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#World Championships

Ronnie O’Sullivan unnerved at Crucible after encounter with ‘boozed up geezer’
# Rocket
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# Rocket

Ronnie O’Sullivan unnerved at Crucible after encounter with ‘boozed up geezer’

Apr 17th 2021, 10:42 PM 21,582 Views 3 Comments

Nevertheless, world champion O’Sullivan hailed the return of fans to the famous venue as the World Championships got underway.

Ronnie O’Sullivan rallies against Mark Selby
# As It Stands
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# As It Stands

Ronnie O’Sullivan rallies against Mark Selby

Aug 14th 2020, 2:07 PM 18,178 Views 3 Comments

The Rocket wins frames 23 and 24 of his best-of-33 semi-final at the Crucible.

Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’
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# Rocket Man

Ronnie O’Sullivan roars into quarter-finals despite Crucible ‘stress’

Aug 9th 2020, 10:21 PM 8,803 Views 1 Comment

O’Sullivan will take on Mark Williams for a place in the last four.

Ronnie O'Sullivan races to 108-minute win, the quickest in Crucible history
# Short Work
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# Short Work

Ronnie O'Sullivan races to 108-minute win, the quickest in Crucible history

Aug 3rd 2020, 12:30 PM 10,876 Views 12 Comments

Shaun Murphy’s previous record of 149 minutes was blown away this morning.

Former world champion blames sanitised balls for struggles in Crucible opener
# Snookered
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# Snookered

Former world champion blames sanitised balls for struggles in Crucible opener

Aug 1st 2020, 10:22 PM 12,788 Views 7 Comments

Stuart Bingham beat qualifier Ashley Carty 10-7 at the World Snooker Championships.

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'I kind of wish I'd appreciated it more in the moment'

Mar 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,289 Views 2 Comments

In part four of our series, Olive Loughnane discusses life after the Olympics.

Ireland's Kelly Murphy sets national record at World Championships
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# Success

Ireland's Kelly Murphy sets national record at World Championships

Feb 29th 2020, 4:28 PM 2,427 Views 1 Comment

The 30-year-old came 15th overall, finishing with a time of 3:29.699.

Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet
# Shipping Up
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# Shipping Up

Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet

Feb 26th 2020, 11:06 AM 2,084 Views 0 Comments

A strong Wednesday saw Murphy break into the top five overall, with Howth’s Hopkins joining her in the Gold Fleet.

Ireland's Dunleavy and McCrystal claim silver medal at World Championships
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# Success

Ireland's Dunleavy and McCrystal claim silver medal at World Championships

Feb 1st 2020, 9:53 AM 2,068 Views 3 Comments

It was the New Zealanders who took gold as expected, with a time of 3:23.163.

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'
# Journey
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# Journey

'You go through the suffering of being stared at, looked at, pointed at, but at the end of the day, you’re you'

Dec 24th 2019, 7:01 AM 28,839 Views 6 Comments

Nicole Turner on growing up with dwarfism and winning a bronze medal at the World Championships earlier this year.

Mageean: 'If that was my coach, I would be absolutely distraught that they had cast a shadow over me'
# Salazar Story
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# Salazar Story

Mageean: 'If that was my coach, I would be absolutely distraught that they had cast a shadow over me'

Oct 10th 2019, 1:28 PM 8,283 Views 1 Comment

A fascinating interview with Ireland’s recent world finalist on Off The Ball AM this morning.

TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha
# On The Box
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# On The Box

TV Wrap - BBC let themselves down on risible week for athletics in Doha

Oct 7th 2019, 12:00 PM 71,153 Views 58 Comments

Seb Coe told Gabby Logan to ‘go back to Match of the Day’, but the Beeb’s coverage wasn’t nearly as harsh as it ought to have been.

Nia Ali wins hurdles gold as USA finish on a high note
# Wrap
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# Wrap

Nia Ali wins hurdles gold as USA finish on a high note

Oct 6th 2019, 10:36 PM 2,949 Views 2 Comments

Uganda’s world cross country champion Joshua Cheptegei stayed ahead of a strong field to win the 10,000m on the last evening of action in Qatar.

