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Corbett goes fourth with ace Spain display Mighty Killylough tie rivals up in knots UCD hit Henley high for first time since '74 Carlow look to clip Eagles' wings in semi Evans back on his feet after lengthy lay-off Miami gold the target as Kearney belts up

ORIENTEERING: Niamh Corbett of Cork finished fourth in the classic race at the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Spain -- a best ever result for Ireland internationally. Corbett's time of 49 minutes 25 seconds put her less than four minutes behind the W16 winner Katerina Chroma of the Czech Republic. In the boys U16 race, Alex Simonin of BOC finished 20th and Jack Miller 32nd of 86 starters. Miller had a brilliant run in the relay, completing his leg in sixth place. The boys team, completed by Simonin and GEN's Laurence Quinn, finished 14th.

At the Irish trials for the World Championships in Norway, Andrew Quin of 3ROC was first home in the 5.5km middle distance race, 25 seconds ahead of Nick Simonin with GEN's David Healy third. CNOC's Niamh O'Boyle was best of the Irish women.

In the classic 13.75km race, Simonin beat Quin by 90 seconds, while Ferm O's Ciara Largey narrowly beat O'Boyle.

In the sprint race, Simonin beat Ger Butler of 3ROC, while O'Boyle was first woman. A full team will be announced shortly.

Taking place this week are the Junior World Championships in Aalborg, Denmark.



Mighty Killylough tie rivals up in knots

TUG OF WAR: Killylough made it a home victory when the second round of the national Tug of War Championships took place in Clontibret, Co Monaghan. In the 600kg final, strong pulling from Killylough gave them victory over Gortletteragh from Co Leitrim. Boley overcame Lakehill to finish third. In Division 2, Ballygar defeated Glenhill, while in the U23 620kg competition, Clonmines beat Doyle's Corner. Winners of the women's six-a-side competition were Ballinagh who beat Boyneside. Action moves to Rathowen, Co Westmeath, on Sunday for the third round of the championships.



UCD hit Henley high for first time since '74

ROWING: UCD defied the odds to win the Prince Albert university coxed four title at Henley Royal Regatta. Dave Neale, Colm Pierce, Finbar Manning, Tom Doyle and cox Jenny Lynch knocked out seeded crews from Oxford Brookes and Goldie in the heats. In the semi-finals, they narrowly beat Harvard before an impressive two-lengths win over the University of Bristol in the final. UCD last won at Henley in 1974.

In the students' eights competition, Queens went out to Dutch crew ASR Nereus in the semi-finals. Both UCD and Queen's will be in action at the Irish Championships in Cork next week.



Carlow look to clip Eagles' wings in semi

RUGBY LEAGUE: In the final week of matches before the Carnegie League play-offs, Carlow Crusaders had a resounding 74-12 victory over Athboy while Dublin City Exiles beat Tullamore Knights 26-12. In the Leinster semi-finals, Carlow host the North Dublin Eagles while the Exiles once more welcome Tullamore.



Evans back on his feet after lengthy lay-off

BADMINTON: After a frustrating few months with a foot injury, Irish No1 Scott Evans is back training full time and will compete in tournaments in Canada and the USA over the next few weeks as warm-ups for the World Championships next month. Denmark-based Evans has also signed a contract with Silver Hatch Sports, and has a new-look website at www.scottevans.com. Locally, Jean Kelly of Terenure Junior BC has taken over as president of Leinster Badminton. Joe Ledwidge is chairman, Fearghal Kearney treasurer and Siobhan Byrne general secretary.



Miami gold the target as Kearney belts up

JUDO: After her magnificent silver at the Judo World Cup in El Salvador, Lisa Kearney from Belfast is hoping to go even better at next month's World Cup competition in Miami.

Competing in the -48kg class, Kearney beat competitors from the USA, Chile and Mexico before facing Argentina's Paula Pareto of Argentina in the final at San Salvador. Pareto, the 2008 Olympic bronze medal winner, was aiming for a third World Cup victory this year. Although she trailed early in the contest, Pareto levelled the match. Only a penalty against Kearney in the final seconds gave the No1 seed victory.

With the top 14 on the World Cup circuit qualifying for the 2012 Olympics, Kearney's recent results (7th, 5th and 2nd) have put her in a commanding early position.

Beach Volleyball: 2v2 Mixed Tournament, Ballybunion, Co Kerry, Sat 11.0.

Canoeing: National Marathon Championships, Salmon Leap, Leixlip, Sat/Sun 12.0.

Swimming (open water): Caulfield Lynch Cups, High Rock, Portmarnock, Sat 12.0. Clew Bay Swim, Newport, Co Mayo, Sat. Gibney Cup, Low Rock, Portmarnock, Sun 12.30.

Tug of War: National Championships Rd 3, Rathowen, Co Westmeath, Sun.


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