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RUGBY: Nutty Krust Cup draw made for exciting youth competition

The 39th Nutty Krust Under-18 Cup competition will kick-off next month and on Tuesday the draw was made for the high profile competition.

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WATCH: The draw is made for this year's Nutty Krust Under-18 Cup

The 39th staging of the annual Irwin's Bakery Nutty Krust Cup will get underway at Chambers Park, Portadown, on Wednesday, March 7.

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Watch: Reaction from Jacob Stockdale after he scored two tries for Ireland against Italy.

Winger Jacob Stockdale has a habit of making the headlines - and against Italy he did once again, scoring two tries in the Six Nations 56-19 win.

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Jacob Stockdale runs in for a second try against Italy

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Jacob Stockdale happy to keep paying Joe Schmidt back for keeping faith

Jacob Stockdale continues to pay back Joe Schmidt for keeping faith in him after he scored his sixth international try in six appearances for Ireland.

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Six Nations: Another first for Ireland’s rising star Jacob Stockdale

Jacob Stockdale will add again to his rapidly progressing CV tomorrow when he makes his Six Nations debut with Ireland in Paris against France.

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2017 NI Open champion Robin Sciot-Siegrist from France with the trophy alongside Modest! Golf directors Mark McDonnell and Niall Horan

GOLF: Strokeplay format returns for Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm in 2018

Niall Horan might be in the Emirates this week supporting his players and friend Rory McIlroy, but he has news of his own international golf tournament as Modest! Golf confirmed they are back on board for this year’s Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle.

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RUGBY: Watch Jacob Stockdale look ahead to Ulster's game against Wasps on Sunday

With a European Cup quarter-final at stake when Ulster met Wasps on Sunday in Coventry, winger Jacob Stockdale admits it is one of the biggest games of his career to date.

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Pictured at the announcement of Team NI for the XXI Commonwealth Games are (l-r) Brendan Courtney, Head of Sports Services, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council; Fionnaula Toner (Netball), Ewan McAteer (Gymnastics), Mandy McMaster, General Team Manager, Dame Mary Peters, CH, DBE, Patron of Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council; Elaine Rice (Netball Coach), Niamh Cooper (Netball) and Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of LCCC's Leisure and Community Development Committee.

Local area strongly represented on NI Commonwealth Games Team

The strength and depth of sporting provision within the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council area is reflected in the make-up of the 2018 Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Team.

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Tributes pour in for cricket writer David Holmes

Tributes have come pouring in from across Ireland for the News Letter’s cricket correspondent David Holmes, who died on Sunday.

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News Letter cricket writer David Holmes dies aged 54

The News Letter’s cricket correspondent David Holmes has died suddenly.

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At the announcement of Team NI, hosted at Theatre at the Mill  Newtownabbey, for the XXI Commonwealth  Games Gold Coast, Australia were, Dame Mary Peters, Patron of Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, Cllr Paul Hamill Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and representatives including athletes and coaches from Team NI.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: TeamNI announced for Gold Coast 2018

With just over three months until the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games, 88 athletes have been named to represent Northern Ireland in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Haley Ballard, Gary O'Hanlon Current Irish Marathon Champion and Marir-Claire Caldwell Pictured during the Launch of the Spar 2018 Omagh Half Marathon at Omagh Leisure Centre

ATHLETICS: £5,000 prizefund on offer at Omagh half marathon

The 29th SPAR Omagh Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run was officially launched this week with organisers noting a high level of early sign ups for the race that is now well established on the Irish athletics scene.

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General view of the sixth race.

HORSE RACING: Gilgamboa back in business at Down Royal

Nina Carberry believes Gilgamboa might have rediscovered his mojo after he returned to winning ways at Down Royal.

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Linfield's Stephen Fallon scores against Cliftonville

IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield end Cliftonville’s unbeaten run

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FEATURE: Aimee switches focus to Winter Olympics

FEATURE: Aimee switches focus to Winter Olympics

North Down-based snowboarder Aimee Fuller is well on the way to making it to the 2018 Winter Olympics to represent Team GB.

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WATCH: Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale keeping his feet on ground as Harlequins arrive in Belfast

Jacob Stockdale is keeping his feet on the ground in spite of the high expectations on the young winger's shoulders.

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WATCH: Jacob Stockdale on his role as Lurgan Tigers ambassador

Jacob Stockdale has been impressing on the pitch, but off field he is doing some coaching work at Lurgan Rugby Club.

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BADMINTON: Bronze medal for Ireland's McVeigh

The decision to include the Short Stature Class 6 in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics was a ‘dream come true’ for Niall McVeigh.
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Ciaran and Sinead Chambers lift the Lithuanian International mixed doubles title.

BADMINTON: Waiting game for Chambers siblings

Ireland’s standing within European Badminton received a major boost last week when its top players were to contest THREE of the finals at the Forza Irish Open.

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Rachael Woods smashes from the back of the court.

BADMINTON: Rachael is Ireland's Young Player of the Year

We are now entering the time of the year when many Awards Evenings are taking place and Badminton Ireland is no exception with the annual event being sold out this year at the Clayton Hotel at Dublin Airport.

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