Monday 11 December 2017

Evans and Magee hold their own at Worlds

BADMINTON: Although Irish involvement in the World Championships in Guangzhou, China, ended on Tuesday when national No 1 Chloe Magee lost in the opening round of the women's singles, it was still an impressive performance by the well-prepared Ireland team in the heartland of world badminton.

Against Hsaio Ma Pei of Chinese Taipei, Magee was no pushover and pulled off a number of good points before going out 21-14, 21-14 in a 36-minute match.

A day earlier, Scott Evans kept the current world No 1 and top seed, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, on court for 40 minutes in his first round match. After a number of long rallies and well-played points, he bowed out 21-14 21-15.

CANOEING: Peter Egan of Salmon Leap has won the men's K1 200m, 500m and 1000m titles at the World Police and Fire Games in Castlewellan, Co Down. For Northern Ireland, Gerry Murphy was another triple winner, taking the over-50 200m, 500m and 1000m titles.

DUATHLON: Liam Dunne won the final round of the Runways Dublin Duathlon Series in a tight three-way battle with Derek McCormack and Killian Heery around the 15 Acres of the Phoenix Park. Aoife Lynch continued her winning streak, leading the women's race from the gun and taking both the run and bike prime.

DARTS: Former world darts champion Bob Anderson and the Irish team that took a haul of five medals at the World Police and Fire Games last week put on a special darts exhibition at the Garda Darts Club tonight (Sat 8pm) in Garda HQ, Dublin. Leading the Garda team is new world police champion Bob Curry. All welcome.

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