Desisa delivers Ethiopian gold as Scullion battles to 43rd in Doha marathon
# Doha
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# Doha

Desisa delivers Ethiopian gold as Scullion battles to 43rd in Doha marathon

Oct 6th 2019, 9:09 AM 4,292 Views 1 Comment

The Irishman produced a brave performance at the World Athletics Championships.

'Test me every single day,' says Salazar runner Hassan after golden double
# World Beater
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# World Beater

'Test me every single day,' says Salazar runner Hassan after golden double

Oct 6th 2019, 12:16 AM 6,842 Views 10 Comments

The world 1,500m and 10,000m champion insists ‘ I have been clean all my life’.

Dalilah Muhammad storms to world record as Barshim seals gold for Qatar
# Doha
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# Doha

Dalilah Muhammad storms to world record as Barshim seals gold for Qatar

Oct 4th 2019, 10:49 PM 6,489 Views 0 Comments

It was a night of high drama in front of a rare packed house at the Khalifa Stadium.

'I’m absolutely ecstatic. I’m in a world final — I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight'
# Over The Moon
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# Over The Moon

'I’m absolutely ecstatic. I’m in a world final — I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight'

Oct 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 6,125 Views 7 Comments

Ciara Mageean booked her place in the 1,500m final at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday night.

Uganda's Nakaayi wins 800m world title in Caster Semenya's absence
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# World Championships

Uganda's Nakaayi wins 800m world title in Caster Semenya's absence

Sep 30th 2019, 10:01 PM 3,443 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Karsten Warholm retained his 400m hurdles world title in impressive fashion.

Empty seats present major headache to Qatar and Coe, organisers respond to criticism
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# World Championships

Empty seats present major headache to Qatar and Coe, organisers respond to criticism

Sep 30th 2019, 6:34 PM 11,172 Views 5 Comments

Attendances at the World Athletics Championships in Doha have been pretty embarrassing.

Phil Healy falls short in 200m heat at World Championships, but optimism shines through after
# Onwards
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# Onwards

Phil Healy falls short in 200m heat at World Championships, but optimism shines through after

Sep 30th 2019, 4:08 PM 7,603 Views 0 Comments

‘The whole season hasn’t been the ideal set-up but I’m grateful to be out here and competing against the world’s best.’

Jamaican sprint queen Fraser-Pryce cruises to record fourth 100m gold at worlds
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# Fab Four

Jamaican sprint queen Fraser-Pryce cruises to record fourth 100m gold at worlds

Sep 29th 2019, 10:48 PM 5,638 Views 10 Comments

Meanwhile, Dina Asher-Smith set a new British record in the final.

Ireland's Boyce moonwalks across finish line to take sixth place in World Championships
# Step By Step
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# Step By Step

Ireland's Boyce moonwalks across finish line to take sixth place in World Championships

Sep 29th 2019, 11:00 AM 29,397 Views 18 Comments

The Donegal man completed the 50 km race walk in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Coleman beats Gatlin to secure 100m gold at World Athletics Championships
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# New Champion

Coleman beats Gatlin to secure 100m gold at World Athletics Championships

Sep 28th 2019, 9:48 PM 8,387 Views 8 Comments

Justin Gatlin lost his 100 metres crown to Christian Coleman in Doha on Saturday.

Disappointment for Mark English and Thomas Barr at World Championships
# Setback
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# Setback

Disappointment for Mark English and Thomas Barr at World Championships

Sep 28th 2019, 4:24 PM 5,173 Views 3 Comments

Kenya’s Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich won the race with a time of 1:45.98, while the Donegal native came seventh.

Christian Coleman sends early 100m message to rivals
# Rapid
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# Rapid

Christian Coleman sends early 100m message to rivals

Sep 27th 2019, 9:18 PM 4,523 Views 11 Comments

It was an action-packed start to the World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Watch: Outstanding show of sportsmanship at World Championships
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# Take A Bow

Watch: Outstanding show of sportsmanship at World Championships

Sep 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 8,888 Views 7 Comments

Braima Suncar Dabo enabled Jonathan Busby to complete the 5000m heat.

