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#London 2012

From The42 Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads Boxing

Egan, Joyce and Hickey named in IABA squads

Ireland’s amateur boxers compete in two international competititions in the coming weeks.

From The42 John Joe still in talks with amateur boxing bosses Fight Club

John Joe still in talks with amateur boxing bosses

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin is considering all options, despite announcing his decision to turn professional with Amir Khan’s stable.

From The42 'The route I need to take': John Joe Nevin will go pro with Khan Boxing

'The route I need to take': John Joe Nevin will go pro with Khan

Mullingar’s Olympic silver-medallist has decided not to go for gold in Rio 2016.

From The42 John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight Team Ireland

John Joe going pro? Nevin to announce decision tonight

The Olympic silver medallist will reveal news about his future on the Brendan O’Connor Show tonight.

From The42 And the women's European athlete of the year is... Stand-out

And the women's European athlete of the year is...

Jessica Ennis will be awarded the gong after shouldering the host nation’s medal hopes at the Olympic Games.

From The42 Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport Best Summer Ever This post contains images

Agony and Ecstasy: 29 emotional snapshots from an unforgettable summer of sport

It started with a thrilling Premier League finale and ended with a remarkable September Sunday. Here’s the best of the tears and cheers.

From The42 Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week Boxing

Pro-Am: John Joe Nevin to decide future this week

Another shot at Olympic gold or life as a pro? All will be revealed.

From The42 What's in a name? Nominative determinism in sport Namecheck This post contains images

What's in a name? Nominative determinism in sport

There are those who believe that a person’s name has an influence over what they do in life. That may well be true for these sport stars.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras Presidential Visit This post contains images

In pictures: Team Ireland meets President Higgins at the Áras

When Michael D met Katie T…

From The42 NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow TwitPic

NHL lock-out: Ovechkin heads back home to Moscow

The talented Russian is not resting on his hockey laurels, according to reports in his homeland.

From The42 Jimmy Magee: Michelle Smith should have carried Olympic Torch London 2012

Jimmy Magee: Michelle Smith should have carried Olympic Torch

The RTÉ sports comentator also says Lance Armstrong was clean during his seven-year reign as Tour de France champion.

From The42 Stealing the show: Missy Franklin named US swimmer of the year Precocious

Stealing the show: Missy Franklin named US swimmer of the year

Move over, Michael. No need to put your tuxedo on, Ryan

From TheJournal.ie Congrats! Ireland's Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh Heroes

Congrats! Ireland's Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be hosting a reception later today for the Irish team to celebrate their haul of sixteen medals at London 2012.

From The42 Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics Top Of The World

Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics

We’ve crunched through the Paralympics medal table to reveal just how well Ireland really did…

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Welcome home! Ireland's medal-laden Paralympic heroes return Homecoming This post contains images

Pics: Welcome home! Ireland's medal-laden Paralympic heroes return

A warm welcome for our athletes back in Dublin tonight.

From The42 Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes Paralympics 2012

Ireland's heroes head for home as Paralympics closes

Team Ireland’s 49 athletes are expected to meet the public in Dublin Airport shortly after 8pm this evening.

From The42 Festival of the Flame: Paralympics closes in spectacular fashion London 2012

Festival of the Flame: Paralympics closes in spectacular fashion

The Games drew to a close at London’s Olympic Stadium tonight.

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye Endgame

Paralympic Breakfast: Time to say goodbye

Brace yourselves, the Games are almost over, but first…

From The42 Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB Unlucky

Paralympics 2012: No medal for McDonald despite PB

Meanwhile, James Scully brought the curtain down on Ireland’s involvement and called it ‘the best experience of his life’.

From The42 Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated) Latest

Paralympics 2012: McDonald and Scully reach final, Keane misses out (updated)

The gold medallist has qualified for this evening’s event with a time of 1:10.59.

From The42 Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high Preview

Paralympic breakfast: Triumphant Team Ireland hoping to end Games on a high

Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan are among those hoping to add to the Irish side’s medal haul today.

From The42 Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status Team Ireland

Paralympic Village: Smyth secures iconic status

The sprinter, along with Mark Rohan and Catherine O’Neill, added to Ireland’s medal haul today.

From The42 Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style Legend

Another world record! Jason Smyth claims gold in style

The Irish athlete recorded a time of 21.05 at the Olympic Stadium tonight.

From The42 Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal Discus

Paralympics: O’Neill throws her way to silver medal

The Wexford woman threw a season’s best 5.66m in the discus to secure Ireland’s third silver of the Games.

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double Team Ireland

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth set to chase double double

We also have news of the other Irish athletes in action as the Games’ end comes into sight.

From The42 VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown Paralympics This post contains videos

VIDEO: Peacock takes Pistorius' 100m crown

The Briton was in imperious 100 metre form tonight.

From The42 Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about Lights Out

Paralympic Village: No medals today, but still plenty to shout about

Day eight of the Games was as absorbing as ever, though it held plenty of disappointment for Irish athletes.

From The42 Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds Paralympics

Freney in seventh heaven as sleepy Cowdrey makes it 12 golds

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ellen Keane was in action in he 200m medley final.

From The42 Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London Paralympics 2012

Jason Smyth safely through to 200m final in London

The 100m T13 champion even managed to ease up 20 metres from the line.

From The42 Paralympics 2012: Brazilian powerlifter banned after drugs test Guilty

Paralympics 2012: Brazilian powerlifter banned after drugs test

Bruno Pinheiro Carra was tested out of competition on August 24.

From The42 The Morning Score: Thursday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Pat Gilroy, Jason Smyth and Roger Federer all feature in today’s edition.

From The42 Paralympic Village: Mark Rohan joins the list of champions Review

Paralympic Village: Mark Rohan joins the list of champions

Another day. Another gold for Ireland. Can’t we give anyone else a chance?

From The42 Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC Blade Row

Paralympics: No evidence for Pistorius' blade claims, says IPC

The Games’ governing body has found no grounds for the sprinter’s complaint following his 200 metre defeat by Alan Oliveira.

From The42 Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six Review

Paralympic Village: Joy for Kearney and Barry on Day Six

It was a historic day in London, with a number of world records being broken.

From The42 Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus Paralympics

Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus

The Cork native finished with a score of 28.12 in London this evening.

From The42 Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated) Winning

Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated)

Team Ireland have now won nine medals in total, following the rider’s success.

From The42 Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB Update

Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB

Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?

Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.

From The42 Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony Golden Mum-ent

Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony

A games sponsor ensured that Michael McKillop’s second medal presentation became a first for the Paralympic Games.

From The42 Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory Preview

Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory

The Irish rider is hoping to add to the silver medal she already won, as she competes in Individual Freestyle Test later today.