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McGee misses out in New York but Gains Profile

James McGeeIrish tennis player James McGee lost in the first round at the US Open yesterday, going out in four sets having won the first against his Kazakh opponent.  This means he misses out on a second round tie against World top 10 ranked Jo Wilfred Tsonga but will pick up €36,000 which is his biggest ever payday on the world tour.

The Daily Telegraph featured Magee over the weekend in a profile which may help his drive to attract sponsors and continue playing at the highest level.  His continued presence on the world tour has been facilitated by an anonymous private donor.

Evans Progress to Last 32 at Badminton Worlds

Scott EvansThe Badminton World Championships are on in Denmark this week and Scott Evans has progressed to today’s Round of 32 in the Men’s Singles after a walkover against his first round opponent.

Chloe Magee in the Women’s Singles and with her brother Sam in the mixed doubles did not make it past the first round but were involved in one of the best matches on the opening day taking their opponents from Chinese Taipei to the wire in two games.

Evans maintains a regularly updated online presence and will be keeping followers up to date throughout today as he looks for a place in the last 16.

Irish Presence at World Equestrian Games

DressageParalympic Games medallists James Dwyer and Helen Kearney are both in action today at the World Equestrian Games in Caen, Northern France.  Yesterday’s opening events were marred by heavy rain which made conditions in the dressage competition.

Judy Reynolds and Anna Merveldt are also in action during morning and afternoon sessions respectively.

The Games take place every four years, splitting the Olympic and Paralympic cycle.  It is sponsored by one of Ireland’s largest international companies, Alltech.  Based in Dunboyne, County Meath, the animal health and nutrition company was founded in 1980 and now employs 3,000 people with a presence in over 120 countries around the world.

Coverage of the games is available on the event website and through Eurosport as well as Horse and Country TV.

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