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BOXING: Frampton says sorry to fans who will miss out on tickets for SSE Arena fight

Carl Frampton has publicly apologised to fans who will miss out on tickets for next month's WBC World Featherweight fight against Mexican Andres Gutierrez.
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Chris Smiley had a really strong event at Croft in the BTCC. Photo credit Andy Gray Media.

Decent run for Smiley at Croft

It was a weekend of what could have been for Chris Smiley despite the Carrick driver collecting his best result in the British Touring Car Championship to date at Croft.

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Carrick racer Chris Smiley

Smiley delighted with strong display in British Touring Car Championship

Carrick racer Chris Smiley bagged his best result in his debut season at the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in Yorkshire at the weekend.

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Ryan Eagleson. Picture: Pacemaker

Nearly 10,000 runs, over 700 wickets - why Ryan Eagleson owes everything to Carrick

Even in local club cricket, finding a player who resists all overtures to remain at the same club for the duration of his career is becoming increasingly difficult.

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Chris Smiley is hoping to step it up a gear as the British Touring Car Championship returns this weekend.

Carrick driver Chris Smiley ready to move up a gear at British Touring Car Championship

BTC Norlin Racing’s Chris Smiley hopes to get back on track as he prepares to take on the fifth leg of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) this weekend in Yorkshire.
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Northern Knights team

CRICKET: Five-star Craig Young gives North West Warriors the edge against Northern Knights

Craig Young’s five-wicket haul ensured the North-West Warriors will take a slight advantage into Day Two of their Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship match with the Northern Knights at Eglinton.

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Jean Deysel while playing for the Sharks

RUGBY: South African international Jean Deysel to join Ulster

Ulster Rugby has confirmed they have signed powerful Springbok back row Jean Deysel, who will arrive at Kingspan Stadium in mid-July on a two-year deal.

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In this May 9, 2017 photo, the Webb Ellis Cup is displayed in Kyoto, Japan,  a day before the draw for the pool stage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament. (Kyodo News via AP)

RUGBY WORLD CUP: Ireland drawn with Scotland and hosts Japan at 2019 finals

Ireland have been pooled with Scotland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Glenavon goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey

Irish League goalkeeper bemused by reaction to toilet break in Europa League play-off

Glenavon goalkeeper Jonny Tuffey has been left surprised by the level of interest in his decision to take a toilet break during Monday’s Europa League play-off semi-final.

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Derek Sheils is the race favourite on the Cookstown B.E. Suzuki in the Superbike class at the Cookstown 100.

Cookstown 100: Big guns primed for Orritor battle

The new Irish road racing season rolls on with the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 as a quality line-up prepares to battle for honours around the 2.1-mile Orritor course.

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Franco Van der Merwe

ULSTER RUGBY: Van der Merwe wants big finish against Ospreys

South African lock Franco van der Merwe is hoping Saturday won’t be his last meaningful game in an Ulster shirt.

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Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 Superstock maching during practice for the Tandragee 100.

Guy Martin makes Honda roads bow at Tandragee 100

Guy Martin completed his first laps of the Tandragee 100 course in 12 years as he made his roads bow on the Honda Racing Fireblade SP2 Superstock machine on Friday.
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Carl Frampton MBE pictured with his wife Christine and their children Carla and Rossa

Christine Frampton turns tables on UVF troll

The wife of Northern Ireland champion boxer Carl Frampton has turned the tables on a social media troll who said her family would be murdered by the UVF.

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VIDEO: Titanic 10K

Titanic 10k road race in the Titanic Quarter of Belfast

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Rory McIlroy.

POLL: How will Rory McIlroy get on at the U.S. Masters?

The U.S. Masters is the only major competition in golf Rory McIlroy has failed to win.

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Andrew Trimble

GUINNESS PRO12: Andrew Trimble among several players returning from injury for Ulster

Ulster remained hopeful that international winger Andrew Trimble would be in the mix for selection ahead of their return to the Guinness PRO12 this weekend.

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Young Ballymena United fan at Seaview

LEAGUE CUP FINAL: Fans enjoying day out at Seaview

Ballymena United and Carrick Rangers fans made the League Cup Final a bright occasion at Seaview on Saturday.

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Jono Gibbes

RUGBY: Ulster confirm Jono Gibbes as new head coach from next season

Ulster have landed a major coup in attracting former All Black international Jono Gibbes to Kingspan Stadium as head coach ahead of the 2017-18 season.

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Bangor II defeated Randalstown to book their place in the last eight and continue the defence of the Towns' Cup, the team the club's firsts won last year

RUGBY: Ulster Towns’ Cup quarter-final draw

River Rock Towns’ Cup favoruites, Ballynahinch II will travel to Carrickfergus for the quarter-finals on Saturday, February 25.

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RBAI's Michael Lowry  in action with Ballyclares Jack lewis

SCHOOLS’ CUP RUGBY: Holders RBAI ease into quarter-finals with emphatic win over Ballyclare High

RBAI 54 Ballyclare High 0

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