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Wrestling Rewind

Ken Kidney profiles Ireland’s first world heavyweight wrestling champion, Danno O’Mahony.  I have been absent over the best part of the summer shooting a documentary on the professional wrestling industry in Ireland. It’s been far too long so I decided to come back with a vengeance and  add a second article along with Wrestling Weekly to make up for lost …

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In Defence Of Cycling & Athletics; The Black Sheep Of The Sordid World Of Professional Sport

Richard O’ Donovan defends the sports of cycling and athletics, as they attempt to deal with highly publicised failed drug tests. As my fellow SIE contributor Brian Barry discussed recently, athletics has been severely rocked by the failed drug tests of several high-profile sprinters, most notably former World Champion Tyson Gay and former World Record holder Asafa Powell. Cycling meanwhile …

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What now for drug-stained Athletics?

With the World Championships fast approaching, the sport of Athletics was rocked last week when several high-profile stars tested positive for banned substances. Brian Barry investigates what impact these revelations could have on sprinting.   Tyson Gay is a former world champion, Asafa Powell  also a former world record holder; the fastest kids on the block, before the arrival of …

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World Mini Games 2013 is launched in Cork

Cork Footballer Pa Kelly, ex-Irish Rugby International David Corkery, Irish athletes Laura Crowe and Mark Hanrahan all gathered in Cork to launch World Mini Games 2013. The World Mini Games have been officially launched in Cork City Centre by a number of World Mini Games Sporting Ambassadors. On hand were Cork Footballer Pa Kelly, ex-Irish Rugby International David Corkery, Irish athletes …

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Royal Ascot: Review of the Juveniles

Jordan McCarthy reviews the performances of the juveniles that raced at this year’s Royal Ascot festival. With a Royal victory and 8 Irish winners, Royal Ascot was quite exciting to say the least. It was five days of top class, competitive racing.  The Group Ones saw some fierce battles, no more so than the tussle that unfolded between Dawn Approach …

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Royal Ascot Preview

Jordan McCarthy previews the upcoming horse racing meeting at Royal Ascot. Royal iconography will dominate our screens from Tuesday afternoon, yet it is safe to say that Ascot will be missing its true king. The racing public this week mourns the loss of the great Sir Henry Cecil. He saddled an amazing 75 Royal Ascot winners in his career. Add …

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Kevin Downes interview ahead of MHC clash with Tipperary

Limerick Hurler Kevin Downes talks to SIE’s Owen Grant ahead of tomorrow’s Munster Championship opener with Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Ahead of Sunday’s big game in The Munster hurling Championship Kevin Downes of Limerick took some time to talk to Sport is Everything about his team’s league form and their prospects of this year’s Championship. Limerick had a good …

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The World of Golf

Golf is truly a universal sport.  Created on the coast of Scotland in the 15th century, this sport has stood the test of time.  Through the last 600 years, there have been many innovations to the sport that ensures new players are flocking to this frustrating and yet exhilarating game.  Kings, heads of state, Bob who lives down the block, …

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Carl Froch Exacts Revenge in Twelve Exhilarating Rounds

Niall Doran reviews the thrilling ‘fight of the year’ between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler. Last night is why I love boxing. What a fight. Carl Froch finally got his revenge he so craved over Mikkel Kessler in a brutal contest in front of a roaring 18,000 at the O2 to claim the WBA super middleweight belt to add to …

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