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#World Championships

Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title
# World Champions
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# World Champions

Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title

Sep 1st 2017, 7:44 PM 2,841 Views 2 Comments

The Paralympic Champions won silver in the Road Race in Rio last year, on Friday securing a first ever world title in South Africa.

Eyeing history, Joe Ward is the last Irishman to fly the flag at the Worlds
# Mixed Day
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# Mixed Day

Eyeing history, Joe Ward is the last Irishman to fly the flag at the Worlds

Aug 28th 2017, 10:26 PM 4,126 Views 3 Comments

He booked his quarter final spot with ease, while Brendan Irvine and Dean Gardiner both bowed out.

Olympic hero Murphy to miss World Championships with injury
# Injury
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# Injury

Olympic hero Murphy to miss World Championships with injury

Aug 18th 2017, 4:11 PM 2,294 Views 1 Comment

The silver medallist suffered a knee injury three weeks ago.

'Everyone is talking about it but they're not' - Gillick critical of BBC's Farah coverage
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# World Championships

'Everyone is talking about it but they're not' - Gillick critical of BBC's Farah coverage

Aug 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 44,769 Views 74 Comments

The two-time European gold medallist believes Farah should have faced more questioning.

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete
# Indignation
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# Indignation

Watch: Emotional Mo Farah insists he is a clean athlete

Aug 14th 2017, 2:33 PM 5,761 Views 16 Comments

The British athlete also confirmed his intention to rebrand as ‘Mohamed’.

Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

Ireland's Alex Wright disqualified at World Championships

Aug 13th 2017, 4:31 PM 7,914 Views 10 Comments

The 26-year-old racewaker suffered disappointment in today’s 20km event.

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish
# Walking Tall
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# Walking Tall

Irish Olympic hero Rob Heffernan announces retirement after 8th-place finish

Aug 13th 2017, 12:01 PM 18,458 Views 46 Comments

The Cork native bowed out after an excellent display at the world championships in London.

Unwell medal hopeful Makwala denied entry to London Stadium
# World Champs
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# World Champs

Unwell medal hopeful Makwala denied entry to London Stadium

Aug 8th 2017, 9:57 PM 11,996 Views 2 Comments

Having been withdrawn from the 400m final earlier due to illness, he was denied entry to London Stadium by officials.

Thomas Barr withdraws from World Championships semi-finals
# Setback
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# Setback

Thomas Barr withdraws from World Championships semi-finals

Aug 7th 2017, 11:08 AM 27,128 Views 24 Comments

The Waterford runner cannot compete due to a vomiting bug.

Gatlin defeating Bolt 'not the perfect script', confesses Seb Coe
# Seb Coe
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# Seb Coe

Gatlin defeating Bolt 'not the perfect script', confesses Seb Coe

Aug 6th 2017, 2:49 PM 5,299 Views 7 Comments

IAAF president Sebsatian Coe admitted he would have preferred a different result to Justin Gatlin beating Usain Bolt for 100m glory yesterday.

Thomas Barr has qualified for the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the World Championships
# London 2017
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# London 2017

Thomas Barr has qualified for the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles at the World Championships

Aug 6th 2017, 11:52 AM 16,486 Views 9 Comments

Barr automatically qualified for tomorrow’s semi-finals in fourth place after Kyron McMaster was disqualified.

'I've done my time and I've come back': Gatlin on the defensive in his moment of glory
# London 2017
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# London 2017

'I've done my time and I've come back': Gatlin on the defensive in his moment of glory

Aug 6th 2017, 9:39 AM 8,828 Views 16 Comments

The American sprinter defended his right to compete, saying he had served his four year ban for doping.

'I've done all I can for the sport and myself so it's time to go': No regrets for Bolt despite bronze finish
# Farewell
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# Farewell

'I've done all I can for the sport and myself so it's time to go': No regrets for Bolt despite bronze finish

Aug 6th 2017, 9:07 AM 17,642 Views 15 Comments

He finished third in his final individual race at the IAFF World Championships, but there were no regrets for the Jamaican icon.

