Tuesday 12 December 2017

Irish clean up with medals Wolfhounds out Kuerten points Landis to ride NZ

bOxing: Ireland's Elite and Pre-Elite boxers won six gold, three silver and four bronze medals in the Czech Republic and Finland at the weekend.

Darren O'Neill, John Joe Nevin, Jason Quigley, Willie McLaughlin and Sean Turner finished on top of the podium in Ostrava, while Ross Hickey claimed gold in the Tammer Multi-Nations event in Finland, and the team added four bronzes there.

Fionnuala on fire

ATHLETICS: Fionnuala Britton gave a truly sparkling performance to win the women's event at the Gerry Farnan Memorial cross-country carnival in the Phoenix Park yesterday, sprinting away to win by 66 seconds.

It was the Britton of old, the woman who took silver in the European U23 cross-country event a couple of years ago.

Wolfhounds out

RUGBY LEAGUE: Wales set up a winner-takes-all clash against France in Albi next Saturday after squeezing past Ireland 31-30 in their latest group match in the Alitalia European Cup in Neath.

A late drop goal from Wales' Lee Briers proved decisive as the Wolfhounds were edged out.

Ireland coach Andy Kelly said: "I'm massively disappointed. I thought we worked really hard."

Kuerten points

EQUESTRIAN: Jessica Kuerten and Shane Breen landed qualifying points at the opening leg of the Rolex FEI World Cup series in Oslo, Norway, yesterday.

Meanwhile, Irish dressage rider Anna Merveldt finished second in the Grand Prix Special in La Mandria, Italy.

Landis to ride NZ

CYCLING: Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis will ride in New Zealand's Tour of Southland next month for the second time.

Tour manager Bruce Ross said: "He feels he has to put things right. He's made mistakes, but he's served his time."

Baseball: The Philadelphia Phillies tied their best-of-seven National League Championship Series at 1-1 by beating the San Francisco Giants 6-1.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: The Indianapolis Colts continued their domination of their NFC opponents while maintaining a share of the lead in the AFC South by defeating the Washington Redskins 27-24.

Results: Chicago 20 Seattle 23, New England 23 Baltimore 20 (OT), NY Giants 28 Detroit 20, Philadelphia 31 Atlanta 17, Pittsburgh 28 Cleveland 10, Green Bay 20 Miami 23 (OT), St Louis 20 San Diego 17, Tampa Bay 6 New Orleans 31, Houston 35 Kansas City 31, San Francisco 17 Oakland 9, Denver 20 NY Jets 24, Minnesota 24 Dallas 21.

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