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Monday 20 October 2014

I want to find Irish female Bolt -- sprinter's manager

SPORTS manager to the stars Ricky Simms is on the hunt for Ireland's Usain Bolt -- and it's a woman.

The Donegal businessman has some of the world's best athletes on his books including the world-famous Jamaican sprinter and British Olympic hero Mo Farah.

He said that although Ireland has a small population, he believes there are hidden treasures in the area of female athletes.

"For a small country, we have amazing talent," he said. "In terms of competing, we are not going to do it in sprinting...But in other events we can come on top -- particularly in hurdles and female long distance."

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