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From The42 ‘F**k your no headgear’: Worlds end in disappointment for Paddy Barnes Boxing

‘F**k your no headgear’: Worlds end in disappointment for Paddy Barnes

Barnes was beaten by Jasurbek Latipov in the flyweight quarter-finals today.

From The42 Ward and McComb progress to last 16 of World Championships Boxing

Ward and McComb progress to last 16 of World Championships

The Irish fighters both recorded wins in Kazakhstan today.

From The42 ‘I know it’s what I’m put on this planet to do — to box’ Boxing

‘I know it’s what I’m put on this planet to do — to box’

European champion Jason Quigley is ready to kick off his World Championship challenge in Kazakhstan later this morning.

From The42 'I just keep telling myself that at the end of the day, it's only a sport' Boxing

'I just keep telling myself that at the end of the day, it's only a sport'

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes is putting no pressure on himself as he starts out in search of an elusive World Championship medal.

From The42 World Championships: Adam Nolan crashes out in controversial defeat Boxing

World Championships: Adam Nolan crashes out in controversial defeat

London 2012 Olympian lost out on a split decision against French welterweight Souleymane Cissokho.

From The42 Russian sprinters cite 'storm of emotions' as they slam claims of gay kiss Tatu You
From The42 Usain Bolt gives Moscow 7/10 and says Russians need to smile more Charm Offensive

Usain Bolt gives Moscow 7/10 and says Russians need to smile more

The sprint world champion reflected on Gold Medal-filled week.

From The42 Russian sprinters appear to protest 'anti gay' law with podium kiss Moscow 2013 This post contains videos

Russian sprinters appear to protest 'anti gay' law with podium kiss

Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova claimed gold as part of Russia’s 4x400m relay team.

From The42 'He always wanted to do better' - Loughnane praises Heffernan's persistence and dedication Interview

'He always wanted to do better' - Loughnane praises Heffernan's persistence and dedication

The former Irish race walker spoke with us earlier.

From The42 VIDEO: The climactic moments of Rob Heffernan's gold medal success Recap This post contains videos

VIDEO: The climactic moments of Rob Heffernan's gold medal success

Check out the footage of a historic moment in Irish sport.

From The42 President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan Irish Pride

President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan

“He has achieved all that he deserves,” said the President.

From The42 Moscow 2013: Laura Reynolds has a morning to forget in 20km walk Athletics

Moscow 2013: Laura Reynolds has a morning to forget in 20km walk

Leitrim’s Laura Reynolds finished 31st at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow this morning.

From The42 Mo medals, no problem: Farah claims 10km gold in Moscow Moscow 2013 This post contains videos

Mo medals, no problem: Farah claims 10km gold in Moscow

The Olympic champion dug deep to edge an extremely competitive race today.

From The42 Disappointment for Irish quartet as World Championships get underway World Championships

Disappointment for Irish quartet as World Championships get underway

Mark English, Paul Robinson, Maria McCambridge and Jennifer Carey were in action on day one in Moscow.

From The42 Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons Moscow 2013

Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons

The IAAF will hope that athlete’s achievements, not drug tests, make the news at this year’s World Championships.

From The42 Lochte wins world championship gold despite foggy goggles Jeah!

Lochte wins world championship gold despite foggy goggles

The world record holder lived up to his billing in the 200 metre IM.

From The42 Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record World Championships

Doyle takes place in world's top 20 as McMahon heads for Texas with new national record

Limerick native Fiona Doyle was a split second off her personal best in the 200 metre breaststroke.

From The42 Look at the shape Rob Heffernan is in ahead of the world championships Beast

Look at the shape Rob Heffernan is in ahead of the world championships

We’re more used to kettle-cooked crisps rather than kettle bells.

From The42 16-year-old Ledecky unfazed after breaking 4 minute mark in 400m freestyle Prodigy This post contains videos

16-year-old Ledecky unfazed after breaking 4 minute mark in 400m freestyle

The US swimmer won gold in 3:59.82 to become only the second female ever to finish the distance in under four minutes.

