Sunday 24 September 2017

Boxing: Egan adds to his Finnish gold haul

BEIJING 2008 Olympic silver medallist Ken Egan just can't stop bringing home gold medals from Finland.

The Dublin southpaw has claimed gold -- one of four gold medals for Ireland -- at the 33rd Elite Tammer Multi-Nations in Finland.

David Oliver Joyce, who scooped the Boxer of the Tournament award, Beijing Olympian John Joe Joyce and Conrad Cummings also finished on top of their respective podiums in Tampere.

Egan, who has now fought five times in Finland, winning two Tammer and three Gee Bee Multi-Nation gold medals, capped a great tournament for Ireland's Elite boxers.

Tennis

IRELAND Davis Cup boss Garry Cahill says he's hoping to avoid big guns Portugal when the draw for next year's event is made tomorrow in London.

Following their Group One relegation play-off defeat by Slovakia last month, Portugal will campaign next year in Ireland's Group Two of the Europe-Africa Zone.

And the Portuguese will be joined in the lower division by Finland, who lost 4-1 to Denmark in a relegation play-off in Helsinki.

Denmark, meanwhile, will play Romania in the first round of Europe/Africa Zone Group One next year.

Hockey

A scrambled first-half goal from Alan Sothern put unbeaten Pembroke Wanderers clear of the pack at the head of the Leinster League.

Sothern's 14th score of the league campaign sufficed to defeat second-placed Three Rock Rovers, the only goal of yesterday's game played at Belfield.

Pembroke 'keeper Mark Ingram played a significant part in protecting the slender lead, with a string of solid second-half saves.

Meanwhile, Monkstown and Railway Union played themselves into contention, beating UCD and YMCA respectively to climb into the top five.

Basketball

Moycullen fell to Bord Gais Neptune as both teams searched for their first win of the season in the Men's Superleague. The Cork side claimed the much-needed points on the table as they overcame Moycullen 90--68.

Local bragging rights were up for grabs in DCU Sports Complex as DCU Saints took on UCD Marian, with the home side coming out on top as Marian were held to just two points in the last 10 minutes.

On Friday, Killester managed to secure a vital win when they took on Dublin Inter in the National Basketball Arena, the northsiders coming away with a 24-point victory.

In the Women's Superleague Killester travelled to Lexlip to take on Liffey Celtics where they claimed their first win of the season.

Singleton SuperValu Brunell welcomed Dublin southsiders, Meteors to the Parochial Hall on Sunday. Following a tough loss to top of the table UL, Singleton SuperValu Brunell edged past Meteors by three points.

american football

A 77-yard bomb from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz with 73 seconds left helped the New York Giants claim a 27-23 win over the Washington Redskins in a thrilling see-saw battle.

The long connection to Cruz came just 19 seconds after Redskins signal caller Robert Griffin III hit Santana Moss with a 30-yard touchdown strike that had given Washington a 23-20 lead.

The victory improved the reigning Super Bowl champions' record to 5-2 and tightened their hold on first place in the NFC East Division.

Irish Independent

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