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AIL RUGBY: City of Derry out of bottom two after Bective victory

City of Derry 21, Bective Rangers 8

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Blaine Dobbins, left, of St Joseph's, Derry, is declared winner over Connor Jordan, of St Aidan's BC, at the end of their 49kg bout during the 2016 IABA Elite Boxing Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile

BOXING: Blaine ready to fill Paddy Barnes’ boots and follow in footsteps of Derry legend

Blaine Dobbins doesn’t need any extra motivation to finish the job at the Irish Elite Boxing Championships at the National Stadium tonight.

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Brett McGinty, right, of Oakleaf, exchanges punches with Peter Carr of Crumlin during their 69kg bout during the 2016 IABA Elite Boxing Championships at the National Stadium in Dublin.

BOXING: Brett McGinty’s saving the ‘real talking’ for the ring!

OAK LEAF ABC’s talented teenage welterweight, Brett McGinty refuses to be dragged into a war of words with his Irish Elite Final opponent, Dean Walsh, and insists he will do the ‘real talking in the ring’ tonight.

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Connor Coyle pictured with his coaching team after his knockout win in his pro debut in Florida.

BOXING: Connor Coyle’s fitter than ever ahead of his third pro outing in Dublin

MIDDLEWEIGHT Connor Coyle will be a familiar face at ringside at the Irish Senior Finals in the National Stadium, Dublin tomorrow night as he lends his support to Derry’s two Irish Elite Championship finalists.

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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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Neil Burns contributed 21 of City of Derry's tally against Old Crescent at Judges Road.

AIL RUGBY: Superb Derry defeat Old Crescent in thriller

Ulster Bank All Ireland League, Division 2B

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Frampton does battle with Leo Santa Cruz

WATCH: 'Only fair' that Santa Cruz fights me in Belfast, says Frampton

Carl Frampton insists that it's 'only fair' that Leo Santa Cruz makes good on his promise to fight him in Belfast this year.
City of Derry Ladies, pictured celebrating their title success last year, make a return to All Ireland action this weekend when they play host to Rathdrum in the quarter-finals of the Plate.

RUGBY: City of Derry Ladies target semi-finals spot

City of Derry women will make a return to All Ireland action this weekend when they host Rathdrum in the quarter-finals of the Plate competition.

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The fencing erected around the new 3G pitches at Brooke Park.

‘No more Mister, can I have my ball back’

Fencing erected around new pitches at Brooke Park is to be extended upwards following safety concern over “spillage of balls” posing a hazard to cars or pedestrians.

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Carl Frampton with the world title belt.

BOXING: Frampton vows to bring belt back to Belfast

Carl Frampton has vowed to bring his WBA Featherweight World title back to Belfast.

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Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank Managing Director of Personal Banking, Stephen Black, Chairman of the Schools Committee and Ulster Rugby President John McKibbin make the drawn for the Danske Bank Schools' Cup fourth round

RUGBY: Draw made for Danske Bank Schools’ Cup fourth round

The top ranked teams in this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup entered at the fourth round draw stage with two set to make their exit when the ties are staged on February 4.

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Neil Burns was in fine kicking form as City of Derry defeated Barnhall in AIL Division 2B.

AIL RUGBY: Derry defeat Barnhall to continue AIL resurgence

City of Derry 23, MU Barnhall 11

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Left to right.  Daley Thompson, Chair of the trust Eilish Rutherford, boxer Brett McGinity, Irish Senior Champion in 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke Danielle Hill, Alyn Spratt of sponsor Bluefin Sport and Dame Mary Peters.
Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

BOXING: Brett McGinty handed financial ‘lifeline’

TALENTED amateur boxer, Brett McGinty has been handed a very welcome financial boost as he was identified as a potential star of the future as part of the Mary Peters Trust ‘Make it Happen’ awards.

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Derry's Tyrone McCullagh, pictured during his victory over Edwin Tellez, has signed a management contract with Matthew Macklin's MGM Group.

BOXING: Tyrone McCullagh ‘excited’ to work with Matthew Macklin’s MGM Group

TYRONE McCULLAGH believes he will secure his first professional title before the end of 2017 after signing an ‘exciting’ new management contract with Matthew Macklin’s MGM Group.

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DARTS: Doherty hits 140 checkout as Phoenix win derby

DARTS: Doherty hits 140 checkout as Phoenix win derby

The Phoenix Bar claimed the ‘derby’ honours last week with an ultimately comfortable 19-4 victory against Fairview in ther Estate Services Friday Night Darts League

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There will be a 12 race card on offer at Lifford Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.

DOG RACING: Tightly graded card at Lifford on Saturday

There will be a 12 race card on offer at Lifford Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night and on a tightly graded card finding winners will be tricky for punters.

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Derry super middleweight, Sean McGlinchey signs professional terms with promoter/manager Kieran Farrell.

BOXING: Glenn McCrory to coach Sean McGlinchey as ‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ goes pro

DERRY BOXER, Sean McGlinchey will have former World Cruiserweight champion, Glenn McCrory in his corner as he makes his debut in the paid ranks next April.

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City of Derry player/coach Richard McCarter.

CITY OF DERRY: McCarter admits changes are inevitable

City of Derry coach Richard McCarter admits this weekend’s squad for the Ulster League Armagh will be selected with one eye on their upcoming AIL home clash with Barnhall in a few weeks time.

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Foyle College captain Thomas Cole. (Picture by Brian Little/Presseye)

RUGBY: Foyle College take on Regent in School’s Cup

Foyle College go in search of Cup glory this weekend when they host Belfast’s Regent House School in the second round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup.

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