In Brief: O'Sullivan on fire for Pres
Published 26/01/2011 | 05:00
Presentation Brothers College Cork were crowned All-Ireland Schools National Cup U-19 'B' Boys winners after a 38-34 victory over Colaiste Eoin Dublin.
MVP Ronan O'Sullivan had a 28-point return in a game in which the Cork side bounced back after trailing 20-18 at the interval.
Dublin side Palmerstown secured the U-19 'C' National Cup title, with a hard-fought 34-30 victory over Presentation College Athenry.
Our Lady of Mercy of Drimnagh narrowly edged out the Teresian College of Dublin 35-30 to secure the All-Ireland Schools Girls Cup U-16 'B' title.
MVP Shannon Farrell scored twice from the line at the death to seal victory.
CONOR NILAND bounced back from his Australian Open disappointment with an excellent first-round win yesterday in the ATP Challenger Tour event in Heilbronn, Germany.
Niland, who lost in the qualifying first round in Melbourne Park two weeks ago, ended the title hopes of Switzerland's No 8 seed Marco Chiudinelli 7-5 6-2.
Niland next faces Slovakia's 156-ranked Martin Klizan.
Ireland's James McGee bowed out in the qualifying final round 6-2 6-7 (6/8) 4-6 against the top seed, France's Gregoire Burquier.
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DAVID OLIVER JOYCE has been named in the Istanbul side to meet the Kremlin Bears (Moscow) in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) European group on Friday night.
The St Michael's Athy lightweight, who signed for the Turkish side last weekend, will debut for the Turks against Russian Adlan Abdurashidov at the Darussafaka Sports Hall.
The Istanbulls go into the match against their bottom-off-the-table opponents lying in third spot in the table, eight points behind John Joe Nevin's table-topping Paris United, who meet Milan on Friday.
Cavan bantamweight Nevin will line out for United's home match against Vittorio Parrinello, who he beat 11-3 at the National Stadium in Dublin last March.
Belfast heavyweight Tommy McCarthy will debut for Milan on the night. He will meet Ludovic Groghue.
Ken Egan's and John Joe Joyce's Miami side were due to meet Los Angeles in the WSB Americas group in LA on Thursday, but that match has been pushed back to Sunday.