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Malachi Mitchell-Thomas’s father vows North West 200 return

The brave father of tragic road racing prospect Malachi Mitchell-Thomas has vowed he will return to the Ulster road race that claimed his son’s life this year, the News Letter can reveal.

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Gary Dunlop in action at last year's Ulster Grand Prix. Photo by Rod Neill

Plans put in place for 2017

The Joey’s Bar MCC Racing team has put its plans in place for another season of Irish road racing in 2017, with Sam Wilson and Derek McGee continuing in the 125/Moto3 class for a second year.

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 12/1/2016: Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereigh, Cllr Brian Bloomfield and Cllr Uel Mackin pictured with top Ulster motorcycle racers Lee Johnston, Alastair Seeley, Andy Reid and Ryan Farquhar, promoters Billy and Marty Nutt and Black Horse girls Victoria Robb and Anoushka Black at the launch of the 2017 N.I. Motorcycle Festival which takes place in the Eikon centre on Feb 3-5.
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Showtime for 2017 Motorcycle Festival

The 2017 Blackhorse Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival was officially launched last week at the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, where Lee Johnston, Ryan Farquhar, Alastair Seeley and Andy Reid were among the special guests.

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Gary Dunlop pictured at the Ulster Grand Prix last year at Joey's.

Joey’s Bar MCC team put plans in place for 2017

The Joey’s Bar MCC Racing team has put its plans in place for another season of Irish road racing in 2017, with Sam Wilson and Derek McGee continuing in the 125/Moto3 class for a second season.

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Coleraine swimmer lose in the Forest Feast AquaSprint Junior Swimming League

Coleraine swimmer lose in the Forest Feast AquaSprint Junior Swimming League

On Saturday 7th January competitors from Coleraine Swimming Club and Ards Swimming Club competed in the Forest Feast AquaSprint Junior Swimming League.

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Alastair Seeley pictured at a special preview of the documentary 'Alastair Seeley- My NW200 Wins' by Colin Thompson in Helen's Bay with Mervyn Whyte, Vauxhall International NW200 Event Director, Gordon Hannen, Vauxhall and Paul McLean of Bet McLean, race sponsor.
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New DVD lauds Seeley’s wins

A new documentary telling the story of how Alastair Seeley became the Vauxhall International North West 200’s most successful racer is set to be released on DVD.

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Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was killed at the North West 200 in May.

NW 200 tragedy ruled an accident by coroner

A talented motorcycle racer died of “unsurvivable” chest injuries when he came off his bike in a 100mph crash at the North West 200 in May, a coroner has said.

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Gary Dunlop in action on the Joey's Bar 125cc Honda at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Road racers v short circuit riders in charity football match

Some of the country’s top Irish road racers and short circuit riders will go head-to-head in a charity football match at Seaview next month to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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Michael Dunlop will make his debut at the famous Cemetery Circuit in New Zealand on Boxing Day.

Michael Dunlop set for Cemetery Circuit debut on Boxing Day

Michael Dunlop is preparing to make his debut at the infamous Cemetery Circuit on Boxing Day at Wanganui in New Zealand.

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Competitors who took part in the Winter League Trail Series event.

Forest run for locals

Saturday 10th December saw the start of the very popular Sperrin Harriers Winter League trail series with the first event at Davagh Forest, close to Cookstown in County Tyrone.

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Andy McBrine of Donemana will be hoping his team can make it through first round of the Bank of Ireland NW Senior Cup after Wednesday's draw pitted them against Eglinton.

NW CRICKET: Holders Donemana handed tough opener

Donemana have been handed a difficult start in their quest for a sixth successive Bank of Ireland North West Senior Cup crown with Ricky-Lee Dougherty’s side landing an away tie at Eglinton in yesterday’s first round draw.

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NW200: Vauxhall remain as title sponsors for 2017

NW200: Vauxhall remain as title sponsors for 2017

Vauxhall Motors Ltd will again back the North West 200 in 2017 as the company enters its fifth successive year as the overall title sponsor of the race.

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Conor McGregor (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

Mayweather vs. McGregor - who would win?

The possibility of a fight between U.F.C. champion, Conor McGregor and five weight world boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jnr took one step closer to happening this week when the Irish man was granted a boxing licence by the California State Athletic Commission

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Celebrate with Superbike Champion

Complimentary tickets for a celebration event for double World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea will be up for grabs.

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Kelly Watt scorer of Coleraine's second goal. Photo by David McDonald.

Coleraine Ladies go marching on at Saintfield

Coleraine Ladies travelled to Wellington College on Saturday to face Saintfield in the league and came away with a 3-0 win.

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North West 200 Event Director Mervyn Whyte pictured with Didier Grams, Marek Cerveny and Team Heidger-Motorsport boss, Frankie Heidger, at the Macau Grand Prix.

NW200: Team Heidger Motorsport riders confirmed for 2017

Team Heidger Motorsport riders Didier Grams, Marek Cerveny and Petr Biciste are among the early confirmations for next year’s North West 200.

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Hawk Racing BMW's Michael Dunlop celebrates winning the Pokerstars Senior TT at the 2016 Isle of Man TT with runner up Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW ) and third placed John McGuinness (Honda).

Jonathan Rea and Michael Dunlop shortlisted for prestigious Torrens Trophy honour

Northern Ireland’s Michael Dunlop and Jonathan Rea have been shortlisted for the prestigious Torrens Trophy by the Royal Automobile Club.

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Coleraine Swimming Club members pictured in Tenerife.

Young local swimmers enjoy warm weather training in Tenerife ahead of next gala

Twenty swimmers swimmers from Coleraine Swimming Club leftthe winter chills behind them as they jetted off to Tenerife for warm weather training.

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William Dunlop on the MMB Yamaha R1 during practice at this year's Isle of Man TT.

William Dunlop joins Halsall Racing for 2017 roads assault

Ballymoney’s William Dunlop will spearhead former British Superbike team Halsall Racing’s maiden international road racing venture in 2017, the News Letter can reveal.

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