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SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Ireland survive Welsh scare to keep Six Nations Grand Slam on track

IRELAND 37 WA;LES 27
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Disappointment for  Cross & Passion Ballycastle in the ONeills All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Junior A Camogie Championship.

Waterford end Cross & Passion College's double dream

There will be a new name on the trophy for the O’Neills All-Ireland Post Primary Schools’ Junior A Camogie Championship after St Mary’s New Ross came through their Semi-Final with St Brigid’s Loughrea on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-5 and St Angela’s Ursuline Convent became the first ever Waterford school to reach an A grade final by taking out last year’s beaten finalists Cross & Passion Ballycastle at the Waterford IT grounds on Saturday.

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RUGBY: Nutty Krust Cup draw made for exciting youth competition

The 39th Nutty Krust Under-18 Cup competition will kick-off next month and on Tuesday the draw was made for the high profile competition.

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Ciara Toner receives the athlete of the year awards from Springwell RC President Jim Reid

ATHLETICS: Springwell AC holds awards night

Saturday evening saw Springwell Running Club gather at the Bushtown Inn, Coleraine for their annual awards evening.

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HOCKEY: Draw for Ballymoney Seconds

HOCKEY: Draw for Ballymoney Seconds

Ballymoney Ladies Seconds took on Lurgan Seconds on Saturday.

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Ballymoney wing forward, Adam Stevenson, scores beside the posts in the Kukri Q2 League match with the PSNI. Photo by Uel McDowell.

RUGBY: Emphatic win for Ballymoney Firsts

At Kilraughts Road on Saturday, JKC BMW sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV got back to winning ways with an emphatic victory against fellow newly promoted PSNI by a score line of 56-0.

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Springwell athlete Brian Edgar. INBM31-11 030SC.

ATHLETICS: Local runner picks up award

After nine months of taxing competition, the results of one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious series of 10-kilometre running races are in and a Ballymoney runner was celebrated at its recent prizegiving ceremony.

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Coleraine Grammar number 8 David Brown dives over to score under the posts against Friends Lisburn.  Photo Credit: Graham Service

SCHOOLS’ CUP: CGS into fourth round

Coleraine Grammar School took on Friends School Lisburn in the third round of the School’s Cup at their home ground on Wednesday 24th January.

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The Dominican College Under-16 Gaelic team, who are set to contest their first ever Ulster Colleges Final.

GAA: Dominican College U16 Gaelic team into first ever Ulster Colleges Final

On Wednesday 24th January the Dominican College U-16 Gaelic team contested the JJ O’Reilly Cup U16 Ulster Colleges semi-final.

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2017 NI Open champion Robin Sciot-Siegrist from France with the trophy alongside Modest! Golf directors Mark McDonnell and Niall Horan

GOLF: Strokeplay format returns for Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm in 2018

Niall Horan might be in the Emirates this week supporting his players and friend Rory McIlroy, but he has news of his own international golf tournament as Modest! Golf confirmed they are back on board for this year’s Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle.

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Springwell RC at the Mighty Oaks XC in Cookstown.

ATHLETICS: Busy week for Springwell

Saturday 13th January saw the rescheduling of the Mighty Oaks Cross Country event that was cancelled on 9th December due to snow.

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Pairs winners Jal Richardson and Cecil Dillon pictured with Club President Willie McCaw.

BOWLS: Ballybrakes Christmas Tournament

Ballybrakes Community Indoor Bowling Club held their Annual Christmas Short-mat tournament, once again sponsored by Taylor Bowls and Basil Knipe Electrics, Ballymoney from Wednesday 27th December until Monday 1st January with Finals Night on Satruday 6th January.

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Ballymoney lost captain, John McFetridge to injury.. PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney Firsts beaten

On Saturday, the JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV made the trip to Mallusk to face a tricky away tie to Academy.

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HOCKEY: Win for Portrush Firsts

HOCKEY: Win for Portrush Firsts

Portrush First XI began the New Year in great style with a dominant display against Saintfield.

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Aubrey Bingham from Disability Sport NI pictured with Robert Heyburn from Department for  Communities, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, Conor Cunning from Sport NI and Wilma Erskine, Sport NI Board Member at the launch of the Disability Sports Hub held in Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL: Causeway Wheelies programme launched

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, in conjunction with Disability Sport Northern Ireland, is piloting a new initiative with the introduction of the Causeway Wheelies Basketball Programme.

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Pictured at the launch was (front) Ulster prop Jonny Simpson with Lynne Reid, SONI (Back from left) Last year's winner of the adult category John Curry, Ulster Rugby's Peter Browne, Chris Webster, Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby and Gary McFarlane last year's winner of the youth/mini category.

RUGBY: Final call for SONI Community Champions Award entries

Entries for this season’s SONI Community Champions Award will close at noon on Monday 5th February and organisers are calling for last minute nominations from the North region, which includes rugby clubs in Coleraine and Ballymoney.

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Ballymoney scrumhalf, Mathew Steele, brings the Larne winger to ground.'PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney progress in Towns' Cup

A bitterly cold but sunny January afternoon could only mean the first round of the River Rock Towns Cup and JKC sponsored Ballymoney 1st XV entertained fellow Q2 side Larne RFC at the Kilraughts Road.

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At the announcement of Team NI, hosted at Theatre at the Mill  Newtownabbey, for the XXI Commonwealth  Games Gold Coast, Australia were, Dame Mary Peters, Patron of Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, Cllr Paul Hamill Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and representatives including athletes and coaches from Team NI.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: TeamNI announced for Gold Coast 2018

With just over three months until the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games, 88 athletes have been named to represent Northern Ireland in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Ballymoney Centre, Martin Irwin, scores the first of his brace of tries against Malone in their Conference League match. PICTURE: Uel McDowell

RUGBY: Ballymoney end year with a win

The JKC Sponsored Ballymoney RFC 1st XV played their last game of 2017 against Malone 2nd XV in the conference league and in an entertaining game came out 33-22 winners at Kilraughts Road.

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Coleraine Man of the Match, David Greatorex, presented with the 'Tom McClelland Memorial Award' by Louise Morrow following the CIYMS game on Saturday. Also pictured is Brian Reid, Hon Life President, Coleraine RFCC.

RUGBY: Coleraine lose tight game against CIYMS

Coleraine lost out to Belfast side CIYMS in the league at the weekend and had to be satisfied with a losing bonus point.

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