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Dubs Dominate Donnybrook Ceremony As Lowry Bags Top Prize

Shane Lowry took home the top prize at this year’s RTÉ Sport Awards after the Clara man was named as Sportsperson of the Year for 2019.  The yearly event at Donnybrook highlights Ireland’s greatest sporting achievements of the year and while many thought that 2018 would have been tough to top, upon reflection, 2019 was just as successful a year …

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McClenaghan & Connolly Among Nominees For Young Sportsperson 2019

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World bronze medallist Rhys McClenaghan has once again been shortlisted for the RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year award. McClenaghan collected the gong in 2018 having won gold on the pommel horse at the European Championships and 2019 brought more success for the Down man as he became the first Irish gymnast to medal at the World Championships, claiming a …

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Russia Have Been Banned From 2020 Olympic Games & 2022 World Cup

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from global sporting events meaning they will not be eligible to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics or the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  The decision comes after WADA accused Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory. “The full list of recommendations have been unanimously accepted,” said WADA spokesman James Fitzgerald, via the …

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Success For Ireland At The European Cross Country Championships

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The Irish cross-country team can return from Lisbon with their heads held high after a sterling performance at the European Cross Country Championships where they took home two individual bronze medals and two team silver medals. Fionnula McCormack narrowly missed out, however, as she had to settle for a fourth-place finish in the senior race after being beaten out in …

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Munster’s Enda Lynch Appointed To Board Of Federation For Irish Sport

The Federation of Irish Sport has announced that Enda Lynch, Head of Enterprise with Munster Rugby has been appointed an Independent Director of the Federation.  The Federation of Irish Sport is the representative organisation for the National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) in Ireland. The Federation’s membership consists of over 100 NGBs and LSPs from …

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How Ronnie O’Sullivan Became Snooker’s Roger Federer

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The Rocket reveals the secrets to becoming snooker’s most prolific major winner and discusses being compared to Roger Federer and Tiger Woods. ___ Three decades and 72 titles into his professional career, there will be one thing motivating Ronnie O’Sullivan when he pitches up at the York Barbican to defend the Betway UK Championship title. “Coffee,” O’Sullivan says. “There are …

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Jason Smyth Breaks Own Record En Route To Eighth World Title

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Jason Smyth is the 100m World Champion for the eighth time in his illustrious career after a scintillating run at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.  Smyth broke his own record, set in 2013, with a time of 10.54 seconds as he completely blitzed his way through the competition in today’s final. The 32-year-old adds an eighth gold medal …

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Ciara Mageean On Family Grounding And Vomiting After Races

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Despite becoming the first Irish athlete in over two decades to qualify for a world 1500m final Ciara Mageean hasn’t yet reflected on what was one of the fastest races in the event’s history. Just don’t tell her coach Steve Vernon that! “I haven’t and don’t tell Steve I haven’t yet, that’s on my plan of things to do,” jokes …

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Ireland Hockey Team Qualify For Olympic Games After Dramatic Shootout Win

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Ireland have qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo after defeating Canada 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout at Energia Park. The pair met this evening in Dublin 4 after yesterday’s first-leg finished goalless at the Donnybrook venue meaning tonight’s encounter was a winner takes all clash. After 60 minutes of action, the tie remained scoreless meaning it was …

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Meet The Cousin Of Garry Ringrose Who Shocked The World Last Week

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While Saturday past may not have been a highlight reel moment for Garry Ringrose, it most certainly was for his cousin James McCourt. Shortly after Ireland were humbled by the All Blacks in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, the University of Illinois kicker made headlines worldwide when his last gasp 39-yard field goal gave his side victory over Big Ten …

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ESPN to Broadcast First-Ever ‘College GameDay’ Live from Dublin

College GameDay Built by The Home Depot is bringing its iconic pregame show to Dublin on Saturday, 29th August 2020. The game between Navy and Notre Dame will kick off a new college football season and marking the first time in history the traveling road show will originate from outside the United States. The 11-time Emmy Award winning pregame show, …

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The Highest Paid NFL Players in 2019

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With the season still very young, NFL franchises across the US are quickly learning what is working and where tactics can be tweaked. But who is bringing home the big bucks, and are they justifying those huge salaries? 1. Russell Wilson: Seattle Seahawks There are a number of ways to crunch the numbers, but our list relies solely on average …

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Irish Athlete Craig Lynch Tragically Dies Aged 29

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Irish athlete Craig Lynch has died in a car accident. His club, Shercock AC released a statement via social media announcing that Lynch had tragically passed away. “Following the tragic death of Craig Lynch, one of our most talented athletes, in a car accident last night, our thoughts and sympathies are with his parents, brothers, sisters, daughter, fiancée and all …

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