Former president  Mary McAleese and her husband Martin accompany Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip  to the state dinner at Dublin Castle in 2011. File photograph: Julien Behal/Reuters

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Adam Nolan produced an impressive performance to beat Russia’s number one seed Radzhab Butaev and reach the quarter-finals of the Elite European Championships. Photograph: Inpho

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Ireland’s Michael Conlan is through to the quarter-finals of the  European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

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Bohemians  Robbie Creevy: his two goals proved pivotal at Dalymount Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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