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McKENNA CUP: Superb Kielt goal sets Derry up for Tyrone decider

Derry 2-12, Monaghan 1-13

Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank Managing Director of Personal Banking, Stephen Black, Chairman of the Schools Committee and Ulster Rugby President John McKibbin make the drawn for the Danske Bank Schools' Cup fourth round

RUGBY: Draw made for Danske Bank Schools’ Cup fourth round

The top ranked teams in this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup entered at the fourth round draw stage with two set to make their exit when the ties are staged on February 4.

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Lurgan captain Victor MacKenzie has been among the leading try scorers this season.

SCHOOLS CUP: Lurgan favourites to see off Ballyclare

Lurgan College will host the Ballyclare High School team in the third round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup this weekend.

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Derry manager, Damian Barton.

(Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye).

DERRY GAA: McKenna semi-final will benefit league preparations - Barton

After offering an emphatic 20-point response to anyone doubting Derry’s interest in the McKenna Cup, Damian Barton is banking on Sunday’s semi-final helping preparations for the League opener with Clare on February 5th.

Derry senior footballers Ciar�n McFaul and Peter Hagan join with Oak Leaf hurlers, Johnny O'Dwyer and Darragh Cartin, to launch the county's new hydration partnership with Rocwell Natural Mineral Water.

DERRY GAA: Oak Leafers announce new Rocwell sponsorship deal

One of Ireland’s leading suppliers of Natural Mineral Water, Rocwell, have been announced as the new hydration partners of Derry GAA.

Derry's Niall Loughlin.

DERRY GAA: Oak Leafers to meet Monaghan in McKenna Cup semi-final

Derry 2-20, Queen’s University 0-06

Juventus bagdes, old and new

Quiz: Can you identify these football clubs by their old badges?

Italian giants Juventus' iconic black and white badge has received a makeover, and football fans around the world have wasted no time in giving their views on the Serie A club’s new look.

Mark Lynch will start his first Derry game of 2017 when the Oak Leafers entertain Queen's in the final McKenna Cup group game. (Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile)

DERRY GAA: Oak Leafers makes seven changes for Queen’s test

Mark Lynch will make his first Derry start of 2017 as Derry wrap up their McKenna Cup group games with a home tie against Queen’s University on Wednesday (8.00pm).

Neil Forester (pictured in action against Armagh) became the first Steelstown man to captain Derry when he led the Oak Leafers out against Down on Sunday. (
Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye)

DERRY GAA: Forester’s pride at historic Oak Leaf captaincy

It wasn’t the result he wanted but Neil Forester will never forget the day he became the first Steelstown player to captain the Derry senior football team.

Derry manager Damian Barton and assistant Brian McGuckin (right).

(Photo Matt Mackey / Press Eye)

DERRY GAA: Down defeat not good enough - Barton

Damian Barton said Derry’s performance in Sunday’s 0-15 to 0-14 defeat to Down was “not good enough”.

Kilkeels William Annett.

HOCKEY: Kilkeel seize chance to scale league summit

With leaders Cookstown and nearest rivals Annadale both having their games postponed, Kilkeel took advantage to move to the top of the Ulster Premier League table after a 3-0 win over Belfast Harlequins at the Co Down venue on Saturday.

Down's Alan Davison comesunder pressure from three Derry players at Pairc Esler on Sunday.

(Photographer - � Matt Mackey / Press Eye)

McKENNA CUP: Derry defeated as Down record morale boosting win

Down 0-15, Derry 0-14

Ryan Farquhar is Ireland's most successful ever national road racer with 197 victories.

Ryan Farquhar: My fears for future of Irish national road racing

Ryan Farquhar fears it may be too late to safeguard the future of Irish national road racing, with escalating insurance costs adding to the financial strain faced by promoting clubs.

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World Rally competitor Fredrik Ahlin from Sweden with co-driver Morten Erik Abrahamsen who will be competing in the new International Rally Event.

MOTORSPORT: Swedish rally star set for International Circuit Challenge

SWEDISH RALLY star, Fredrik Ahlin and former British champion David Bogie will be among the top drivers contesting the inaugural International Circuit Challenge which is expected to be a ‘spectacular’ event which can bridge the gap until the Circuit of Ireland returns in 2018.

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Top Ulster racers (L-R) Lee Johnston, Alastair Seeley, Andy Reid and Ryan Farquhar with promoters Billy and Marty Nutt at the launch of the 2017 Blackhorse NI Motorrcycle Festival.

Big names turn out for launch of NI Motorcycle Festival

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

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Ballymena boss David Jeffrey.

IRISH LEAGUE: Ballymena’s David Jeffrey hoping for the same again

Ballymena United boss David Jeffrey is demanding the ‘same again’ when Dungannon Swifts visit the Showgrounds on Saturday.

Adam McLean will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT this year.

Young gun Adam McLean thrilled with chance to make Isle of Man TT bow

Tobermore’s Adam McLean says he didn’t have to think twice when the opportunity arose to make his Isle of Man TT debut in 2017.

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Steelstown's Neil Forester will captain Derry this weekend against Down in Pairc Esler, Newry.(

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye)

DERRY GAA: Forester captain as Barton makes four changes for Down

Bank Of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup, Section A: Down v Derry (Sunday, Newry, 2pm)

Cookstown's Greg Allen.

HOCKEY: Cookstown captain Greg Allen outlines goal for rest of season

Cookstown captain Greg Allen has set his team an ambitious target for the remainder of the Ulster Premier League campaign - win every match.

The future of Irish road racing is in doubt due to rising insurance costs, its been claimed this week.

EXCLUSIVE: Insurance hikes ‘could sound death knell for Irish road racing’

Irish National road racing in Ulster could go to the wall in less than three years due to the financial threat posed by rising insurance premiums and a dramatic increase in claims.

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