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Entries open for Causeway Sportive

Entries have just opened for this year’s Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive in association with Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store in Belfast and already cyclists from all over Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain have booked onto this much anticipated event on the Irish cycling calendar.

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Memorabilia celebrating the careers of Joey and Robert Dunlop has gone on display at the Swiss Motorcycle Show in Zurich.

Dunlop exhibition wows fans at Swiss Motorcycle Show in Zurich

A major exhibition showcasing the story of Northern Ireland’s legendary Dunlop family is taking place this weekend at the Swiss Motorcycle Show in Zurich.

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Boxers from Churchlands Golden Gloves pictured with the six County title winners and coaches Mickey Fleming and Roberta Gaile.

More success for Churchlands Golden Gloves

Churchlands Golden Gloves are celebrating yet again after six of the young, promising boxers won County Derry titles.

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Win keeps Coleraine Ladies Twos in front

Win keeps Coleraine Ladies Twos in front

Coleraine Ladies Twos made the long trip down to Castlederg to face Derg Valley Twos on a cold, sunny Saturday for a table topping clash.

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Irish Bronze Medal for Boys Yr8 swimming team

Irish Bronze Medal for Boys Yr8 swimming team

After a very successful Ulster Schools Swimming Championships with Coleraine Grammar School winning both of the Year 8 boys relay races, a team of boys travelled to Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre for the Irish Schools Finals.

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Olympic silver medalist Richard Chambers.

‘The Decision is a disappointment’

Olympic Silver medal winner Richard Chambers has spoken of his disappointment at the decision which consigns his medal winning boat to Olympic history.

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Joel Cassells pictured with Olympic silver medalist Peter Chambers after they won a gold medal win in Poznan. [Mandatory Credit: Peter Spurrier/Intersport-images]

Joel to fight for Olympic chance

Local rower Joel Cassells says he will not give up on his Olympic dream despite a controversial decision by the sport’s governing body to eliminate the Men’s Lightweight Four from the next games in Tokyo.

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Raymond Stockman is presented with the trophy after winning the Irish Blackball National Seniors Individual title at the weekend.

Stocky wins Irish Seniors title

Congratulations to local pool player Raymond Stockman after he was crowned the Irish Blackball Association Seniors Individual Champion.

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Springwell RC at Drum Manor 10k  Chris Millar, Julieanne Millar, Karen McLaughlin, Jim Breen, Pamela Howe. Jeff Young and Ciara Toner (Photo  Richard McLaughlin).

Springwell runners take part in Winter Trail Series

Saturday 4th February saw the fourth race in the Sperrin Harriers Winter League Trail series with a 10k event comprised of two laps around the scenic Drum Manor Forest outside Cookstown

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Helen McCallum is first to the ball against Portadown.  Photo by David McDonald.

Ladies’ hockey

Coleraine 2s welcomed their league rivals Portadown 3s to Rugby Avenue for a quarterfinal match in the Junior Cup, with both sides closely matched they knew it would likely be a tight encounter.

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Coleraine's trio Grace Bradley, Sue Nutt and Naimh Lockhart go on the attack against Dromore Ladies. Photo by David McDonald.

Coleraine Firsts too strong for Dromore in league clash

Coleraine Ladies Firsts welcomed a strong Dromore team to Rugby Avenue on Saturday and recorded a 3-0 win.

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Coleraine Swimming Club awards winners

Awards evening

On Friday 27th January Coleraine Swimming Club held their Inaugural Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

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Former racer John Burrows, who now runs the Cookstown B.E. Racing team, says swift action must be taken to safeguard the future of Irish National road racing.

Irish road racing ‘in danger of disappearing for good’

Respected team owner John Burrows says he fears the unique spectacle of Irish road racing could disappear for good unless swift action is taken to safeguard the future of the sport.

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Michael Dunlop will run young prospect Carl Phillips in his MD Racing team in the British Superstock 1000 Championship in 2017.

Michael Dunlop signs Carl Phillips for Superstock 1000 venture

Michael Dunlop has taken promising Ulster rider Carl Phillips under his wing to contest the National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2017.

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The Ulster Bank Schools Cup draw was made by Sean Murphy
of Ulster Bank (left) and Peter McMorran, President of the Northern Cricket Union.

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Belfast Royal Academy have received a tough draw in their bid for a hat-trick of titles in the Ulster Bank Schools Cricket Cup.

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Michael Dunlop at full stretch during the Road Racers v Short Circuit Racers charity match at Seaview.

Racers’ charity football match raises £10,000 for Children’s Cancer Unit at RVH

A charity football match between many of the country’s top road racers and short circuit riders has raised an incredible £10,000 for the Children’s Cancer Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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The new Mr and Mrs McKeown at the little white wedding chapel

From wedding rings to boxing rings: Irish League star weds in Las Vegas

When he booked a trip to Las Vegas last year for the Carl Frampton fight, Gareth McKeown had no idea he’d be focused on wedding rings as well as boxing rings.

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Carl Frampton with the world title belt.

BOXING: Frampton vows to bring belt back to Belfast

Carl Frampton has vowed to bring his WBA Featherweight World title back to Belfast.

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Pictured at The Honourable The Irish Society's Game Angling Seminar in the Lodge Hotel on Tuesday 24th January with Edward Montgomery, Society Secretary pictured left, and Ken Whelan, Director of Research Atlantic Salmon Trust pictured third from left, are DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) representatives Teddy Roughan, Seamus Connor, DAERA Inland Fisheries Chief Fisheries Officer, Ryan Leighton, and Paul Nash.

Game Angling Seminar in Coleraine

The Honourable The Irish Society Game Angling Seminar was held in the Lodge Hotel last week.

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Graeme McDowell

GOLF: ‘Rusty’ Graeme McDowell not getting carried away with opening round of season

Graeme McDowell vowed not to get carried away after starting his 2017 campaign with a superb opening round in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

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