2008

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12 Jun 2008
Irish Rowing team for final Olympic qualifying regatta announced
 
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12 Jun 2008
Irish Sports Council launches Anti-Doping Education campaign
 
11 Jun 2008
The 2008 Donegal International Rally will be held next weekend 13th-15th June. Once again the rally has attracted some of Ireland’s leading rally drivers for what should be an exciting weekend of rally driving.
 
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9 Jun 2008
Republic of Ireland Cerebral Palsy team manager, Paul Cassin today announced his ten man squad who will travel to Vienna to play in a exhibition match at half time in one of the European Championship Quarter Finals.
 
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9 Jun 2008
Ireland’s Emma Davis finishes 15th at Triathlon World Championships securing Olympic qualification subject to official confirmation
 
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4 Jun 2008
Coach Gene Muller today announced his selected eighteen athletes to compete in the Setanta Sports Trophy which takes place 11th - 15th June in UCD, Dublin.
 
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3 Jun 2008
Corkman Ray Murphy retained his National Matchplay Title by defeating John Walsh 4 and 3 in an exciting Final at Glenville Pitch and Putt Club on Sunday. Ray has now won three titles in a row and is the first to achieve this distinction in over 50 years.
 
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1 Jun 2008
The Irish lightweight four (LM4-) of Paul Griffin, Richard Archibald, Gearoid Towey, and Eugene Coakley finished sixth in today's final at the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne.
 
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31 May 2008
On semi-final day at the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland, the men’s lightweight four (LM4-) of Paul Griffin, Richard Archibald, Gearoid Towey and Eugene Coakley
 
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30 May 2008
All four Irish boats were in action today (May30th) at the second leg of the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland, and a series of good performances saw three of them advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals.
 
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29 May 2008
The Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland stage the Finals of the Ladies and Gents National Matchplay Championships this weekend in the Glenville Club Tallaght Dublin 24.
 
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27 May 2008
Irish defender, Clare Parkhill, 27, today announced her retirement from the international hockey scene after earning a total of 70 senior caps in just a three year period.
 
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26 May 2008
Ireland’s leading female triathlete Emma Davis continued her bid for Olympic qualification over the weekend at the ITU World Cup in Madrid, Spain
 
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26 May 2008
Stephen Gallagher (Ireland An Post M Donnelly Grant Thornton Sean Kelly) and David O Loughlin ( Irealnd Pezula Racing) capped a good week for irish riders in the FBD Insurance Ras
 
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23 May 2008
Ireland’s leading female triathlete Emma Davis continues her bid for Olympic qualification this weekend at the ITU World Cup in Madrid, Spain
 
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22 May 2008
A team of four Irish boats, all in Olympic boat classes, is set to compete in the second leg of the Rowing World Cup series in Lucerne, Switzerland
 
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22 May 2008
The number of people engaged in exercise activities has increased dramatically, particularly in the last twenty years. Young adults play much more sport than their parent’s generation and are therefore likely to participate more as older adults.
 
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22 May 2008
On the 16th of May 2008, BWF (Badminton World Federation) informed all National Associations of an early re-allocation of Olympic positions and on that list a young 19 year old Donegal women got her reward for her dedication and hard work.
 
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21 May 2008
Irish Sports Council at Joint Oireachtas Committee
 
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19 May 2008
It has been a very difficult season for the players with an unprecedented amount of pressure on their shoulders at every tournament and between each event.
 
13 May 2008
Ireland's Jason Smyth breaks his own 100m world record at Paralympic World Cup
 
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12 May 2008
Brian McElhinney won the Sureshot Classic PGA Europro Tour event at the Shire London by one shot on Friday 9th May.
 
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11 May 2008
An Irish canoe-slalom team of five paddlers all qualified for the semi-finals at the European Championships in Krakow. Poland today (10 May 2008).
 
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11 May 2008
In the final of the opening Rowing World Cup of the season in Munich today (11th May) the Irish men's lightweight four (LM4-) of Paul Griffin, Richard Archibald, Gearoid Towey and Eugene Coakley finished fifth.
 
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8 May 2008
Once again this year the Irish Sports Council’s financial support for the FBD Insurance RÁS will be acknowledged with the presentation each day of the Irish Sports Council White Jersey to the leading young rider in the Best Young Rider Classification.
 
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7 May 2008
The Challenge of Ireland presented by Glasson has been given a major boost after The Irish Sports Council announced its support for the European Challenge Tour event, which will return to Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club, Co. Westmeath, from July 31 – August 3.
 
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7 May 2008
Michael Hoey’s one shot victory at the Banque Populaire Moroccan Classic on the European Challenge Tour made it a double Irish success with Peter Lawrie’s maiden European Tour win at the Open de Espana.
 