From The42 New record and PBs, but no semi-final place for Murphy and McMahon Worlds

New record and PBs, but no semi-final place for Murphy and McMahon

Barry Murphy managed to set a new 50 metre butterfly national record at the World Championships this morning.

From The42 Moving on from unlucky 2013 - the goal for Sycerika McMahon Go West

Moving on from unlucky 2013 - the goal for Sycerika McMahon

Ireland’s teenage sensation is ready to put her disappointment behind her as she packs her bags for Texas.

From The42 Murphy building for future by making the most of World Championship chance Interview

Murphy building for future by making the most of World Championship chance

The 27-year-old is keen to lend his experience to Ireland’s up and coming swimming talent.

From The42 Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships Double Up

Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships

A storming run of 10.61 seconds gave the Paralympic Champion 100m Gold.

From The42 Murphy wants dopers to wear swimcap of shame Visual Clues

Murphy wants dopers to wear swimcap of shame

That way everyone watching will know who the cheats are.

From The42 Swimming director vows there will be no repeat of qualifying mix-up World Championships

Swimming director vows there will be no repeat of qualifying mix-up

Due to a breakdown in communication, Sycerika McMahon will have to sit out her strongest event at next week’s World Championships.

From The42 Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday Gold Rush This post contains videos

Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday

The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.

From The42 McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold World Champ

McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold

Antrim’s Paralympic hero dominated the field and beat his own personal best time in Lyon this afternoon.

From The42 Athletics world rocked as Gay, Powell and Simpson test positive for banned substance Doping

Athletics world rocked as Gay, Powell and Simpson test positive for banned substance

It’s been a dramatic day in the world of elite sprinting.

From The42 ‘I find it hard not to take it personally’ — Derval O’Rourke ‘disappointed’ by grants cut Financial Hurdles

‘I find it hard not to take it personally’ — Derval O’Rourke ‘disappointed’ by grants cut

The Cork athlete was granted just €12,000 this year.

From The42 How Twitter reacted to Martyn Irvine's double medal success Twittersphere This post contains images

How Twitter reacted to Martyn Irvine's double medal success

The site’s users were generous in their praise of the Irish cyclist.

From The42 Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner' Review

Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner'

The South African athlete is one of the world’s most recognisable sportsmen.

From The42 Brady lifts World Handball title Champion

Brady lifts World Handball title

The Mullahoran man triumphed against American Luis Moreno in last night’s men’s singles final at the CityWest.

From The42 Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title Low Hopes

Champion-littered Spanish cycling team 'not the favourites' for world title

Spanish coach Jose Luis de Santos believes his team, containing Alberto Contador, will play third fiddle behind Belgium and Italy.

From The42 Ailis McSweeney: Bolt will claim gold, provided he is fully fit Preview

Ailis McSweeney: Bolt will claim gold, provided he is fully fit

The 100m Final takes place this evening, and our columnist is tipping the 25-year-old to retain his title.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Chloe Magee 10 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Chloe Magee

The Donegal-born athlete is looking to build on her success at the 2008 Olympics.

Hula hoops, fire jugglers and human cannonballs...it's the 2012 Street Performance World Championship In Pictures This post contains images

Hula hoops, fire jugglers and human cannonballs...it's the 2012 Street Performance World Championship

The championships head to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park this weekend.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane 17 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane

The 36-year-old three-time Olympian is ready for yet another bite at the cherry.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch 17 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch

The 32-year-old kayaker from Kildare will represent Ireland in the K1 Slalom in London and finished 4th in the same event in Beijing.

From The42 Olympic heartbreak is 'crushing,' admits Gillick Disappointment

Olympic heartbreak is 'crushing,' admits Gillick

The Irish athlete has spoken out after a succession of injury troubles scuppered his Olympic hopes.