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Quiz: How much do you know about gold?
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Quiz: How much do you know about gold?

Aug 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 54,820 Views 33 Comments

Will you take the top prize?

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
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Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

Aug 5th 2021, 6:16 AM 53,733 Views 29 Comments

Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.

Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh
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Rory McIlroy in good place at Olympics after mental refresh

Jul 30th 2021, 2:54 PM 9,724 Views 6 Comments

McIlroy and Shane Lowry are both four shots off the lead in Tokyo.

Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?
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Who are Ireland’s best Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo?

Jul 22nd 2021, 6:13 PM 45,534 Views 19 Comments

Over the next two weeks The42 will be keeping track of all our athletes as they go for gold.

‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland
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‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:00 AM 9,131 Views 3 Comments

At 39, the world champion rower is hoping to banish the disappointments of the 2012 and 2016 Games by unleashing her talent in Japan.

Annalise Murphy set for Tokyo Olympics selection
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Annalise Murphy set for Tokyo Olympics selection

Jun 11th 2020, 12:18 PM 9,852 Views 3 Comments

She has secured her spot thanks to a 12th-place finish at the World Championships earlier this year.

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

Aug 21st 2019, 8:59 AM 10,724 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Updated Jun 28th 2019, 8:10 PM 7,165 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,210 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Sep 13th 2018, 11:30 AM 4,483 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Apr 18th 2017, 6:10 PM 15,225 Views 24 Comments

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
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15 things that should be Olympic sports in Ireland

Aug 10th 2016, 9:30 PM 7,030 Views 2 Comments

We’d be guaranteed a rake of golds.

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

Jan 7th 2016, 6:58 PM 35,700 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Dec 29th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,039 Views 5 Comments

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

Michael Conlan and Joe Ward through to European Championship final
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Michael Conlan and Joe Ward through to European Championship final

Aug 14th 2015, 8:00 PM 6,710 Views 16 Comments

Both fighters now go for gold tomorrow.

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

Aug 12th 2015, 3:44 PM 8,377 Views 3 Comments

Mick Conlan and Dean Walsh have delivered in Bulgaria.

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

Jan 18th 2015, 11:33 AM 5,162 Views 1 Comment

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
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The new Dublin City Triathlon medals are stupidly cool

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:30 PM 3,953 Views 1 Comment

Keep your silly medallions.

Katie silences Romanian hopeful as she cruises into European semis
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Katie silences Romanian hopeful as she cruises into European semis

Jun 4th 2014, 4:01 PM 12,641 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Feb 27th 2014, 11:15 AM 1,657 Views 2 Comments

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

Well these Winter Olympics competitors have some very unfortunate names
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Well these Winter Olympics competitors have some very unfortunate names

Feb 10th 2014, 8:18 AM 5,196 Views 0 Comments

Oh, COME ON!

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

Dec 8th 2013, 10:02 PM 3,314 Views 0 Comments

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

Fionnuala Britton bids for historic European hat-trick today
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Fionnuala Britton bids for historic European hat-trick today

Dec 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 1,804 Views 1 Comment

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

Euro gold beckons for Irish boxers
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Euro gold beckons for Irish boxers

Dec 18th 2012, 12:37 PM 672 Views 0 Comments

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

Boxing: Walker looking to turn bronze to silver
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Boxing: Walker looking to turn bronze to silver

Dec 6th 2012, 7:55 AM 463 Views 0 Comments

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

Walker steps closer to boxing gold
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Walker steps closer to boxing gold

Dec 4th 2012, 5:31 PM 796 Views 0 Comments

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

Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?
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Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?

Aug 11th 2012, 10:42 AM 1,896 Views 0 Comments

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

LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today
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LISTEN: The best Katie Taylor win commentary you'll hear today

Aug 10th 2012, 11:06 AM 8,028 Views 12 Comments

It’s been emotional.

Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts
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Hashtag of the Day: 7 of the best #KatieTaylorFacts

Aug 9th 2012, 4:16 PM 14,632 Views 3 Comments

It was inevitable, wasn’t it?

Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France
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Tour de Force: Durant helps US rip up France

Jul 29th 2012, 6:37 PM 820 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 18th 2012, 1:15 PM 890 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2012, 9:53 AM 448 Views 0 Comments

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.

Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad
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Hoop dreams: USA name preliminary Olympic squad

Jan 17th 2012, 1:37 PM 376 Views 0 Comments

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

McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances
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McIlroy plays it safe on Olympic allegiances

Jan 5th 2012, 11:08 AM 2,776 Views 15 Comments

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.

Familiar foe awaits Taylor in European final
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Familiar foe awaits Taylor in European final

Oct 21st 2011, 12:28 PM 503 Views 7 Comments

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

Taylor marches into European semis
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Taylor marches into European semis

Oct 19th 2011, 2:02 PM 339 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2011, 5:53 PM 848 Views 1 Comment

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

O'Rourke readies herself for European Indoor final
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O'Rourke readies herself for European Indoor final

Mar 4th 2011, 3:43 PM 279 Views 0 Comments

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

Mullins: Cooldine ready for Leopardstown showdown
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Mullins: Cooldine ready for Leopardstown showdown

Feb 4th 2011, 1:30 PM 227 Views 0 Comments

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.

Nolan: Joncol fit and ready for Gold Cup defense
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Nolan: Joncol fit and ready for Gold Cup defense

Jan 31st 2011, 3:41 PM 224 Views 0 Comments

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