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7 May 2008
Bol Chumann’s Senior Mean and Women performed magnificently in the road bowling disciplines at the European Bowling Championships held in Cork over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
 
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7 May 2008
Ireland’s Emma Davis, from Bangor, has moved into an Olympic qualifying spot for the first time in her pursuit of qualification for the Games, with a ninth place finish at the Triathlon World Cup in Richards Bay, South Africa over the weekend (3rd May).
 
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6 May 2008
Ireland Olympic dream shatterd by Italian as they lose two nil.
 
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6 May 2008
Peter O'Leary & Stephen Milne have been recommended to the OCI as Ireland’s representatives in the Star class at the 2008 Olympics.
 
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6 May 2008
The Irish Women’s team finished in an excellent fourth place in the European team Squash Championships in the Netherlands which finished on 4th May. The Men finished in ninth place.
 
6 May 2008
The Wexford-Waterford combination of Eamonn Boland and Damien Morrissey coasted to a comfortable win in the Ordnance Survey International Rally of the lakes in Killarney over the may bank Holiday weekend.
 
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1 May 2008
The final Olympic qualifer takes place in Victoria, Canada from the 26th April – 4th May and present Ireland with a final chance to secure a berth at the Beijing Olympics next August.
 
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30 Apr 2008
An Irish rowing team of seven boats has been announced to compete in the opening regatta of the FISA World Cup series next week (8th – 11th May) at the 1972 Olympic reagatta course in Munich, Germany.
 
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29 Apr 2008
Ireland’s leading triathletes Emma Davis and Gavin Noble, both supported by the Irish Sports Council, continued their chase for Olympic qualification over the past week
 
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28 Apr 2008
The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Séamus Brennan T.D. today (Monday, 28th April) announced details for the commencement of Phase 1 of the National Sports Campus project on lands at Abbotstown, West Dublin.
 
28 Apr 2008
The 29th Ordnance Survey Ireland Rally of the Lakes will be held around Killarney over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.
 
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26 Apr 2008
Ireland’s leading fencer; Siobhan Byrne has sensationally qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by winning the silver medal at the European qualifying tournament in Istanbul
 
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25 Apr 2008
130 children from eight schools representing 27 different nationalities gathered in Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club Dublin
 
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24 Apr 2008
The 13th European Road Bowling Championships will be held in Cork over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.
 
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23 Apr 2008
Noel King's Republic of Ireland women's side battled a strong Hungary team to take all three points in the UEFA Championship qualifier in Miskolc, Hungary this afternoon.
 
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23 Apr 2008
Irish Sports Council Completes National Network of Local Sports Partnerships
 
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23 Apr 2008
Irish athlete Mark Carroll was today named the US Athlete Manager for Athletics Ireland.
 
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22 Apr 2008
The Irish Hockey Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Angus Kirkland to the position of Chief Executive.
 
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22 Apr 2008
Ireland's Scott Evans reaches quarter-finals at Badminton European Championships
 
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22 Apr 2008
The President and Board of Athletics Ireland have today announced the appointment of Mary Coghlan as their new CEO.
 
21 Apr 2008
Padraig O’hUiginn, Chairman of the Team Ireland Golf Trust today congratulated to former Trust recipient Damien McGrane on winning the Volvo China Open; his first European Tour title win.
 
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21 Apr 2008
In 1958, three world records were broken over 1, 2 and 3 miles in the stadium in meetings organised by the legendary promoter and Clonliffe Harrier, Billy Morton.
 
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18 Apr 2008
The Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami was the scene of a great day for Irish sailing.
 
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17 Apr 2008
Republic of Ireland women’s under 19 manager, Susan Ronan has named her 18 player squad to take part in the forthcoming UEFA Championship, Elite Qualifying Phase in Madrid, Spain from the 24th – 29th April.
 
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14 Apr 2008
Ireland came from behind to defeat Morocco three matches to two in the Europe/Africa Zone Group 2 Davis Cup tie in Fitzwilliam LTC in Dublin over last weekend.
 
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14 Apr 2008
The Canon Kirk Irish Open 2008 commences in Fitzwilliam LTC today and will run all week up to Saturday (19th).
 
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12 Apr 2008
Newly qualified Irish 2008 Olympians, Ken Egan, Darren Sutherland and John Joe Joyce completed  an incredible week for Irish amateur boxing after claiming three gold medals in Athens, Greece this afternoon.
 
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9 Apr 2008
In another record year of testing for the Irish Sports Council 1,135 tests were carried out in 37 sports. There were three adverse findings in 2007, with two resulting in sanctions, one in martial arts and one in rugby.
 
