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Tyrone boss Mickey Harte

Today, Tuesday July 4, live at 1pm: Talk GAA, boxing, soccer, etc, with the Irish News sports reporters

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Here's a few headlines from the weekend to start the ball rolling...

GAA: Mickey Harte: I won't walk away from Tyrone

MICKEY Harte says that he’s never believed that this will be his final season in charge of Tyrone and that he won’t walk away at the end of the season regardless of how things turn out.

For the first time in his 15-year reign, the three-time All-Ireland winning boss is into the final year of his existing term without his future having been sorted.

GAA: Derry close to shock win against Mayo 

Six days after Down pulled off a huge upset by beating Monaghan, Derry almost emulated them, coming agonisingly close to eliminating last year’s All-Ireland finalists Mayo from this year’s Qualifying series.

Damian Barton had flagged the belief of this Derry team that they could go down to Castlebar and defeat last year’s All-Ireland finalists.

It was not empty talk and Derry led by two points late on - and Mayo were on the ropes.

GAA: Donegal draw Meath in All-Ireland Qualifiers

Rory Gallagher's Donegal side will tackle Meath in the next round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers.

Donegal lost out heavily to Mickey Harte's Tyrone troops in the Ulster Championship semi-final. 

The Red Hands were in cruise control and registered a resounding 1-21 to 1-12 win over Donegal at Clones to make the July 16 Ulster SFC final, where they will face Down.

A sluggish Donegal overcame Longford on Saturday evening's qualifier game in Ballybofey, winning 0-12 to 0-7 to go into today's draw.

They will now be aiming to go up a few gears. The Royals may have home advantage but they were well adrift, losing 2-16 to 0-13, against Kildare in their Leinster SFC outing on June 17.

On Saturday evening they defeated Sligo, 0-14 to 1-9, in a tight qualifier contest, late points eventually edging out the Yeatsmen.  

Boxing: Controversy as 29-year-old ex-schoolteacher Jeff Horn beats fight legend Manny Pacquiao

Jeff Horn pulled off a stunning upset by defeating Manny Pacquiao via a controversial unanimous decision to capture the WBO welterweight crown at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Fighting in his hometown in front of a crowd upwards of 50,000, 29-year-old former schoolteacher Horn showed no signs of being overawed in the biggest test of his career and made a mockery of his huge underdog tag as he more than matched his Filipino foe.

Pacquiao, one of the finest fighters of his generation after world title wins in eight weight classes, finished the stronger of the two and seemed to have done enough to retain his 147lb world title.

But two judges scored the fight 115-113 and the third had it 117-111 in favour of Horn as 38-year-old Pacquiao succumbed to the seventh defeat of an illustrious 68-fight professional career.

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