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#World Championships

Katie Taylor reaches semi-finals of World Championships without throwing a punch
# Success
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# Success

Katie Taylor reaches semi-finals of World Championships without throwing a punch

Nov 21st 2014, 9:54 AM 20,789 Views 82 Comments

The Bray native will now face Jinhua Yin of China on Sunday for a spot in the final.

4 years after taking up running, Orna Dilworth will represent Ireland at the 50km world championships
# Diesel Engine
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# Diesel Engine

4 years after taking up running, Orna Dilworth will represent Ireland at the 50km world championships

Oct 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 33,493 Views 31 Comments

Sometimes, a marathon just isn’t long enough.

Silver lining as Ryan Mullen misses out on world title by fraction of a second
# Cycling
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# Cycling

Silver lining as Ryan Mullen misses out on world title by fraction of a second

Sep 22nd 2014, 4:18 PM 1,972 Views 4 Comments

Mullen stormed to second in today’s U23 time-trial in Ponferrada, Spain.

‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’
# Interview
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# Interview

‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’

Sep 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 26,290 Views 29 Comments

We chat to Irish-based Czech athlete Tamara Maxantova about competing in the World Championships next month.

Lanigan-O'Keefe storms through qualification to become 1st Irish male in modern pentathlon world final
# Warsaw
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# Warsaw

Lanigan-O'Keefe storms through qualification to become 1st Irish male in modern pentathlon world final

Sep 5th 2014, 4:59 PM 3,473 Views 3 Comments

The 22-year-old Kilkenny man will compete in the final tomorrow morning in Warsaw.

Michael Phelps plays down Championship prospects, says he just wants to have fun
# Just Warmin' Up
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# Just Warmin' Up

Michael Phelps plays down Championship prospects, says he just wants to have fun

Jun 20th 2014, 1:35 AM 4,176 Views 0 Comments

‘It feels good to be able to swim on your own terms,’ says the 18-time Olympic champ.

Sixth place for both Irvine and Ryan overnight at World Championships
# On Track
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# On Track

Sixth place for both Irvine and Ryan overnight at World Championships

Mar 1st 2014, 9:44 AM 1,337 Views 0 Comments

It was a solid, if not spectacular, night for Irish riders in Colombia.

The Irishman bidding to become a tug of war world champion
# Interview
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# Interview

The Irishman bidding to become a tug of war world champion

Feb 8th 2014, 9:05 AM 6,509 Views 2 Comments

TheScore.ie speaks to Eddie Gallagher about his side’s chances at this month’s World Championships in Castlebar.

The man who’s helping Taekwon-Do to thrive in Ireland
# Interview
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# Interview

The man who’s helping Taekwon-Do to thrive in Ireland

Nov 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 13,003 Views 8 Comments

We interview Stephen Ryan about the Irish team’s unprecedented success at the recent World Championships.

'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge
# S.o.s
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# S.o.s

'You feel sick when you see things like that' - O'Sullivan on the doping scourge

Nov 2nd 2013, 8:00 AM 20,364 Views 20 Comments

The Irish athlete told us that retrospective medal upgrades could never replace the stolen thrill of victory.

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

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

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:46 PM 9,676 Views 6 Comments

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

Ward and McComb progress to last 16 of World Championships
# Boxing
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# Boxing

Ward and McComb progress to last 16 of World Championships

Oct 20th 2013, 7:01 PM 1,502 Views 0 Comments

The Irish fighters both recorded wins in Kazakhstan today.

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

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

Oct 19th 2013, 8:40 AM 1,323 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2013, 7:50 AM 1,769 Views 1 Comment

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

World Championships: Adam Nolan crashes out in controversial defeat
# Boxing
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# Boxing

World Championships: Adam Nolan crashes out in controversial defeat

Oct 16th 2013, 1:49 PM 1,630 Views 1 Comment

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

Russian sprinters cite 'storm of emotions' as they slam claims of gay kiss
# Tatu You
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# Tatu You

Russian sprinters cite 'storm of emotions' as they slam claims of gay kiss

Aug 20th 2013, 5:36 PM 3,802 Views 1 Comment

Spoilsports.

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

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

Aug 19th 2013, 6:25 PM 2,526 Views 1 Comment

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

Russian sprinters appear to protest 'anti gay' law with podium kiss
# Moscow 2013
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# Moscow 2013

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

Aug 19th 2013, 5:13 AM 21,651 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 14th 2013, 12:43 PM 1,702 Views 0 Comments

The former Irish race walker spoke with us earlier.

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

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

Aug 14th 2013, 10:49 AM 4,465 Views 7 Comments

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

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

President Higgins hails Ireland's new world champion Rob Heffernan

Aug 14th 2013, 10:45 AM 6,662 Views 56 Comments

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

How Twitter reacted to Rob Heffernan's stunning World Championship Gold
# Golden Gaze
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# Golden Gaze

How Twitter reacted to Rob Heffernan's stunning World Championship Gold

Aug 14th 2013, 9:57 AM 5,573 Views 4 Comments

Sporting stars such as Alan Quinlan and Derval O’Rourke were quick off the draw to congratulate the Irish hero.

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

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

Aug 13th 2013, 12:21 PM 2,186 Views 8 Comments

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

Mo medals, no problem: Farah claims 10km gold in Moscow
# Moscow 2013
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# Moscow 2013

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

Aug 10th 2013, 5:57 PM 1,218 Views 0 Comments

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

Disappointment for Irish quartet as World Championships get underway
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# World Championships

Disappointment for Irish quartet as World Championships get underway

Aug 10th 2013, 4:35 PM 2,112 Views 1 Comment

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

Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons
# Moscow 2013
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# Moscow 2013

Athletics hoping Moscow 2013 makes headlines for all the right reasons

Aug 9th 2013, 5:48 PM 1,098 Views 3 Comments

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

Lochte wins world championship gold despite foggy goggles
# Jeah!
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# Jeah!

Lochte wins world championship gold despite foggy goggles

Aug 1st 2013, 7:57 PM 2,035 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Aug 1st 2013, 2:37 PM 1,207 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 31st 2013, 5:59 PM 4,973 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 1,744 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 28th 2013, 2:00 PM 945 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Moving on from unlucky 2013 - the goal for Sycerika McMahon

Jul 27th 2013, 8:15 PM 2,627 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 27th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,578 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships

Jul 25th 2013, 6:23 PM 2,172 Views 15 Comments

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

Murphy wants dopers to wear swimcap of shame
# Visual Clues
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# Visual Clues

Murphy wants dopers to wear swimcap of shame

Jul 24th 2013, 8:40 AM 3,827 Views 1 Comment

That way everyone watching will know who the cheats are.

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

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

Jul 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,719 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 22nd 2013, 11:30 AM 1,258 Views 0 Comments

The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.

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

McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold

Jul 21st 2013, 3:29 PM 1,761 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jul 14th 2013, 5:03 PM 18,615 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2013, 8:35 AM 22,985 Views 75 Comments

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