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8 Apr 2008
Ireland will play Morocco in the Davis Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group 2 in Fitzwilliam LTC this weekend April 11th-13th.
 
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8 Apr 2008
The Irish Sports Council and the Irish Amateur Rowing Union jointly announced today that the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has determined that an athlete in the sport of rowing has committed an anti-doping rule violation.
 
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8 Apr 2008
The Irish Sports Council and the Irish Rugby Football Union jointly announce that the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel
 
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7 Apr 2008
Ireland’s Emma Davis put in another impressive performance at the second Triathlon World Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand with a 14th place finish; one better than last week in Australia.
 
4 Apr 2008
Irish Paralympic team for Beijing Games set to be biggest since Atlanta 1996
 
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2 Apr 2008
Ireland’s Emma Davis finished an impressive fifteenth in the Elite Women’s race at the opening Triathlon World Cup of 2008 in Mooloolaba, Australia last weekend.
 
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2 Apr 2008
Coach Gene Muller today announced his eighteen selected to compete for Ireland in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
 
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2 Apr 2008
The Irish senior team are preparing to wind down their training camp at the National Stadium in Dublin ahead of the final AIBA Olympic qualifier for European boxers which begins in Athens on Monday next.
 
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31 Mar 2008
Don't miss the OB Sport special tonight at 7pm on RTE2 on the recent European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven where six Irish records were set, and Irish swimmers reached five semi-finals.
 
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30 Mar 2008
Irish Sports Council CEO John Treacy launched an exciting new project to promote physical activity among people aged 55+ in the Westport , Newport and Louisburgh areas of Co Mayo recently.
 
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28 Mar 2008
Munster coach Declan Kidney has lent his support to the ongoing U18 Six Nations Festival in Cork.
 
26 Mar 2008
The Basketball League Finals will be played in the University of Limerick next weekend.
 
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26 Mar 2008
Ireland has announced the Irish team to compete in the European Team Championships. The Championships will be held in Herning, Denmark from 10th to 13th April.
 
21 Mar 2008
Consistent Irish lightweight Katie Taylor was back on top of the podium today after claiming a gold medal at the women's international tournament in Stipuno, Russia. following her 60Kg final win over Dariy Abramova.
 
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20 Mar 2008
Malahide's Ciara Peelo secured the final nation place available for the 2008 Beijing Games in New Zealand with her 29th overall at the Women’s Laser Radial World Championship.
 
19 Mar 2008
Irish Institute of Sport unveils Quality Assurance Programme for Service Providers
 
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12 Mar 2008
The National 50 metre Swimming Pool in the University of Limerick will host the 2nd annual Six Nations Waterpolo Tournament over St Patrick’s weekend (14-16 March).
 
12 Mar 2008
The Team Ireland Golf Trust has today (12th March) allocated a total of €221,500 to aspiring golfers who are pursuing their careers on professional golf tours such as the European Tour, the Challenge Tour, the Europro Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
 
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10 Mar 2008
Ireland defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the fourth and final day by 9 wickets in the ICC Intercontinental Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium yesterday. The victory earned Ireland 20 points and are now in second place behind current leaders Kenya.
 
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10 Mar 2008
This week's OB Sport is a special on the Irish challenge at the Boxing Olympic qualifier in Pescara, Italy last week where Cavan's John Joe Nevin secured his spot at the 2008 Beijing Games.
 
6 Mar 2008
Sean Kelly, Executive Chairman of the Irish Institute of Sport, today announced that Gary Keegan has been appointed as Director of Technical Services at the Irish Institute of Sport.
 
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4 Mar 2008
Athletics Ireland announced a team of 22 athletes to represent Ireland at this year’s World Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh on 30th March.
 
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3 Mar 2008
Emma Davis made a solid start to 2008 with a third place in the Gold Coast Elite Triathlon. The event is used by many as a warm-up for the World Cup series.
 
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3 Mar 2008
Ireland lost the final match to their hosts New Zealand in Wellingotn this morning.  New Zealand took the lead in the 20 minute from play.
 
1 Mar 2008
Paralions programme launched in a bid to find future Irish Paralympians
 
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1 Mar 2008
Irish captain Ken Egan lost his quest to secure Olympic qualification after losing his light heavyweight semi final to Ramazan Magamedau from Belarus in Pescara, Italy today.
 
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29 Feb 2008
The Inaugural Clare Burren Marathon Challenge will take place in Ballyvaughan / Fanore on Saturday 24th May 2008. It is hoped that the event will attract upwards on 300 participants.
 
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29 Feb 2008
Upcoming Adapted Physical Activity Conference in Limerick
 
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27 Feb 2008
Clonmany had high hopes as it has a great tradition in these championships having previously won 5 gold medals.
 
