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African call for Sutton Squash

SQUASH: Three members of Sutton LTC have made the Irish team for the World Junior Squash Championships starting in Windhoek, Namibia on August 10. David Ryan and Oisín Logan will play in both the individual and team competition while Cillian Dunne plays in the individual contest. Also playing are Irish junior No 1, Michael Craig, who represented Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games, and Nikita Gilevskiy.

After they arrive home from Africa, the three Sutton players take up sports scholarships in the USA. Ryan has won a place in Harvard, Logan is going to George Washington College in Washington DC, and Dunn to Drexel University Philadelphia.

3At her fifth Commonwealth Games, Madeline Perry made the quarter-finals where she lost to No 3 seed Joelle King of New Zealand, Michael Craig made the second round. The pair also competed in the mixed doubles.

SAILING: With qualification for Rio 16 beginning, Dublin sailor Annalise Murphy is one of four London 2012 Olympians selected for next month's World Sailing Championships in Santander, Spain. Also selected are Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern (49er), and James Espey (Laser). Making up the team are new crew Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey (49erfx), and Finn Lynch (Laser Standard) from the development academy.

Qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympics begins at the IFDS World Championships in Halifax, Canada, starting on August 19.

Kinsale sailor John Twomey, aiming for his 11th consecutive Paralympics, is joined in the 3-man Sonar by Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll.

TRIATHLON: Pro triathlete Bryan Keane finished a close sixth in last weekend's ETU European Cup in Banyoles, Spain. Keane finished the Olympic-distance event in 1 hrs 48 mins 23 secs - just nine seconds off a medal - and recorded the second fastest cycle leg of the day. Next up is a sprint triathlon at the World Triathlon Series in Stockholm on August 23.

SWIMMING: World and European medal winners Fiona Doyle and Barry Murphy lead a team of seven at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany starting on August 13. Also competing is Sycerika McMahon, who was in action at the Commonwealth Games earlier this week, along with Dan Sweeney, Nicholas Quinn and Brendan Hyland. Away from the pool, Chris Bryan goes in the open water 10km and 25km.

A 12-strong Irish youth squad brought home 29 medals, 13 of them gold, from the Canadian Age Group Championships in Winnipeg last week. Among the winners on the final day of competition was Tallaght's Antoinette Neamt in the W13 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle, and Gerry Quinn from Longford in the M16 20m individual medley.

ROWING: A strong Irish team is competing in this weekend's Coupe de la Jeunesse in Libourne, near Bordeaux in France. In total, seven crews are entered - men's junior doubles, quad and pair, and women's double, quad, pair and single.

Last weekend, Ireland finished third overall at last weekend's rowing Home International regatta at Iniscarra, with a number of solid wins. Emma Desmond and Niall Duncan won the women and men's lightweight sculls, Eimantas Grigalius the men's single sculls, Niall Murphy and Alan McKenna the men's pair, and Shane Mulvaney and Fintan McCarthy the men's junior double. Overall, Scotland, coached by former Ireland rower Colin Williamson, came out on top.


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