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Published: 18:35 | 16/8/16

Magnificent Murphy secures Rio silver

Annalise Murphy produced a stunning performance in the Laser Medial Race to secure the silver medal at the Olympics.

The Dubliner began the final race in third spot overall but a polished display saw her confirm a medal and also leapfrog Danish rival Anne-Marie Rindom into second place.

Murphy was in contention for gold at one point as she led the final race but the Dutch sailor Marit Bouwmeester upped the gears and held on to take gold.

It was extra special for the woman from Rathfarnham after she agonisingly missed out on a medal four years ago, finishing in fourth spot overall at the London games.

The race took place a day later than planned after poor weather conditions in Guanabara Bay meant yesterday's schedule was unable to take place.

Not long after the race got underway Murphy's closest rival for the bronze medal, Evi Van Acker, was hit with an early penalty.

This took much of the heat off the Irish athlete and she took full advantage of this to try for a higher place on the podium, eventually, deservedly grabbing the second silver medal of the games for her country.

The medal is Ireland's first in sailing since Moscow 1980 and just reward for Murphy's dedication to her craft and expertise honed through endless hours of hard work.

Harzand retired to stud

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Harrington wins Portugal Masters

15:23 | 23/10/16

Ireland's Padraig Harrington carded a final-round 65 to win the Portugal Masters ahead of England's Andy Sullivan.

Taylor back training at father's gym

10:29 | 23/10/16

Former Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor has returned to training at her father's gym in Bray.

Munster name side to face Glasgow

15:07 | 21/10/16

Keith Earls has been named on the left wing for Munster's Champions Cup encounter with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park.

Moscow Flyer dies aged 22

14:02 | 21/10/16

Former Champion Chase winner Moscow Flyer has died aged 22, the National Stud has announced.

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