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BOWLS: Alan Paul will be looking to shine at Watson Stadium

Alan Paul will attempt to build on an impressive opening to the indoor bowls season when he features in the IIBA’s Master Pairs at the Watson Stadium on Saturday.

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BOWLS: Places for SMPT events are filling up fast

Although it’s only the end of September, places in the Short Mat Players’ Tour events, schedule for later in the season, are filling up at a rapid rate.

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HOCKEY: Young stars step up for Banbridge

Banbridge Academy’s influence over their local club’s season could well be a significant one.

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Alex Higgins playing at Ulster Hall in 1981. Photo: Pacemaker

SNOOKER: NI Open trophy named after Alex Higgins

The trophy for the new Northern Ireland Open snooker event will be named after Alex Higgins.
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Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor to face Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205

Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon on November 12, moving up a weight to take on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

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Priorians' Margaret Wilson in action against Saintfield on Saturday in Lisburn.

LADIES HOCKEY: Priorians top Senior 2 after Saintfield win

Ulster Ladies Hockey, Senior 2

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This 2004 file photo shows former Masters champion Arnold Palmer as he sits on clubhouse railing at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta.

President and players praise golf legend Palmer

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who is credited with bringing the sport to the masses, has died at 87.

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Paul Pollock

ATHLETICS: Paul Pollock wins Bangor Aurora Classic 10K

Paul Pollock - back to a hero’s welcome from the Olympic - , scored a scintillating victory in the Bangor Aurora Classic 10k road race.

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HOCKEY: Banbridge off to solid start in EY Hockey League

Doubles from Matthew Bell and Jamie Wright helped Banbridge beat Three Rock Rovers 4-2 on Saturday in the EY Hockey League.

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Anna OFlanagan

HOCKEY: Anna Flanagan in scoring form against Harlequins and Ards in EY Hockey League

Anna O’Flanagan’s incredible nine-goal haul served notice of both hers and Hermes-Monkstown’s intent as the new entity swept aside Belfast Harlequins and Ards on the opening weekend of the EY Hockey League.

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Paralympic champ Jason’s joyous Eglinton homecoming

The village of Eglinton ground to a halt today as it welcomed home Paralympic star Jason Smyth.

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Paul Pollock will compete at the Bangor Aurora Classic 10K

ATHLETICS: Paul Pollock one to beat at Bangor Aurora Classic 10K Road Race

Olympic marathon star Paul Pollock heads a classy 700 strong line-up for Saturday’s Bangor Aurora Classic 10k road race which is sponsored by Ards and North Down Borough Council and promoted by North Down AC.

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Matthew Bell, Banbridge. Pic by Rowland White/PressEye

HOCKEY: Banbridge adapt in bid to reel in Garvey

Banbridge Hockey Club are hoping a change in tactic can lead them to EY Hockey League glory this season.

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Taking over as Lisnagarvey skipper this season is Daniel Buser. Photograph By Declan Roughan  / PressEye

HOCKEY: Lisnagarvey forwards can step up

There have been few headlines for Garvey’s players ahead of the new season - and that’s just the way their coach likes it.

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Formula Fords top the bill at Kirkistown for the Martin Donnelly Trophy

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The motorsport focus will be on Kirkistown circuit on Saturday, October 1st as the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland hosts the Martin Donnelly Trophy meeting supported by Ards & North Down Borough Council.

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Great Britain's Bethany Firth celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 200m IM SM14 Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the tenth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Pic by PA.

PARALYMPICS: Northern Ireland nine raise the bar in Rio

Northern Ireland athletes continued to lead the way on the world stage at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Bethany Firth arrives home

PARALYMPICS: Bethany Firth arrives back in Belfast

Local Paralympic star Bethany Firth arrived home to a huge welcome on Tuesday at Belfast City Airport.

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Antrim player Mark Allen.

SNOOKER: Mark Allen off to flying start in Shanghai Masters

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen cruised through to the second round of the Shanghai Masters with a 5-0 win over Anthony McGill on Tuesday.

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Joey Barton

Joey Barton under investigation over alleged Celtic bet

Joey Barton is under investigation for allegedly breaking football betting rules, Press Association Sport understands.
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Alan Paul. Pic by Edward Byrne.

Paul off to flyer!

Alan Paul celebrated his second Short Mat Players’ Tour victory at the Watson Stadium on Sunday night.

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