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Preparations Ramp Up For Irish Athletes As Paralympic Games Enter Focus

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In six months, a whole host of Irish athletes will compete in what will be the peak of their sporting careers when the 2020 Paralympic Games gets underway in Tokyo. The opening ceremony will take place on August 25th while the first athletes will begin competing on Wednesday, August 26th. Paralympic hopefuls, Patrick Monahan and Ronan Grimes, today joined representatives …

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Cork Teenager Stuns World Number Eight In Snooker Shoot-Out

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Snooker Shoot-Out is a mad game! The rapid-speed snooker tournament is currently taking place in Watford and features some of the top names in snooker. Each match is decided by a one-frame shootout where players have only a matter of seconds to take a shot. Earlier today Cork teenager Aaron Hill caused the upset of the tournament after knocking out …

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Irish Hockey’s Most Decorated Player Bows Out After 295 Caps

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Eugene Magee has announced his retirement from international hockey following an illustrious career that sees him finish as Ireland’s most decorated player. Magee, who represented Ireland on 295 occasions, informed management of his decision to retire last week.  Eugene Magee Officially Retires from International Hockey"Play with freedom, hard work and a smile and the rest will take care of itself." …

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Basketball Ireland Raise Questions Of “Double Standards” After FAI Refinancing Deal

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Basketball Ireland have released a statement in response to the government funding afforded to the FAI last week, claiming there are double-standards afforded to other sporting bodies.  The government announced last week that a refinancing deal with the Football Association of Ireland involving UEFA and Bank of Ireland had come to fruition. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross announced on …

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Vanessa Bryant Shares Emotional Message Following Husband’s Death

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Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, has spoken publicly for the first time since her husband, daughter Gianni and seven others were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. She took to Instagram to pay tribute to her husband and daughter while also announcing that a fund has been set-up to help the other families affected by the …

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Shaquille O’Neal Pays Emotional Tribute To “Little Brother” Kobe Bryant

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Shaquille O’Neal cut an emotional figure when discussing his former teammate Kobe Bryant, who tragically died alongside his eldest daughter Gianni and seven others on Sunday.  When discussing one of their careers, the other inevitably comes up. Considering what they achieved together at the LA Lakers, that’s not surprising. Both prodigious talents as youngsters, “Shaq” was drafted by the Orlando …

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LeBron Vows To Continue Kobe’s Legacy As Lakers/Clippers Postponed

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LeBron James has paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna after they, alongside seven others, were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.  On Saturday, James surpassed Bryant and moved into third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. The pair were great friends and following his achievement, Bryant took to social media to pay tribute to …

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David Beckham Posts Emotional, Moving Tribute To Kobe Bryant

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David Beckham has posted an emotional, moving tribute to Kobe Bryant, after the basketball legend tragically died on Sunday. Byrant lost his life in a helicopter accident in California. He was just 41. Kobe’s teenage daughter Gianna Maria was also on board the helicopter when it crashed and has passed away. She was just 13. The terrible tragedy stunned the …

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Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash In California

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, according to multiple reports in the US media.  He was 41. It is believed that there were multiple passengers on board when the helicopter crashed in foggy conditions in the hills over Calabasas. According to several reports, his teenage daughter Gianna Maria was also on board and …

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‘Most Amazing Shot In Snooker History’ Shocks Crowd At The Masters

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Those in attendance at Alexandra Palace on Monday afternoon were left shocked and amused by an incredible shot at The Masters snooker tournament. Six-time world champion Steve Davis called it the “most amazing shot in snooker history” and it certainly left the crowd bewildered at the London venue. Stephen Maguire was taking on Neil Robertson and was at the table …

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Keane Barry Secures Another World Title With BDO Championship Win

Irish youngster Keane Barry added another title to his growing collection as he was victorious in the BDO World Youths Championship in London on Saturday. Barry became Junior Darts Corporation’s world champion last month at Alexandra Palace and impressed in the BDO equivalent defeating Leighton Bennett 3-0. The Duleek native averaged 90.54 and hit three 180s in the win over …

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Sportsground & RDS To Receive €10m Grant From Government

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The first wave of government funding under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF) was announced today with Connacht Rugby and Leinster Rugby set to receive €10m for stadium redevelopments.  In total, 25 different projects are to receive funding of various amounts with the total expenditure amounting to €77.4m. While the project funding has been announced, all grants are …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2020 Irish Sporting Calendar

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With the Summer Olympics, Euro Championships and the Ryder Cup, 2020 will be an incredible year for sport. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. _____ January 2020 4th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals 5th: All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals 19th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football …

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Fallon Sherrock Fairytale Comes To An End At The Ally Pally

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Fallon Sherrock’s time at this year’s PDC World Darts Championships has come to an end after she was defeated by 22 seed Chris Dobey at Alexandra Palace 4-2.  The third-round match saw Sherrock get off to a fantastic start as she hit three 180s in the opening two legs to lead 2-0 in the first set. Chris Dobey responded by taking …

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