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Fleming and Egan make Liffey splash

CANOEING: After many years in the minor placings, Celbridge's Neil Fleming and Peter Egan of Salmon Leap teamed up to win the K2 class at the Great Outdoors Liffey Descent.

Conditions were perfect and Egan and Fleming's time of just over 1 hour 49 minutes was not far off the course record.

Earlier this summer, the pair had teamed up to win the British marathon title, and were using the race as a final tune-up before the World Championships in Singapore.

Previous winner Gary Mawer of Salmon came home in just over two hours to win the men's K1 class. Aisling Smith, overall winner in the junior wildwater class, produced the best woman's result of the day. Over 700 took part in the race.



Scotland visiting Belfield

VOLLEYBALL: For the first time in many years, the Irish women's team hosts a full international match when they play Scotland tomorrow at UCD (12.30pm).

The Belfield match is part of the squad's preparation for the European Small Nations Championships next summer where qualification for the European Championships' main draw is at stake.

Admission to Sunday's match is free.



Open day at Baldoyle Centre

BADMINTON: Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Grange Road, Dublin is the venue for a free open day on Sunday October 23.

Men, women and children of all ages and levels of fitness are welcome to come along and give the sport a try. All equipment is supplied. Come along on the day or phone 01-8393355 for more info.



Wolfhounds eye Scots upset

RUGBY LEAGUE: Ireland are hoping to cause an upset against Scotland tomorrow.

Last time the two sides met, the Irish fell apart in the second half of the match and gave Scotland an easy victory.

With the World Cup of 2013 in mind, coach Mark Aston has selected 13 uncapped players in his 30-man squad for the upcoming test series. After the Glasgow tie, the Irish face Wales and France.



Surf's up for the final time

SURFING: The Irish season concludes with the annual intercounty championships at Rossnolwagh, with teams from Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Clare and Waterford all contenders for the overall title.


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