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27 Feb 2008
Athletics:Success for Niamh Whelan at England Junior Championships
 
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27 Feb 2008
Athletics: Victory for Maria McCambridge at Rás na hEireann
 
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27 Feb 2008
A much refreshed Ireland team tore into New Zealand from the start creating a few chances in the first five minutes.
 
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27 Feb 2008
The Irish women’s cricket team got over its disappointment of not qualifying for next year’s World Cup by defeating the Netherlands by 66 runs to claim 3rd place in the Women’s ICC World Cup Tournament in South Africa.
 
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22 Feb 2008
The Irish Senior Men’s Team is competing in the World Team Championships in Guangzou, China from 24th February to 2nd March.
 
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21 Feb 2008
There were a number of top performances from Irish competitors at the Europe Africa Middle East Wakeboard Championships in South Africa last weekend.
 
20 Feb 2008
Ireland’s Senior Women Basketball team was handed a tough task when the draw for this year’s European campaign was made last weekend in Venice.
 
19 Feb 2008
Horse Sport Ireland: Ginny Elliott appointed Eventing High Performance Manager
 
19 Feb 2008
Irish amateur golfer Shane Lowry selected on Europe team for Bonallack Trophy
 
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19 Feb 2008
Hockey: Muller makes selection for New Zealand Tour
 
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18 Feb 2008
Melanie Nocher broke Michelle Smith’s 14 year old 200m backstroke Irish record when winning the gold medal at the Speedo Western Canadian Swimming Championships.
 
18 Feb 2008
Irish women's soccer team lose out to Italy in European Championships Qualifier
 
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15 Feb 2008
The 39th Rás na hEireann International Cross Country Event, organised by Dunleer AC will take place in Termonfeckin GAA Grounds Co Louth on Sunday 24th February 2008.
 
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15 Feb 2008
The Irish Men’s team finished third in its group behind runaway table topers the Netherlands and 2nd place Ukraine.  After losing to Netherlands and Ukraine Ireland defeated Slovakia 3 -2 in its final fixture.
 
14 Feb 2008
Irish Sports Council Announces €9million High Performance Support
 
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13 Feb 2008
Ireland’s Katie Taylor will feature on Transworld Sport this week on Sky Sports and Channel 4.
 
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12 Feb 2008
Noel King names women's squad for Italian showdown
 
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12 Feb 2008
Cricket: Irish Men's Squad announced for Tour
 
12 Feb 2008
GAA Fun Do Coaching Resource wins E-Learning Award
 
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11 Feb 2008
Athletics: Irish Medals at UK Indoors
 
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8 Feb 2008
Irish men's hockey team at final Olympic Qualifier
 
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8 Feb 2008
Tough route announced for 2008 FBD Insurance Rás
 
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7 Feb 2008
Badminton: Irish Teams announced for Senior European Championships
 
4 Feb 2008
Irish athlete Jason Smyth on Transworld Sport programme
 
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4 Feb 2008
Badminton: Evans and Magee triumph at Irish National Championships
 
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31 Jan 2008
Launch of Show Racism the Red Card DVD Interactive Education Resource
 
30 Jan 2008
Help shape the future of Irish coaching
 
29 Jan 2008
Basketball: Team Montonette Hotel Cork and DART Killester claim Super League National Cups
 
24 Jan 2008
Minister Brennan Announces Details of Irish Sports Council Budget for 2008
 
23 Jan 2008
The Union Cycliste Internationale(UCI) has announced the next round of athletics slots to National Paralympic Committees around the world for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
 
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18 Jan 2008
Amy Bowtell, aged 14, will become the youngest player ever to represent Ireland in the Federation Cup. Amy is also the first player from the Tennis Ireland National Academy at DCU to receive senior representative honours.
 
18 Jan 2008
Following an exciting Semi-Finals weekend the schedule for the Basketball National Finals have been announced. The Finals commence on Friday 25th January and finish with the Women’s and Men’s Super League Finals on Sunday (27th) afternoon.
 
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18 Jan 2008
Athletics: Irish Indoor Championships, Odyssey Arena, 26/27 January 2008
 
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18 Jan 2008
Athletics: Martin Fagan achieves qualifying standard for Beijing Olympics
 
16 Jan 2008
Brennan Announces Sports Capital Programme for 2008
 
15 Jan 2008
Research uncovers performance environment in elite Irish sport
 
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14 Jan 2008
BOXING: Daily Star National Senior Championships Finals
 
10 Jan 2008
Irish Institute of Sport opens 2008 with major conference on elite sport
 
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8 Jan 2008
New research shows early intervention is vital and fitness is as important as weight loss in fight to keep Irish children healthy