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Five Memorable Irish Sporting Moments

Irish sport has had many great moments over the years and as it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we take a look back at some of the best of them.   Eamonn Coghlan wins gold at 1983 World Championships We all remember that little look to the left. As Coughlan and the Soviet runner, Dmitry Dmitriyev, turned on to the final straight of …

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World’s Weirdest Sports: Part Three

The third instalment of World’s Weirdest Sports is all about Finland. When it comes to wacky and ridiculous competitions, the Finns are not afraid. It seems like they will turn almost anything into a competition and Donal Lucey is going to take us through three of the weirdest this week. 1. Wife Carrying This week’s first sport, and most popular, …

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Unsung Hero of the week: Pledge Sports

Breaking into professional sport is an arduous task for any aspiring sportsperson. Regardless of the talent level, athletes face a financial battle to gain entrance in to the higher levels of sporting circles, which unfortunately can leave those who deserve recognition never being able to reach their full potential in their chosen field. ‘Pledge Sports’ however, is a revolutionary new …

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World’s Weirdest Sports: Part Two

Welcome to week two of Donal Lucey’s look at the weirdest sports from around the world. There are a lot of weird people out there and as a result, even weirder ideas for sport. This week we are going to look at a very popular annual event in England, where people travel from around the world to throw themselves down …

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PA Sporting Week: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

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James Clancy discusses the heroes and zeros from an action-packed weekend  in the world of sort. WHO’S HOT Zlatan Ibrahimovic:   The Swede’s ridiculous season continued on Sunday at Toulouse. The 32 year-old took his tally to 44 goals in 42 appearances for club and country this season with a match-winning hat-trick at Toulouse. He opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute  then headed home his second …

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The World’s Weirdest Sports: Part One

Do you ever find yourself growing tired of everyday sports like Soccer, Rugby and Golf? Luckily for you, people can, and will, find competition in almost anything. Whether out of boredom or pure insanity, numerous weird sports have been created over the years. Some of these games trace their roots back hundreds of years but remain unregulated. Others, however, have been …

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Lance Armstrong: It’s Not About the Bike

‘I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent at 75 miles per hour’. So begins Lance Armstrong’s autobiography It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. A few weeks ago I took shelter from the elements …

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Meet Your Irish Winter Olympians

When most Irish people hear the term ‘Winter sports’, they simply envisage playing football or hurling on wet, muddy pitches. However, around this time every four years, words like ‘halfpipe’, ‘salchow’ and ‘Giant-slalom’ start to slip into our vocabulary. Telling us why, is Pádraic Ó Ciardha. What is amazing about the Winter Olympics is that for 47 out of 48 …

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Irish Triathlete Qualifies For Coveted Kona Slot – Wins IMTalk Podcast Age Grouper Of The Week

On January 19th Paul O’Doherty became an Asia-Pacific Ironman 70.3 Age Group Champion, reports Padraig Martin. The Derry native (currently based in Sydney) was first in the 35 – 39 age bracket, 25th overall and perhaps even more impressively was the second amateur across the finish line in Auckland. In doing so “POD” qualified for the Ironman World Championships in …

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Ding eyes ‘more records’ after Berlin glory

Ding Junhui produced world class snooker to recover from 4-2 behind to beat Judd Trump 9-5 to claim the German Masters in Berlin.  The win was the fourth ranking title in five events for Ding and keeps him on course to break Stephen Hendry’s record of five ranking titles won in the 1990-1991 season.  It also marked the tenth career …

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