Ireland's Thomas Barr advances in World Championships
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# Going Well

Ireland's Thomas Barr advances in World Championships

Sep 27th 2019, 8:40 PM 4,695 Views 7 Comments

Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Michelle Finn.

Ellen Keane's bronze medal continues fantastic few days for Ireland at World Championships
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# Feat

Ellen Keane's bronze medal continues fantastic few days for Ireland at World Championships

Sep 16th 2019, 1:04 PM 1,889 Views 0 Comments

Nicole Turner also claimed a bronze amid a remarkable finish in the 50m Butterfly S6 on Saturday.

Hyland, Greene post new Irish records, but fall agonisingly short in World semis
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Hyland, Greene post new Irish records, but fall agonisingly short in World semis

Updated Jul 23rd 2019, 2:00 PM 2,743 Views 1 Comment

Brendan Hyland set a new Irish record, but was .07 seconds shy of an Olympic standard.

Oliver Dingley eliminated in semi-finals at World Diving Championships
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# Team Ireland

Oliver Dingley eliminated in semi-finals at World Diving Championships

Jul 17th 2019, 10:24 AM 2,191 Views 0 Comments

Dingley needed a top-12 finish to book his place in Thursday’s final.

Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome
# Athletics
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# Athletics

Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome

Jun 6th 2019, 8:07 PM 3,474 Views 1 Comment

The Waterford native missed out on a podium place, but improved on his performance in Stockholm last week.

'That medal is the outcome of a lot of hard work, not just 100 laps I did on the track'
# On The Right Track
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# On The Right Track

'That medal is the outcome of a lot of hard work, not just 100 laps I did on the track'

Mar 10th 2019, 7:15 AM 2,460 Views 3 Comments

Lydia Boylan discusses her world silver medal success, dealing with disappointment and uprooting her life in search of Olympic glory.

'Growing up, I was told that kickboxing isn't a female sport'
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# Fighter

'Growing up, I was told that kickboxing isn't a female sport'

Jan 26th 2019, 9:00 AM 4,368 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s teen sensation Jordan Doran chats to The42 about her many impressive achievements.

'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020
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# IOC

'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020

Nov 30th 2018, 9:24 PM 2,546 Views 4 Comments

The Dundalk boxer was speaking to Game On about the future of amateur boxing.

Fall sees Rhys McClenaghan crash out of World Championships
# Down And Out
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# Down And Out

Fall sees Rhys McClenaghan crash out of World Championships

Oct 26th 2018, 11:00 AM 3,110 Views 0 Comments

There were high hopes for the reigning European and Commonwealth champion heading into today’s qualification.

'We planned to win it all year' - World champion O'Donovan brothers elated by gold medal display in Bulgaria
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# World Champions

'We planned to win it all year' - World champion O'Donovan brothers elated by gold medal display in Bulgaria

Sep 15th 2018, 12:40 PM 9,766 Views 5 Comments

Paul and Gary O’Donovan secured gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls in Bulgaria on Saturday.

History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships
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History makers! Ireland women's relay team take silver medal at World U20 Championships

Jul 14th 2018, 2:37 PM 59,744 Views 39 Comments

Ireland took silver following a strong performance in Finland on Saturday afternoon at the U20s IAAF World Championships.

Ireland's Ciara Mageean and Phil Healy fail to progress at World Indoor Championships
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# Athletics

Ireland's Ciara Mageean and Phil Healy fail to progress at World Indoor Championships

Mar 2nd 2018, 10:49 PM 9,633 Views 11 Comments

There was disappointment for both runners late on Friday in Birmingham.

"People kept asking: 'Are you going to get a job?' My main focus was the World Championships"
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# Success

"People kept asking: 'Are you going to get a job?' My main focus was the World Championships"

Oct 21st 2017, 7:35 AM 6,680 Views 3 Comments

Irish taekwondo star Sarah Lehane chats to The42 about becoming a world champion.

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil
# Interview
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# Interview

The DCU students aiming to become world champions on home soil

Oct 8th 2017, 3:10 PM 16,601 Views 2 Comments

Taekwondo stars Ryan and Adam Shelley chat to The42 ahead of the World Championships in Dublin next week.

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