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#Going For Gold

From TheJournal.ie 'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals? Ireland 2029

'It's the peak, the pinnacle': What's stopping Ireland from taking home more Olympic medals?

How can we boost Ireland’s number of podium finishes? We find out more on Ireland 2029.

From The42 Walker beats British rival and top seed to join Harrington and Walsh in European Games finals King Kurt This post contains videos

Walker beats British rival and top seed to join Harrington and Walsh in European Games finals

The world champion will face the scourge of Irish boxing, and one of her inspirations, Mira Potkonen in the decider.

From The42 'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity' Grow The Game

'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'

John O’Donnell and the Ireland Men’s Sevens team have a huge weekend ahead in Hong Kong.

From The42 Gary and Paul O'Donovan secure place in World Rowing Championships final Going For Gold

Gary and Paul O'Donovan secure place in World Rowing Championships final

The brothers finished third in their semi-final today to book their place in Saturday’s A Final.

From The42 Katie Taylor's upcoming fight at Wembley will be a world title eliminator Going For Gold

Katie Taylor's upcoming fight at Wembley will be a world title eliminator

The Bray boxer is set to take on Germany’s Nina Meinke in a 10-round bout with the WBA intercontinental belt on the line.

15 things that should be Olympic sports in Ireland

We’d be guaranteed a rake of golds.

From The42 We took a tour of the new €4 million training centre for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls Going For Gold

We took a tour of the new €4 million training centre for Ireland's Olympic hopefuls

More than 180 athletes will train at the high performance centre on the National Sports Campus.

From The42 'Billy leaving was a disaster... if Zaur left too it would be a catastrophe' Going For Gold

'Billy leaving was a disaster... if Zaur left too it would be a catastrophe'

A new book looks at the success of Irish boxing’s High Performance Unit.

From The42 Michael Conlan and Joe Ward through to European Championship final Going For Gold

Michael Conlan and Joe Ward through to European Championship final

Both fighters now go for gold tomorrow.

From The42 Three medals guaranteed for Ireland's boxers at the European Championships Going For Gold

Three medals guaranteed for Ireland's boxers at the European Championships

Mick Conlan and Dean Walsh have delivered in Bulgaria.

From The42 New Zealand want Sonny Bill's star power to boost 7s side at Rio 2016 Black Gold

New Zealand want Sonny Bill's star power to boost 7s side at Rio 2016

Two codes of rugby (and a bit of boxing) aren’t enough to keep SBW busy.

The new Dublin City Triathlon medals are stupidly cool

Keep your silly medallions.

From The42 Katie silences Romanian hopeful as she cruises into European semis Going For Gold

Katie silences Romanian hopeful as she cruises into European semis

Next up for the champ: Bulgaria’s Denitsa Eliseeva in Friday’s semi-final.

From The42 Keep an eye on Colombia as Ireland's Martyn Irvine defends his world title Going For Gold

Keep an eye on Colombia as Ireland's Martyn Irvine defends his world title

Caroline Ryan denied a medal in the final stages as Track Cycling World Championships get underway in Colombia.

From The42 Jesse Owens' 1936 Berlin Olympics gold fetches a cool €1.1 million Piece Of History

Jesse Owens' 1936 Berlin Olympics gold fetches a cool €1.1 million

The American gained worldwide fame for his sporting efforts and his victory over Germany’s best athletes.

From The42 Fionnuala Britton bids for historic European hat-trick today Going For Gold

Fionnuala Britton bids for historic European hat-trick today

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton is the one they all have to beat in Belgrade later today.

From The42 Euro gold beckons for Irish boxers Going For Gold

Euro gold beckons for Irish boxers

Hugh Myres and Jason Quigley both fight in the finals of the European U23 Championships in Russia this afternoon.

From The42 Boxing: Walker looking to turn bronze to silver Going For Gold

Boxing: Walker looking to turn bronze to silver

Canal BC’s Kurt Walker fights Oliver Simpson in the flyweight semi-finals of the AIBA World Youth Championships

From The42 Walker steps closer to boxing gold Going For Gold

Walker steps closer to boxing gold

Lisburn’s Kurt Walker will face Oliver Simpson of Leeds in the flyweight semi-finals of the World Youth Boxing Championships.

From The42 Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell? Know Your Enemy This post contains videos

Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?

John Joe Nevin’s opponent is a decent lad and a great boxer, there must be some Irish in him.

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts Katie Taylor This post contains images

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts

It was inevitable, wasn’t it?

From The42 Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France Ballin'

Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France

The favourites for basketball gold made light work of the French side led by Tony Parker.

From The42 Poles apart: 'The only person who can beat me is myself,' says Yelena Isinbayeva Going For Gold

Poles apart: 'The only person who can beat me is myself,' says Yelena Isinbayeva

The Russian queen of track and field is very confident going in to London 2012.

From The42 Making waves: Murphy narrowly misses out on 200m Irish record Freestyling

Making waves: Murphy narrowly misses out on 200m Irish record

Grainne Murphy was a rediculously narrow margin away from breaking a long-standing record in the pool. Now, the 18-year-old turns her focus to London.

From The42 Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad Going For Gold This post contains videos

Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad

USA Basketball have named a 20 man squad which they hope can bring them gold this summer

From The42 McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances Going For Gold

McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances

Rory McIlroy says that he will take as much time as possible before committing to either Great Britain or Ireland for the 2016 Olympic Games.

From The42 Familiar foe awaits Taylor in European final Going For Gold

Familiar foe awaits Taylor in European final

Katie Taylor will fight for gold at the European Women’s Boxing Championships tomorrow after an impressive semi-final win this morning.

From The42 Taylor marches into European semis Going For Gold

Taylor marches into European semis

Katie Taylor’s drive for five continued with a comfortable quarter-final win at the European Women’s Boxing Championships this afternoon.

From The42 In pictures: Meet the Irish boxing team for next week's Euro Championships Going For Gold This post contains images

In pictures: Meet the Irish boxing team for next week's Euro Championships

Paddy Barnes seeks to become only the second Irish boxer to win back-to-back European titles.

From The42 O'Rourke readies herself for European Indoor final Going For Gold

O'Rourke readies herself for European Indoor final

The Irish athlete has qualified for this evening’s 60m hurdles final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris.

From The42 Mullins: Cooldine ready for Leopardstown showdown Going For Gold

Mullins: Cooldine ready for Leopardstown showdown

Both Cooldine and stablemate Mikael d’Haguenet have “worked very well” according to their trainer as they prepare for this weekend’s Hennessy Gold Cup meeting.

From The42 Nolan: Joncol fit and ready for Gold Cup defense Going For Gold

Nolan: Joncol fit and ready for Gold Cup defense

Trainer Paul Nolan is pleased with the defending champ’s preparations for Sunday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown