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Over 40% of Irish athletes say they know a doper

Of 1003 anti-doping tests carried out by Sport Ireland last year, four resulted in rule violations. Yet, over 40% of Irish athletes surveyed by Sport Ireland claimed to personally know someone who used banned substances.

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Jordan Dunne: ‘My mother worries like crazy when I’m on the bike’

If you’ve ever travelled the South Ring road that skirts Cork City, particularly on a weekend, you may have heard the engines scrambling and the occasional guttural roar from up behind the Kinsale road roundabout.

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Killester stand in way of Glanmire's double charge

Team Ambassador UCC Glanmire will put their Women’s Super League title on the line tomorrow at the new WIT Arena court when they face Killester in the semi-final.

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Athlone primed for All-Ireland athletics action

Ireland’s best young athletes are in Athlone this weekend while the nation’s best masters have been flying the flag in Daegu.

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Lewis Hamilton talks up Ferrari threat

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel traded blows as the battle to win this year’s Formula One crown began with words.

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Monaghan’s Sam Moffett bids to maintain double challenge

Dovetailing the Triton Showers National Rally Championship and the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship doesn’t pose any huge problems for Monaghan’s Sam Moffett, who leads the former and is second in the latter. It’s an interesting combination as he drives a Fiesta WRC in the National series and a Fiesta R5 on the Tarmac campaign.

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Kilkenny College leave Ursulines on the brink

Ursulines Thurles’ hopes of a first Subway All-Ireland Schoolgirls title since 1996 are all but dead as Kilkenny College and Banbridge Academy led the way on the first day of the national championships at Havelock Park yesterday.

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Sarah Dineen: UCD dominate Colours 2017

UCD repeated last year’s results by taking the Gannon Cup, Corcoran Cup, and Sally Moorhead Trophy at the Dublin University Boat Races (Colours) 2017. It also means nine of the last 10 Gannon Cups have gone to UCD and the gap in the overall standings is now 4 (Trinity with 36 wins to UCD’s 32, and one dead heat).

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Louise Galvin: In life, as in sport, we all crave positive feedback

Growing up I wanted to digest anything about sport that I could, from watching games live and on tv, reading the daily paper from back to front and of course tearing into the most recent sporting autobiography to hit the shelves, says Louise Galvin. Over the years, some of the latter have left me a little dissatisfied on reaching their conclusion.

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Speeding up the fight for fitness the Alan Shearer way

Larry Ryan was no longer enjoying his weekly six-a-side. So he tried out the Alan Shearer fitness regime Speedflex for six weeks. Could he find form? Or even get fit? 

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Edel Thornton set to make history in ‘Sweet 16’

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Irish basketball star Edel Thornton will make history on Saturday in becoming the first Irish player to play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship.

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Valtteri Bottas ready to challenge team-mate Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas will head into Formula One’s season opener still in dreamland after securing the hottest seat in the sport - but the Mercedes new boy insists he is ready to take the world championship fight to Lewis Hamilton this year.

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Jimmy Breslin: Columns so good nobody had thought of anything like them

One of the greatest movies ever made features Jimmy Breslin, though the great New York columnist, who died over the weekend aged 88, doesn’t even appear on screen.

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Michael Conlan justifies hype amid pomp

Walking from a snow-capped Madison Square Garden to Times Square with Michael Conlan only a year ago would have taken all of 10 minutes.

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Lee wins and now wants crack at Golovkin

Limerick’s former WBO World middleweight champion Andy Lee returned to the ring with an unanimous decision victory over KeAndrae Leatherwood at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

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GAA Podcast: Dublin's Invincibles survive the Battle of Tralee

Tomas Quinn and Eoghan Cormican review the weekend's Allianz Football League action with Colm O'Connor.

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Harte says new-look Ireland in exciting place

World goalkeeper of the year David Harte believes new-look Ireland are in an “exciting” place after they survived some tough tests to win World League 2 in Belfast yesterday.

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Kelly again proves king in Clonakilty

Donegal’s Donagh Kelly (Ford Focus WRC) netted his fourth straight win in the Quality Hotel West Cork Rally, the second round of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.

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Conor McGregor's genes show fighting history

When it comes to tattooed “fighting Irish”, Conor McGregor is top of the tree. A trawl through his family background shows he didn’t lick it off the stones.

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