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St Joseph’s Coalisland pupil takes silver at winter Special Olympics

Despite being the youngest athlete on Ireland’s Special Olympics winter squad, Coalisland schoolboy Caolan McConville is coming home a with silver medal - at the very least.

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The future of Irish road racing is in the spotlight once again due to insurance costs.

Exclusive: Road racing admission fees achievable, but may not be sport’s saviour

The introduction of admission charges at Irish National road races is an achievable proposition if the will exists to ‘take the bull by the horns’, it has been claimed.

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Keith Farmer.

Keith Farmer in British Supersport return

Clogher’s Keith Farmer will replace injury victim Luke Jones at the opening three rounds of the Dickies British Supersport Championship on the Team Appleyard Macadam Racing Yamaha.

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Guy Martin pictured testing his Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 Superstock machine at Monteblanco in Spain.

Guy Martin officially confirmed for Cookstown 100

The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 organisers have confirmed that Guy Martin will return to the Orritor course in April on his Honda Racing Superstock machine, as exclusively revealed in the News Letter on Saturday.
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Honda Racing's Guy Martin.

Guy Martin planning Tandragee and Cookstown return on TT comeback trail

Irish road racing fans are in for a treat next month with crowd-puller Guy Martin planning to compete at the Tandragee and Cookstown National meetings prior to the North West 200 in May.

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Lee Johnston will race Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki Supertwin in the NI Air Ambulance livery this year at the North West 200

NW200: Farquhar and Johnston team up in NI Air Ambulance colours for Supertwins

Lee Johnston will return to the Supertwins class at this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 to ride a KMR Kawasaki for Ryan Farquhar in the colours of the NI Air Ambulance.

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Dungnanon New Zealander, Tianua Poto.

AIL RUGBY: Dungannon score seven try bonus win against Thomond

All Ireland League Division 2B

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Foyle Arena climbing wall instructor Rodney Moore is looking forward to welcoming the cream of Irelands underage climbing talent to the Derry City and Strabane District Council facility later this month.

CLIMBING: Foyle Arena to host major climbing event

The cream of Ireland’s young climbers will make their way to the Foyle Arena on Saturday, March 25th when Derry City and Strabane District Council host the third and final event in the Mountaineering Ireland Youth Climbing Series.

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Successes at Killymoon

Successes at Killymoon

One hundred and six members gathered in the Clubhouse on the evening of Thursday, February 16 for the 128th Annual General Meeting of The Killymoon Golf Club.

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The recent A McLean Bookmakers A2/A3 525 Final  was won by  Central Cloud from trap No.2 in a time of 28.83. The RM at Lifford Greyhound Stadium, Paul Murphy, presented the trophy to Mr Brendan Duffy from Derry City. Others included from left were Mr. Peter Hutton, Cathal Mc Ghee (who is holding the dog) and Mr Brian Duffy, nephew of Brendan.

GREYHOUNDS: Donegal Hospice Gala at Lifford

Lifford Stadium have switched this weekend’s race meeting to Sunday rather than the usual Saturday evening card.

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Tyrone GAA star changing sides for a good cause

Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh is lending his support to this Saturday's Cycle Against Suicide spin-off - even though it's the Armagh leg and it took all he had to handle the orange jersey.

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Ian Hutchinson's 2017 Tyco BMW S1000RR Superstock machine.

TAS Racing unveils 2017 Tyco BMW livery

Northern Ireland’s TAS Racing team has unveiled its 2017 livery for the MCE British Superbike Championship and international road races.
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Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Ulster confirm Jono Gibbes as new head coach from next season

Ulster have landed a major coup in attracting former All Black international Jono Gibbes to Kingspan Stadium as head coach ahead of the 2017-18 season.

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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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BRA's Jack Burton in action with Rainey's mark Mullholand

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: BRA ease past Rainey Endowed to quarter-finals

BRA 44 RAINEY ENDOWED 7

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Wallace's Jonny Hunter in action against Omagh Academy

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: Fourth Round results and quarter-final draws

Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup holders RBAI will face city rivals, Campbell College away in the quarter-finals.

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Rainey captain Adam Currie

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Home comforts for Rainey Endowed in fourth round tie with Belfast Royal Academy

Rainey Endowed are happy to wear the underdogs tag when they travel to Belfast Royal Academy on Saturday morning for a Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup fourth round tie (kick-off 10.45am)

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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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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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Ryan Farquhar with Cameron Dawson and his father, Ian.

Ryan Farquhar takes young gun under his wing

Ryan Farquhar will put his vast wealth of racing experience to good use this year as he takes young prospect Cameron Dawson under his wing.

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