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Hidden Cyclone bids to give weight and a beating to six rivals in the Free Racehorse Ownership With The Coral Champions Club Rated Hurdle at Punchestown on Wednesday.

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There was an Irish weather wipeout at Royal Birkdale last night as Shane Lowry and former Open champions Darren Clarke and Pádraig Harrington all crashed out in the torrential rain.
Rory McIlroy moved under par heading into the weekend at The Open and reminded himself to stay positive over the coming 36 holes as he bids to chase down halfway leader Jordan Spieth at Royal Birkdale
Since breaking through as a 16-year-old with Offaly in 2007, Siobhán Flannery has taken on many roles but has largely controlled games from midfield or especially centre-back.
Waterford FC 4 - Cobh Ramblers 0: Waterford FC have moved nine points clear at the summit of the SSE Airtricity League First Division with a comprehensive 4-0 win over second placed Cob
Cork’s footballers will rarely feel as isolated as this evening in the Gaelic Grounds, according to former defender Colman Corrigan.
One state-of-the-art new ground, descended from outer space and come to gracious rest in genteel Ballintemple. 
Matt Kuchar was delighted to be able to watch his Open Championship rivals battle for survival in the worst of the conditions late yesterday, safe in the knowledge he had come through his own trials u
Shoot-out king David Harte came to Ireland’s rescue to all but assure a first World Cup ticket since 1990 as they battled their way to victory over France at the World League in Johannesburg.
If ever you wanted to demonstrate to a young child just how quickly the fortunes in sport can turn around (once you have the right mindset), then all you have to do is look at how Rory McIlroy’s
Cork City might be out of Europe for another 12 months and looking forward to Champions League football next summer but despite the hefty costs of away trips to Estonia and Cyprus, the club coffers ar
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Diego Costa was told in January he was not part of the club’s plans.
Dan Martin is on course for his highest overall finish in six attempts at the Tour de France as he’s currently sixth on General Classification, three places higher than he ended up last year.
Four athletes – no matter which way you dress it up, is a number that should cause concern.
Martin O’Neill has admitted that he is concerned about the outcome of Fifa’s disciplinary probe into the criticism he and James McClean made of the referee after Ireland’s World Cup
The year is 1973 and Jack Nicklaus is home alone. 
Who is Tommy Guilfoyle? Told by a doctor he’d never hurl, he hit 2-3 against Cork in the 1986 Munster final and played with Feakle until he was 49. He has suffered personal pain. ‘He was v
So finally, the big day has arrived. The Páirc is back open, with a shiny new stadium wrapped up in a big red bow, writes Anthony Daly. 
You are always sent a sign. Mind the generation gap. And I’ve had two recently, writes Larry Ryan.
Brian Gregan had been flagged as a potential star ever since his early teens, but the Dubliner became the forgotten man of Irish athletics in recent years after a series of interruptions. However, he
Today’s game is all about the opposing full-back and full-forward units, writes Donal O’Grady.
Lily Parr. Remember the name, particularly because she should never have been forgotten in the first place, writes Liam Mackey.
You can try all the favourites talk you want, Dan Shanahan isn’t buying. The big man from Lismore has been down the road too many times to give in that easily.
“Here’s Leahy at the other end. It’s stopped, it’s saved, it’s a great save by Davy Fitzgerald. And there was a chance for Tipperary to go back in front. Amazing stuff.&r
Floyd Mayweather told the twin tapper Sean & John he would visiti “Absinthe,” and followed through Thursday night.
In the last Diamond League race of his glittering career, Usain Bolt held on to win the 100 meters at the Herculis track meet on Friday. The eight-time Olympic champion was under pressure from Isiah Y
"Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur was provisionally suspended by NADA. At the time of result management process, NADA came to know she took anabolic substance while participating in China this year,&qu
Aaron Judge is unreal.        
Dirk Nowitzki always has funny tweets.        
Jose Urena pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Christian Yelich drove in two runs and the struggling Miami Marlins opened a six-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds &
The eight-time Olympic champion sprinter from Jamaica is planning to retire after next month’s world track and field championships in London.
Sporting events you can check out on your couch on July 22-23        
The Tigers bullpen locked things down over the final 3 1/3 innings to preserve a 6-3 win.        
Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs against his former team, and the Cleveland Indians broke open a close game with an eight-run seventh inning to rout the Toronto Blue Jays 13-3  &#
Sean Merriman is a recruiting aficionado who used to work for and the Big Ten Network and now is with Intersport.        

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