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Michael's survive test by Terenure

SCHOOLS RUGBY: St Michael's were pushed all the way by Terenure at Templeville Road in their 17-13 win in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup. Ronan Kelleher stormed over the line and Mathew Gilsenan (pictured) converted to put Michael's 7-0 up in the first half.

Terenure went over for their first try, through Matthew Byrne, after the teams had exchanged penalties. However, soon after, Michael's retook the lead when Max Deegan finished off a move and Gilsenan converted

Meanwhile, number eight David O'Connor grabbed tries in either half as defending champions Blackrock College blitzed CBC Monkstown 31-3 in their first match of this year's Leinster Schools Senior Cup

Elsewhere, St Mary's College edged past St Gerard's 7-3 in a bruising tie at Lakelands.

And Johnny Guy scored the only try of the replay at Cill Dara to seal St Andrew's progress into the second round with a 13-9 win over Castleknock College.

GLASNER WINS ON APPEAL

Swimming: Mads Glasner has been reinstated as a world champion after winning his doping case appeal yesterday.

The 25-year-old from Denmark regained his 1,500m freestyle gold medal from the 2012 short-course world by proving that a mislabeled nasal inhaler caused his positive test for a banned stimulant.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned Glasner's disqualification by swimming's world governing body, FINA.

Glasner was able to show that an American bottle of Vicks containing levmetamfetamine was covered with a label intended for the Danish market, where the brand does not contain the stimulant.

"Two very similar looking products, but with different chemical compositions," the court said. "However, he had in fact used the American product."

CAS upheld Glasner's request that FINA, which banned him for three months in 2013, publish a corrective news release.


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