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In brief: Ireland's James McGee and Colin O'Brien clinched a quarter-final place in the men's doubles

Tennis

Published 24/02/2010 | 05:00

IRELAND'S James McGee and Colin O'Brien clinched a quarter-final place in the men's doubles in the ITF Futures event in Sarajevo.

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The Dublin duo dumped out Hungarians Kornel Bardoczky and Adam Kellner on a 6-4 6-3 scoreline to set up a last-eight clash today.

O'Brien failed to nail down a place in the main draw of the singles, losing 6-7 (9/11) to Britian's Dominic Inglot.

On the ITF U-18 circuit, Greystones' No 3 seed Amy Bowtell scored a 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-2 victory over Ukraine's Marta Hnatyshyn in the Grade 3 event in Lithuania, while Dublin's Grainne O'Neill clinched a second round place in the Grade 4 event in Oslo, thanks to a 6-4 6-1 victory over Norway's Vicki Saxegaard.

Cricket

AUSTRALIAN fast bowler Brett Lee last night announced his retirement from Test cricket. The 33-year-old has been hampered by injury after making 76 Test appearances that has yielded 310 wickets.

Schools Rugby

Methodist College marched into the semi-finals of the Ulster Schools' Cup with a 20-0 victory over Ballyclare High yesterday.

The performance of the round was Friends' 11-11 draw at Ballymena Academy. In the remaining ties, Wallace High eliminated Regent House 6-0 in a dour struggle while BRA beat Dalriada 8-0. The semi-final draw is this afternoon.

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