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Sports Briefs McKiernan wins Dublin 10K

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Cavan runner Catherina McKiernan was an easy winner in the Women’s Mini Marathon, run through the streets of Dublin on Sunday. She finished the 10K run in 33 minutes, 22 seconds, two minutes ahead of her nearest rival, Teresa Duffy. More than 35,000 women took part in the event, making it one of the biggest all-women events in the world.

Schumacher’s poor showin

Ralf Schumacher, second driver to Damon Hill on the Eddie Jordan team, is under pressure to retain his place after yet another poor showing the Canadian Grand Prix. He didn’t even get past the first corner and with the Jordan team struggling badly, Schumacher’s future is in doubt.

Sutherland retires

English-born Fergie Sutherland has retired from training. Fergie has been training at Clondrohid in Cork for many years and is best remembered for his success with Imperial Call in the 1996 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Reality check for North

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Lawrie McMenemy’s honeymoon period as manager of Northern Ireland is over. Following two home wins over Slovakia and Switzerland, the North were beaten 4-1 by Spain in Santander last week.

“The game confirmed some of the inner suspicions I had,” said McMenemy. “We were asking lads from the lower English divisions to play against people from Real Madrid and Barcelona.”

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