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Pressure takes its toll on young sport stars

19th September, 2009

The tragic death last Monday of Irish boxing star Darren Sutherland was a massive blow for the sport itself and for Irish sport in general.

From all the reports and tributes we have heard over the past week, it is clear that the Olympic bronze medal winner was much loved and admired – as a person as well as a boxer – and many in the sport believed him capable of winning a world title.

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