THE last remaining heat of the All-Ireland finals will be held in Aughagower, county Mayo this weekend and Armagh bowlers contesting the Novice 1, 2 and Junior C championships will expect tough competition from the other regions involved - Drogheda, Cork, London, Mayo and North America.
Shane Ryan spanned a 26-year gap when he became the first Irish swimmer since 1991 to win gold for Ireland at the World Universities Championships when he claimed the 50m Backstroke title in Taipei yesterday.
Peter Hickman continued his strong form from Wednesday’s practice sessions to claim provisional pole position for the Superbike races and pole for the Superstock and Supersport classes at Saturday’s MCE Ulster Grand Prix.
AFTER a decade of near misses, Bryan O'Reilly won his first Ulster Senior Championship title and on Sunday he takes on Cork champion Martin Coppinger for the All-Ireland senior crown on the Madden Road.
There will surely be a cloud hanging over the Nationals 60x30 Championships this weekend as 12 months ago the late, great Ducksy Walsh won his 38th All-Ireland senior title, bringing his haul of medals well into hundreds double figures.