hyundai drive for BRC campaign

Cork driver and four-time British Rally Champion Keith Cronin will campaign the new generation Hyundai i20 R5-N in this year’s British Rally Championship that includes rounds of the World Rally Championship (Wales Rally GB) and the European Rally Championship (Rally Ypres).

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Cork Harlequins play-off switched to Dublin venue

Cork Harlequins women will have to adjust their plans at short notice with the news that the EY Champions Trophy play-offs have been switched at short notice from Banbridge to Grange Road in Dublin.

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PaperTalk Rugby Show: Bilbao bound? Ronan O'Gara, Donal Lenihan and Simon Lewis preview the Champions Cup semi-finals

Can Munster and Leinster make it to an All-Irish decider in Spain?

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Peter Fell predicts weather gods will shine on Ballindenisk

The first Irish international event of the year gets underway this weekend at Ballindenisk in Co Cork. Organiser Peter Fell told the Irish Examiner yesterday he was confident the recent adverse weather would not affect the staging of the event.

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Daniel Ricciardo needs more convincing to stay at Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo says he needs more than winning last Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix to convince him to stay with Red Bull next season.

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Marty McCormack, David Moynihan bosses in Ballyvourney

Although four crews were within a two-second time frame after the opening stage of the Abbey Hotel Munster Moonraker Forest Rally in Ballyvourney, (round three of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship), all changed a stage later as Derry’s Marty McCormack and his Mallow co-driver David Moynihan powered their Tiger Risk Partners Skoda Fabia R5 into a 28.9 second lead which laid the foundation for overall victory.

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Max Verstappen under the spotlight

The great and good of Formula One have rounded on Max Verstappen after the Dutchman’s banzai driving took centre stage again following a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix.

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