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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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Banbridge's Johnny McKee has made the final cut. Pic: Presseye.

HOCKEY: Lisnagarvey and Banbridge make up half of Ireland’s WL2 squad

Ulster based players make up half of the Ireland squad for World League Two.

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Andy McWhirter (right) scored twice for Cookstown

Cookstown move closer to Ulster Premier League title

Cookstown are looking a good bet to claim the Ulster Premier League title and the advantage that goes with it after crushing Portadown 11-3 at Edenvilla Park on Saturday.

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Tommy Bowe will make his 150th Ulster appearance against Zebre

GUINNESS PRO12: Jared Payne returns from injury for Ulster

Irish international Jared Payne will make his return to playing after a kidney injury when Ulster go to Zebre for a Guinness PRO12 fixture.

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Portadown's Colin Turkington with his second British Touring Car Championship title in 2014. Pic by Rea Finlay.

Turkington back on board with West Surrey Racing

Portadown-born Colin Turkington has confirmed a decision to return to West Surrey Racing for this year’s British Touring Car Championship.

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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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Dungannon's Nicholson Aholelei
and Ballymena's Izaak Hackett

RUGBY: Ballymena off to winning start against Dungannon in Nutty Krust tournament

The group stages of this season’s Nutty Krust Under-18 Floodlit Cup are underway with Ballymena edging out Dunganon 17-12 at Chambers Park, Portadown.

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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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VIDEO: Ireland captain Rory Best looks ahead of the Six Nations Championship

Ireland enter the RBS 6 Nations brimming with confidence after a first win over New Zealand in November, and seeing off Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in a calendar year.

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Anne Forsythe will take on the role of Clerk of the Course at the Tandragee 100 for the second time this year.

Insurance a real threat but we’re staying positive, says Tandragee CoC

Tandragee 100 Clerk of the Course Anne Forsythe admits recent insurance hikes pose a serious threat to Irish national road races, but is adamant it is all systems go for the Co Armagh meeting in April.

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Portadown's Drew Flack and Academy's Tom Gilpin during the clash at Portadown College on Saturday Morning. Photo by TONY HENDRON/

SCHOOLS CUP: Belfast Royal Academy ease past Portadown

Belfast Royal Academy proved too strong for Portadown College running out 41-8 winners..

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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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Portadowns Peter McKeemen

SCHOOLS CUP RUGBY: Portadown expecting more of a challenge

Portadown College are bracing themselves for a greater test in round three of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.

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Portadown Chris Cousens on the attack against Instonians last week at Chambers Park.

RUGBY: Late penalty costs Portadown against Instonians

QUALIFYING !: Portadown 10, Instonians 13

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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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Callum Stewart (left) from Wellington College up against Portadown College's Daniel Smith. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

SCHOOLS’ CUP: Portadown College cruise past Wellington

Portadown College eased past Wellington College with a 20-0 clean sweep.

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Derry's Aidan McLaughlin ascores his superb first half goal despite the efforts of Armagh's John McGill, Niall Rowland and Stephen Sheridan.

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Derry defeat Armagh in McKenna Cup opener

Derry 3-10, Armagh 2-12

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Four players on the Northern Ireland five-a-side futsal team panel (from left: Ernestas Verenka, Gerson Rosario, Coach Darius Dielininikaltis, Michael OHehir and Jasir Camara) were spotted and selected to attend trials for the NI team while taking part in the councils Community Champions League Programme.

Community event set for kick-off

Registration is now open for the next five-a- side Community Champions League, which kicks off on Sunday 15 January at 12 noon in Portadown People’s Park.

William Dunlop on the path to Supersport success in last year's Tandragee 100. INPT15-111

MOTORSPORT: Dates set for Tandragee 100

The dates have been announced for the 2017 instalment of the Tandragee 100.

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