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Special Olympics Ireland medal haul for Team Ulster

Team Ulster athletes are travelling back to Ulster with a haul over 250 medals from the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games in Dublin.

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Geoff and David Ingram are looking to  close the gap at the top of the Ulster sidecarcross championship at Tandragee

Ulster Sidecar and Quad Racing action at Tandragee

On Saturday the fifth round of the Ulster Sidecar and Quad Racing Championship makes a welcome return to the riders’ favourite circuit at Tandragee after a few years break, hosted by the North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club Off Road Section.

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Colin Turkington. Pic by Jakob Ebrey.

COLIN TURKINGTON: Emotional weekend for British touring cars race winner

Colin Turkington produced a double podium display on an emotional weekend at Oulton Park in the British Touring Car Championship.

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Richard Bird leads MX1 Championship  heading to Claudy this weekend.

MOTOCROSS: Riders are raring to go IN Claudy!

It’s all to play for as the The 2018 Nutt Travel MRA Ulster Motocross Championships reaches the halfway stage of the season.

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Participants get underway at last year's Walled City Marathon and another large field of athletes is expected for this weekend's event. (Photo: JIm McCafferty Photography)

Walled City Marathon is all systems go for Sunday!

Its all systems go for Sunday’s sixth staging of the SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon according to Race Director, Noel McMonagle .

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The North West 200 is the first major international road race of the season.

NW200: Practice, race schedule and roads closing times

Race week is underway at the North West 200 on the North Coast.
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Racing was delayed by more than two hours on Saturday at the Tandragee 100 after a crash involving four riders.

TANDRAGEE 100: English rider recovering from multiple fractures

An English rider involved in a crash at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday has praised the MCUI medical team for the swift treatment he received in the aftermath.
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Dan Kneen leads Derek McGee and Derek Sheils on the final lap of the Tandragee 100 Superbike race.

TANDRAGEE 100: Dan Kneen triumphs in showpiece Superbike race

Dan Kneen scythed his way through from fourth place on the opening lap of the feature Tandragee 100 Superbike race to clinch a stunning victory on the Tyco BMW on Saturday.
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Racing at the Tandragee 100 was delayed for two hours following a four-rider crash on Saturday.

TANDRAGEE 100: Racing delayed as rider airlifted to hospital

Racing at the Tandragee 100 on Saturday was delayed following a major incident in the Junior Support race.

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PICTURES: Spectacular action from Tandragee 100 qualifying

Derek Sheils topped the times in the Superbike and Supersport classes during practice for the Around A Pound Tandragee 100 on Friday evening.
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Derek Sheils topped the Superbike qualifying session on the Cookstown/B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Tandragee 100 on Friday.

TANDRAGEE 100: Derek Sheils puts down marker in Superbike qualifying

Derek Sheils topped the Superbike session during practice for the Around A Pound Tandragee 100 on Friday.
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Lincolnshire's Guy Martin.

Guy Martin pulls out of Tandragee 100

Guy Martin is a non-starter at this weekend’s Around A Pound Tandragee 100.
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Tyco BMW's Dan Kneen is set to return to the Tandragee 100.

Dan Kneen set for Tandragee 100 return on Tyco BMW

Dan Kneen is set to return to the Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100 next weekend on the Tyco BMW.

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William Dunlop on the Temple Golf Club Yamaha R1.

William Dunlop joins line-up for Tandragee 100

William Dunlop has joined the line-up for next weekend’s 58th Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100 as a late entry on the Temple Golf Club Yamaha machines.

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Randalstown's Kerry Coulter.

HOCKEY: Premier League relegation battle goes down to the wire

Just like the race for the two titles, the battle to see which team avoids the drop from the women’s Ulster Premier League has gone down to the wire with the remaining issue to be decided on Saturday.

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WATCH: Rob Herring's statement on behalf of Ulster players following the IRFU review decision

Senior Ulster player Rob Herring has said the group has to move on following the decision by the IRFU to revoke the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Northern Ireland's Summer Lecky in the Women's High Jump final

Team NI athletes reflect on a great Games on Gold Coast

Kevin Seaward brought a fine Commonwealth Games to a close for Northern Ireland’s athletics team with fourth place in the men’s marathon in Gold Coast on Sunday.

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Adam McLean joins Gerard Rice of  title sponsors, Around a Pound and Clerk of the Course, Anne Forsythe at Gosford Castle to launch the 2018 Tandragee 100.

Tandragee 100 line-up announced at official launch event

The countdown is on to the 58th Around A Pound Tandragee 100, which was launched on Tuesday night in Craigavon.

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Northern Ireland's Leon Reid in action during the Men's 200m Round One heats at the Carrara Stadium during day six of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Mixed bag for Northern Ireland athletes

Northern Ireland boxing trio Kurt Walker, Aidan Walsh and Michaela Walsh are guaranteed bronze medals at least after emerging victorious from their quarter-final Gold Coast bouts.

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Commonwealth Review: Team NI

Northern Ireland boxers Kurt Walker and Aidan Walsh have both reached quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games. Lisburn bantamweight Walker beat Australian Jack Bowen on a 4-1 decision with welterweight Walsh earning a unanimous win over Pakistan's Gul Zaib. Danielle Hill finished eighth in the women's 50m freestyle final. The 18-year-old's time of 25.56 was 0.24 seconds faster than her semi-final and left her 1.30 seconds behind Canada's bronze medallist Taylor Ruck. Watch Commonwealth Games live Hill's team-mates Conor Ferguson and Jordan Sloan both clinched semi-final spots. Ferguson finished second in his heat of the 50m backstroke in 25.79 seconds and was fourth fastest behind three Australians heading into the semi-finals at 11:19 BST. Sloan will be involved in 100m freestyle semi-finals at 11:59 after qualifying 12th fastest in 49.72 seconds with David Thompson (50.22) in 21st spot and Calum Bain (50.47) 22nd. Weightlifter Emma McQuaid was fourth in her event with gymnast Rhys McClenaghan 10th in the all-round final. Newry-born McQuaid was competing in the 63 kilogram division as her total of 182 left her 24 kilos behind South Africa's bronze medal winner Mona Pretorius. Northern Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan in action in the all-round final on Saturday Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan will be a strong medal hope in Sunday's pommel horse final Competing in the all-round men's gymnastics final, McClenaghan posted the best pommel horse score of 15.050. While Olympic pommel horse champion Max Whitlock was not involved in the all-round decider, McClenaghan's score bodes well for Sunday's pommel horse final. Ewan McAteer received a late call-up for the all-round gymnastics final and finished up in 18th spot with his best score a vault of 14.000. Bantamweight boxer Walker, who won European bronze last year, will face Lesotho's Moroke Mokhotho in the quarter-finals on Tuesday with Walsh taking on New Zealand's Leroy Hindley in his last-eight bout on the same day. Northern Ireland's bowling struggles continue as men's pair McClure and Kelly exit Northern Ireland's disappointing bowls campaign in Gold Coast continued as men's pair Ian McClure and Gary Kelly exited following a 21-8 defeat by Wales and women's single Catherine Beattie also bowed out. Beattie needed to beat world number one and gold medal favourite Karen Murphy to keep her hopes alive but the Australian clinched a 21-17 victory. The Men's triples and women's fours earned wins but their hopes of qualification for the knockout stages had already been extinguished. Simon Martin, Martin McHugh and Andrew Kyle beat Scotland 16-14 with the women's four edging out England 15-14 for their only win in the group stage.

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