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Conlan ready for his Garden party

THE time has come for beginning of ‘the takeover’. On Friday night in New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, Michael Conlan will march to the ring for the first time as a professional boxer. It now seems an eternity since the West Belfast man let the world know in no uncertain terms just what he […]

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Conlan does it the hard way to keep title hopes on track

JAMIE Conlan does not do things the easy way and it was the same story on Friday night when he picked himself off the canvas in the eighth round to edge Yarder Cardoza on a split decision to claim the WBC Silver International super-flyweight title and keep his world title ambitions on track. ‘The Mexican’ […]

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Hyland has his chance to shine on the big stage

WHILE Michael Conlan will announce himself to the world of professional boxing at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, another West Belfast man will be hoping to make his mark and gatecrash the British domestic scene. Paul Hyland Jnr (14-0) will take on Peter Cope (14-3) at the York Hall, Bethnal Green on Matchroom’s ‘NextGen’ […]

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Fitzsimons: Good ground will suit Saffrons

Allianz National Football League Division Three Antrim v Laois (Sunday, 2pm, Corrigan Park)  HORSE-racing enthusiasts will be paying attention to the going reports at this week’s Cheltenham Festival but Antrim boss Frank Fitzsimons is hoping the drying ground will suit his charges this weekend at Corrigan Park. The Saffrons were narrowly beaten by Louth in […]

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McNaughton taking nothing for granted as Saffrons close in on league final berth

ANTRIM’S hurlers will travel to the Athletic Grounds in Armagh this Sunday in the knowledge that victory can leave them with at least one foot in the 2A final. Indeed, an Antrim win alongside a Carlow victory at Kildare will guarantee a final meeting between the Saffrons and Barrowsiders with one round of games left […]

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St Mary’s expect tough test with final berth up for grabs

All-Ireland Colleges’ Hurling Paddy Buggy Cup semi-final St Mary’s CBGS v Naas CBS (Friday, 2pm, Darver 3G) ST MARY’S CBGS hurling manager Paddy Cunningham believes it is hard to pinpoint where his side are at ahead of their Paddy Buggy Cup semi-final with Leinster champions Naas CBS on Friday afternoon writes Kevin Herron. It is over […]

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