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From The42 Ironman triathlon is coming to Dublin for the first time next year Endurance

Ironman triathlon is coming to Dublin for the first time next year

Leo Varadkar announced today that the world famous endurance race will take place in Ireland in 2015 and 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week National Recreation Week

Government to fund kiddie dance classes and battle of the bands this week

Other activities like beach cricket, film production and tree-top walking will be on offer to children across the country as part of a week-long initiative.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: International call-ups, the Déise's new star and all today’s sport Monday

We’ll Leave It There So: International call-ups, the Déise's new star and all today’s sport

A long-term contract for Brendan Rodgers, Robbie Keane’s latest goal and Toulon’s spending power also made the news.

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.

From The42 Here's what the French media are saying about Munster's defeat to Toulon Reaction

Here's what the French media are saying about Munster's defeat to Toulon

There were mixed perspectives on the Munster performance on the pages of Midol, L’Equipe and Rugbyrama.

From The42 Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi top 25 highest-paid athletes in the world list Rich List

Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi top 25 highest-paid athletes in the world list

ESPN’s ‘The Magazine’ has released the latest figures which reveal the wealthiest sportspeople.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom Wayne Rooney

Column: We could all benefit from a little of Wayne Rooney’s wisdom

The mindset of a professional sportsperson can show us a lot about how to deal with depression, writes Dr Keith Gaynor.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense Points For Sports

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense

We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Do hurleys need special EU protection? Clash Of The Ash

Do hurleys need special EU protection?

One MEP says that hurling “is in the blood of the Irish people”.

From The42 6 high-profile sportspeople turned into successful politicians Political Game

6 high-profile sportspeople turned into successful politicians

With Kenneth Egan set to face the electorate, we look at some former sportspeople who turned to politics.

Genius finds excellent way to avoid kiss cam at basketball game

Nobody wants to be caught on the kiss cam. Luckily this guy came prepared.

Norwegian ad takes yet another stab at Russia's anti-gay sentiments

The world is watching, Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms Homophobia

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms

The situation in Russia is one of the more extreme examples of LGBT rights abuses in the world, but let’s not run the risk of thinking that our community is wholly welcoming by comparison, writes Kevin Donohue.

From TheJournal.ie British pubs could stay open late for the World Cup Back Of The Net

British pubs could stay open late for the World Cup

David Cameron has ordered a ‘rethink’ on opening times during England’s World Cup games.

From TheJournal.ie Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections Ready To Rumble

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

From The42 'There's something distasteful about a sportsperson promoting a drug' Alcohol Sponsorship

'There's something distasteful about a sportsperson promoting a drug'

Labour Deputy Eamonn Maloney was frustrated that a Dáil committee backed away from the issues of alcohol sponsorship in sport.

From The42 11 sporting trips to take in 2014 Bon Voyage

11 sporting trips to take in 2014

From the Ryder Cup to the Paris for St. Patrick’s Day, here are some great sports holidays to take this year.

From The42 Conor McGregor and The Lions: Number 1 on Google in Ireland in 2013 Leading The Way

Conor McGregor and The Lions: Number 1 on Google in Ireland in 2013

McGregor’s popularity exploded in Ireland this year with his MMA feats.

From TheJournal.ie Adventure Film Festival featuring Irish movies opens tonight The Great Outdoors

Adventure Film Festival featuring Irish movies opens tonight

Are you outdoorsy, maybe a bit of an adrenaline junkie? The Why Not? Adventure Film Festival featuring films from Ireland and around the world opens today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport Friday Sittings

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport

Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.

From The42 People who play sports are more employed and better paid Fitness

People who play sports are more employed and better paid

Playing with a team or keeping fit is good for your career too, according to this research.

From TheJournal.ie Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks Sugar Tax

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user Online Shopping

Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user

Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí raised €5m through policing of events since start of 2012 Event Policing

Gardaí raised €5m through policing of events since start of 2012

The money came from provision of security and other policing duties at sports events, concerts & festivals.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating daylight robbery at Champion Sports in Blanchardstown Robbery

Gardaí investigating daylight robbery at Champion Sports in Blanchardstown

Two men took a small amount of cash and made their getaway on a motorcycle.

From The42 6 great movie scenes featuring sports stars Ace

6 great movie scenes featuring sports stars

From Dan Marino to Michael Jordan, we look at those who swapped sports for the silver screen.

From The42 It's Your Unbridled Sporting Joy Picture of the Day Joy

It's Your Unbridled Sporting Joy Picture of the Day

We’re not sure this kid could be any happier.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sports sponsorship by alcohol companies be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sports sponsorship by alcohol companies be banned?

We’d like to know what you think…

From The42 American football player arrested for allegedly barking at a police dog, gets suspended Woof

American football player arrested for allegedly barking at a police dog, gets suspended

Antonio Morrison’s defenCe was the dog barked first, according to a police report.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

9 ways Wimbledon turns us all into tennis experts

We’re all obsessed with our rackets and tennis things for a very brief time.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Thousands rally in Brazil – but it’s not the first time a sporting event sparks protests Factfile

Pics: Thousands rally in Brazil – but it’s not the first time a sporting event sparks protests

The protests in Brazil this week against the huge costs of hosting the 2014 World Cup follows a tradition of major protests against the World Cup and Olympic Games.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport Opinion

Column: There is a glass ceiling of homophobia in Irish sport

Social inclusion and sport go hand-in-hand – but, within Irish games, there remains two distinct playing fields: one for LGBT people and one for straight people. The time has come to change this, writes Phil Prendergast MEP.

From The42 New England Patriots owner: Vladimir Putin stole my Super Bowl ring NFL

New England Patriots owner: Vladimir Putin stole my Super Bowl ring

And George Bush told him to forget about it, according to Robert Kraft.

From The42 16 photos that will give you some perspective on how big NBA players really are Big Lads This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you get enough exercise? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get enough exercise?

How much walking, cycling, jogging or sports do you participate in?

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating complaint about 'almost dead' hares released back into wild Animal Welfare

Gardaí investigating complaint about 'almost dead' hares released back into wild

The Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht has also raised the matter and requested that hares be kept until they have fully recovered.

VIDEO: Baby learns to waterski in adorable fashion

His little face is just so entertaining.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation into abuse allegations against Waterford sports coach Waterford

Investigation into abuse allegations against Waterford sports coach

Two men are reported in today’s Irish Times to have made complaints to gardaí about being abused by the sports coach when they were in their teens.