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SUNFLOWER TROPHY: Glenn Irwin under lap record at Bishopscourt

Glenn Irwin put down a marker as the British Superbike rider produced a scorching 100mph lap to seal pole at the JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting.

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Lauren going for gold after successful year

A young triathlete from Ballyclare recently received plaudits when she was awarded a prestigious all-Ireland athletics title.

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Dunmurry driver Kyle White.

MOTORSPORT: Season to remember for rally hopeful Kyle White

For 20-year-old Kyle White from Dunmurry, the 2016 rally season has been one of great highs and a few disappointments, but once again the former Junior 1000 Rally winner has shown great speed and skill.

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David Allingham on the EHA Racing Yamaha.

MOTORCYCLING: David Allingham and EHA Racing confirmed for Sunflower

Rising British Supersport prospect David Allingham has entered the fray for this weekend’s JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt in Co Down.

Anthony Foley. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ulster Rugby to install Kingpsan memorial to Anthony Foley

Ulster Rugby are set to unveil a memorial to Anthony Foley at the Kingspan Stadium.

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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at Brands Hatch.

BRITISH SUPERBIKES: Glenn Irwin ends rookie season on a high with podium at Brands Hatch

Glenn Irwin ended his rookie season in the MCE British Superbike Championship on a high by chalking up his second rostrum finish on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at Brands Hatch.

Jonathan Rea celebrates his brace of podium finishes at Jerez in Spain.

WORLD SUPERBIKES: Jonathan Rea’s title celebrations on ice until Qatar

Jonathan Rea will have to wait a little while longer to be crowned World Superbike champion for a second time despite finishing ahead of team-mate Tom Sykes in race two at Jerez on Sunday.

Jonathan Rea showed his respect for former Northern Ireland motorcycling world champions Joey Dunlop and Brian Reid when he donned the helmets of both riders immediately after winning the World Superbike Championship in 2015.

Phillip McCallen: It’s impossible to compare Joey and Rea

Eleven-time Isle of Man TT winner Phillip McCallen says it is impossible to make a comparison between World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and Ulster road racing hero Joey Dunlop.

John Burrows' Cookstown B.E. Racing team celebrates winning the Irish Superbike and Supertwin championships at Armoy. Derek Sheils (centre) was crowned Superbike champion while Malachi Mitchell-Thomas posthumously won the Ulster Supertwins title. Malachi's father Kevin (kneeling, centre) gave his blessing to the team to continue racing following his son's death at the North West 200 in May.

John Burrows: Death of Malachi Mitchell-Thomas was all-time low for our team

Cookstown B.E. Racing team owner John Burrows admits the tragic death of young prospect Malachi Mitchell-Thomas at this year’s North West 200 left him facing one of the toughest decisions of his career.

Jonathan Rea on the Kawasaki ZX-10R during free practice at Jerez in Spain.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea hampered by traction issues on day one at Jerez

Jonathan Rea endured a difficult opening day in practice at Jerez ahead of his bid to wrap up a second World Superbike title at the Spanish circuit this weekend.

MotoGP rider Eugene Laverty.

MotoGP: Eugene Laverty ‘lucky’ to escape serious injury in Motegi crash

Eugene Laverty admits he had a lucky escape following a massive high-side during opening practice on Friday at Motegi ahead of this weekend’s Japanese MotoGP round.

Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea is on the cusp of retaining the World Superbike title.

Jonathan Rea ‘by far the best rider ever from Northern Ireland’

Jeremy McWilliams says Jonathan Rea stands on the brink of achieving the greatest feat in the history of Northern Ireland motorcycle racing by clinching back-to-back World Superbike titles this weekend.

Jonathan Rea clinched the World Superbike title last year at Jerez in Spain.

Jonathan Rea on cusp of second World Superbike title

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says his destiny is in his own hands as the Northern Ireland rider prepares to stake his claim to win back-to-back titles this weekend at Jerez.

Michael Taylor, captain of Royal Portrush Golf Club, presents a cheque for �10,000 to Ian Crowe, Chairman of the Air Ambulance NI as Liam Beckett, Albert Kirk, Stephen Ferris, Mervyn Whyte and Adrian Logan look on.

NW200 celebrity golf tournament raises £10,000 for Air Ambulance NI charity

A pro-am celebrity golf tournament held at Royal Portrush Golf Club during this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 race week in May raised £10,000 for the Air Ambulance NI charity.

Sunflower Trophy race sponsor Jim Finlay pictured with David Haire and Glenn Irwin at the launch of the Sunflower Trophy races, which will take place at Bishopscourt on October 21-22.

Christian Iddon confirmed for Sunflower Trophy on Tyco BMW

MCE British Superbike rider Christian Iddon will make his debut at the JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt on the Tyco BMW (October 21-22).

Gearlink Kawasaki rider Andrew Irwin.

Andrew Irwin eyes Supersport glory at Sunflower Trophy showpiece

Young British Supersport prospect Andrew Irwin says only a winning return to Irish championship action will suffice as he weighs up his chances at this month’s JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy meeting.

Glenn Irwin will ride the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at the Sunflower Trophy meeting at Bishopscourt.

Glenn Irwin heads Sunflower Trophy line-up on PBM Ducati

British Superbike star Glenn Irwin is set to give Ulster motorcycle fans a real treat as he stakes his claim for the prestigious Sunflower Trophy silverware this month on the factory PBM Be Wiser Ducati.

Cody Nally (57) and Nikki Coates (65) are among the entries for the Irish Superbike meeting at St Angelo.

Nikki Coates eyes Irish Superbike title at St Angelo

Nikki Coates will make his debut at St Angelo on Saturday in the penultimate round of the Irish and Ulster short circuit championships at the Enniskillen Revival 100 meeting.

Adam Carroll.

MOTORSPORT: Adam Carroll poised for Jaguar comeback in Hong Kong

Seventeen years ago Eddie Irvine spearheaded the Jaguar Team in Formula One and on Sunday another Ulsterman, Adam Carroll, will lead the new Jaguar Team in the Formula E Championship at the opening round of the new series in Hong Kong.

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Eugene Magee is relishing the challenge of the Euro Hockey League.

HOCKEY: Eugene Magee relishing Euro League test

The Euro Hockey League (EHL) lands in Ireland for the first time over the weekend as 12 of Europe’s best clubs arrive in Banbridge’s Havelock Park for Round 1 of the competition.

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