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ATHLETICS: All set for Waterside Half Marathon on Sunday

This weekend is a red letter day for hundreds of local road runners with the 35th staging of the annual Waterside Half Marathon set for Sunday morning (September 4th) with 2,000 expected to line up for the challenging 13.1 miles around the banks of the Foyle.

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Finbar McGrady (Newry Triathlon Club) winner of the firmus energy Newry City Triathlon. Pic by Columba O'Hare.

TRIATHLON: McGrady and Wylie top Newry standings

Finbarr McGrady and Laura Wylie made a splash on final day of the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Festival of Water by claiming triathlon glory.

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MOTORSPORT: Adam Carroll signs with Jaguar for Formula E Championship

Former A1 GP Champion Adam Carroll has signed for Jaguar and the Portadown driver will lead the team which will mark the return of this famous name to motor racing and the high-profile FIA Formula E Championship.

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Ireland's Jason Smyth.

ATHLETICS: Jason Smyth sets Rio target

Eglinton’s Jason Smyth is relishing a defence of his status as the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

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Catherine Whoriskey.

Rankin and Whoriskey set Dessie’s Run records

SCOTT Rankin and Catherine Whoriskey made it records all the way in the Dessie’s Run 5K promoted by City of Derry Spartans in Gransha Grounds, WRITES DAVE McKIBBIN.

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WISE OWL FRIDAY SELECTION

WISE OWL FRIDAY SELECTION

Selection for Friday, August 26

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Noel Robinson in action

Noel Robinson and Alan Davidson to do battle at Kirkstown

A battle which has raged all season concludes on Saturday at Kirkistown with two drivers in contention to be crowned the 2016 Northern Ireland Formula Ford Champion.

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Waterside Half Marathon set for record entry!

Waterside Half Marathon set for record entry!

This year’s Waterside Half Marathon is set to be the biggest and best in the 35 year history of the event with a number of new features set to enhance the experience of the record breaking entry.

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Eugene Magee was part of a thrilling summer for Irish hockey. Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

HOCKEY: ‘If we can’t get people in now, we never will’

There’s a pivotal season coming up for Irish Hockey - and even the sport in general.

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Rory McIlroy, pictured in June 2016

‘I have been proven wrong about Olympic golf,’ says McIlroy

Rory McIlroy was glad to be “somewhat proven wrong” by the success of golf at the Olympics following its controversial return to the Games.

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Pictured (L-R) at Divis Mountain, Belfast are David Rutherford, Adam Keefe, Diane Poole of Stena Line and Matt Nickerson

Stena Line to be title sponsor of Belfast Giants for 2016/17 season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are celebrating after securing their biggest re-signing of the season.

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WATCH: Triumphant GB team arrive home after golden Rio Olympics success

Great Britain’s triumphant Olympians have touched down at Heathrow following the most successful Games in more than a century.

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International forward Stephen Dowds has left Banbridge. Pic: Rowland White / Presseye

HOCKEY: Over and Dowd for Bann

Banbridge Hockey Club have completed a player swap of sorts with the city of London.

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Great Britain's Mo Farah with his gold medals for victory in the Men's 5000m and 10000m

Mo Farah prepared to turn his back on track domination but remains hungry for success

Mo Farah is prepared to turn his back on track domination and gear up for a marathon struggle as he insists his desire for success is not yet sated.

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Ireland's Paul Pollock crosses the finish line in the Men's Marathon

Paul Pollock is the top Irish finisher in Marathon at Rio Olympics

Paul Pollock was the top Irish finisher in the Olympic Marathon in Rio.

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Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble on Stage 4
Picture: Kevin ODriscoll

Alistair Fisher and Gordon Noble ease into the lead in Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship

Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble in a Ford Fiesta R5 have moved into the lead of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship with one round to go.

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Craig Parry and Elfyn Evans (right) are the 2016 MSA British Rally Championship champions

John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally win caps off great season for Elfyn Evans

Welsh driver Elfyn Evans won the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally to become the 2016 MSA British Rally Champion.

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Ireland's Aileen Reid finishes in 21st position

OLYMPIC TRIATHLON: Alieen Reid digs deep to finish 21st in Rio

Aileen Reid finished in 21st place at the Olympic Games triathlon with an impressive performance on Saturday in Rio.

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Laura Graham

ATHLETICS: Laura Graham hot favourite to prevail at Dambusters Half Marathon at the Silent Valley Reservoir

Laura Graham will be hot favourite for the Dambusters Half Marathon at the Silent Valley Reservoir on Saturday.

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Elfyn Evans eased to the top of the leaderboard

Former World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans ends day one at top of Ulster Rally leaderboard

Former World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans finished day one of the John Mulholland Motors Ulster Rally at the top of the leaderboard after six special stages – but it was a local driver who set the early pace.

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