Ireland’s Maria McCambridge came second in the 2014 Dublin Marathon, beating her lifetime best time by over a minute, despite being a busy mother. Photograph: Inpho.

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Ballygunner’s Shane O’Sullivan in action against Cratloe (Co Clare) during last weekend’s AIB Munster club hurling quarter-final at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

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Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the International Rules Series press conference in Croke Park, Dublin. Photography: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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Ireland vice captain Aidan Walsh at the International Rules Series press conference in  Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the International Rules Series press conference at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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 Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the squad announcement this morning.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

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Maria McCambridge after crossing the finishing line in second place in yesterday’s Dublin Marathon where she improved her lifetime best by one minute and nine seconds. Photograph: Sportsfile

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