Injury rules Bolt’s main rival Andre de Grasse out of World Championships
# No Showdown
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# No Showdown

Injury rules Bolt’s main rival Andre de Grasse out of World Championships

Aug 3rd 2017, 5:10 PM 4,875 Views 4 Comments

A hamstring injury comes in the way of the showdown between the two big guns.

Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe awarded World Championship bronze two years after event
# Good News
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# Good News

Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe awarded World Championship bronze two years after event

Jun 30th 2017, 12:17 PM 3,766 Views 1 Comment

The Irish pair have been bumped after a failed drugs test.

Mark English earns spot at Worlds after second-place finish in Diamond League
# Going Well
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# Going Well

Mark English earns spot at Worlds after second-place finish in Diamond League

Jun 18th 2017, 5:54 PM 4,196 Views 2 Comments

The Letterkenny native qualified for London with a time of 1.45.42 in Stockholm.

'People see you up there as a sports star, but you're a person and below it all, it can hurt'
# Resilience
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# Resilience

'People see you up there as a sports star, but you're a person and below it all, it can hurt'

Jun 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,091 Views 3 Comments

Battling back from heartbreak in Belgrade to ride the crest of a wave, Ciara Mageean is plotting a big World Championships.

Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out of World Championship despite massive 146 break
# Rocket
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# Rocket

Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out of World Championship despite massive 146 break

Apr 26th 2017, 5:15 PM 7,296 Views 2 Comments

The five-time champion was knocked out by last year’s runner-up Ding Junhui.

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships
# Not Invited
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# Not Invited

Russian athletes banned from competing at London World Championships

Feb 6th 2017, 9:53 PM 2,706 Views 1 Comment

It looks like November will be their earliest possible return to international competition.

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph
# Joy
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# Joy

O'Donovan brothers receive heroes' welcome home after Olympics triumph

Aug 28th 2016, 10:42 PM 8,006 Views 2 Comments

Paul and Gary will enjoy further acclaim as they prepare for an open-top bus celebration in Skibbereen.

Future looks bright for MMA as Ireland leads medal haul at World Championships
# Next Generation
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# Next Generation

Future looks bright for MMA as Ireland leads medal haul at World Championships

Jul 12th 2016, 6:44 PM 11,892 Views 9 Comments

Irish amateur fighters brought home a total of six medals — more than any other country — from Las Vegas.

No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification
# Buzzing
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# Buzzing

No world final but Irish diver still beaming after Rio qualification

Feb 23rd 2016, 10:57 AM 2,085 Views 0 Comments

His Olympic spot is in the bag and that’s all that matters for the 23-year-old right now.

Seb Coe's right-hand man steps aside over leaked email
# Problems
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# Problems

Seb Coe's right-hand man steps aside over leaked email

Dec 22nd 2015, 8:32 PM 5,790 Views 3 Comments

“What has become apparent today is that I have become the story.”

'Disgraceful!' - People were NOT happy with how Ireland's Michael O'Reilly was judged today
# Anger
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# Anger

'Disgraceful!' - People were NOT happy with how Ireland's Michael O'Reilly was judged today

Oct 14th 2015, 5:50 PM 13,737 Views 7 Comments

The fighter lost his box-off at the World Championships in Doha today and must now wait for an Olympic place.

Irish boxer Michael Conlan is one win away from World Championship gold
# Doha
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# Doha

Irish boxer Michael Conlan is one win away from World Championship gold

Oct 11th 2015, 9:30 PM 5,929 Views 4 Comments

Conlan claimed a comprehensive win over Dzmitry Asanau.

Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion
# Doha
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# Doha

Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion

Oct 9th 2015, 6:55 PM 5,958 Views 5 Comments

There was disappointment for Seán McComb, however.

Michael O'Reilly completes great day for Ireland at World Championships
# Success
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# Success

Michael O'Reilly completes great day for Ireland at World Championships

Oct 9th 2015, 12:04 AM 3,192 Views 1 Comment

Irish team captain Michael Conlan and teenager Brendan Irvine also recorded wins.

Mixed fortunes for Ireland's boxers as the World Championships begin in Qatar
# Doha
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# Doha

Mixed fortunes for Ireland's boxers as the World Championships begin in Qatar

Oct 6th 2015, 10:51 PM 4,107 Views 0 Comments

Irvine and O’Reilly march on in pursuit of medals.

Billy Walsh delays talks on his future as Team Ireland tune up for Worlds in Italy
# World In Motion
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# World In Motion

Billy Walsh delays talks on his future as Team Ireland tune up for Worlds in Italy

Sep 30th 2015, 7:47 PM 3,110 Views 1 Comment

Seán McComb and Brendan Irvine have shaken off knocks, while Michael Conlan is team captain for Doha campaign.

'The greatest British athlete of all time' - Mo Farah wins historic world gold
# King Mo
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# King Mo

'The greatest British athlete of all time' - Mo Farah wins historic world gold

Aug 29th 2015, 8:20 PM 8,986 Views 14 Comments

It’s Farah’s seventh consecutive World and Olympic title.

'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships
# Report
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# Report

'It shows my resolve' - Ireland’s Rob Heffernan finishes fifth at World Championships

Aug 29th 2015, 9:19 AM 15,309 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, the Irish men’s 4x400m relay team have set a new national record.

Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos
# Video Tutorial
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# Video Tutorial

Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos

Aug 27th 2015, 3:45 PM 5,306 Views 4 Comments

Kenya’s Julius Yego won gold at the World Championships.

10,000m runner learns the hard way why you should never celebrate too early
# Too Soon
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# Too Soon

10,000m runner learns the hard way why you should never celebrate too early

Aug 24th 2015, 3:10 PM 42,568 Views 20 Comments

Molly Huddle missed out on a medal thanks to premature celebration.

Good versus evil has no place in a race run in the shadows
# Shades Of Grey
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# Shades Of Grey

Good versus evil has no place in a race run in the shadows

Aug 23rd 2015, 11:25 AM 28,206 Views 41 Comments

We spoke to author Richard Moore ahead of the 100m final at the World Athletics Championships.

'I was back training 3 days after giving birth' - The life of an Irish Olympic hopeful
# Dedication
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# Dedication

'I was back training 3 days after giving birth' - The life of an Irish Olympic hopeful

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 AM 18,192 Views 3 Comments

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe chat to The42 about next week’s World Championships and Rio 2016.

Ireland's 7-a-side football team guarantee place at Rio 2016
# Winning
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# Winning

Ireland's 7-a-side football team guarantee place at Rio 2016

Jun 26th 2015, 1:05 PM 5,379 Views 3 Comments

A 1-0 victory ensured the Irish side’s place at next year’s Paralympics.

3 Irishmen are one step away from a place at snooker's World Championships
# Review
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# Review

3 Irishmen are one step away from a place at snooker's World Championships

Apr 14th 2015, 12:18 PM 12,881 Views 16 Comments

There was bad news for two legends of the game in round two at Ponds Forge, however.

Jimmy White on snooker, the Devil's d**k and stealing his dead brother from a funeral home
# Interview
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# Interview

Jimmy White on snooker, the Devil's d**k and stealing his dead brother from a funeral home

Dec 26th 2014, 12:00 PM 41,182 Views 12 Comments

The snooker legend chats to TheScore.ie about his eventful time in the spotlight.

Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories
# Golden Girl
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# Golden Girl

Power ranking Katie Taylor's 8 most memorable victories

Nov 25th 2014, 1:11 PM 2,840 Views 0 Comments

On the back of the Bray native’s World Championships win yesterday, we recall her greatest triumphs.

Katie Taylor is through to another world championship final
# TKO
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# TKO

Katie Taylor is through to another world championship final

Nov 23rd 2014, 7:52 PM 18,638 Views 47 Comments

Yana Allekseenva will attempt to stop the Bray star’s five-in-a-row bid.