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Friday 12 August, 2016

Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio

Anne-Marie Rindom took over as overall leader in the Laser Radial class.

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio

The Waterford man is four shots off the podium places at the halfway stage.

Thursday 11 August, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: Rowers rejoice and all today's sport

After a few hard days, there was plenty of good news for Team Ireland today.

'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe

The duo are drawing confidence from their achievement today as they know they can compete with the best in the world.

70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away

Seamus Power also managed to hit back-to-back birdies on his front nine.

O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final

The Corkmen were third in their semi-final and fifth fastest overall in the men’s lightweight double sculls semis.

Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going

After last night’s defeat to Joe Ward, we need some good news today.

Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip

Seasick? So what! Annalise Murphy has the stomach to lead from the front.

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016

Meanwhile, the man who beat Paddy Barnes lost out at the quarter-final stage.

Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio

Fiji’s dream of a first ever gold medal lives on.

Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio

The Dubliner is the sailor to beat as she heads into a well-earned rest window after six races in three days.

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing Explainer This post contains videos

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing

Don’t act like you weren’t confused.

Tuesday 9 August, 2016

We'll Leave It There So: O'Reilly throws in the towel on doping fight and all today's sport

And there’s sports news away from Rio too.

Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify

Defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian was perilously close to missing the semi-finals too.

Ex-Ulster lock Stevenson joins Pro12 champions

The 32-year-old spent the second half of last season with Exeter.

Monday 8 August, 2016

Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio

Carlow man Finn Lynch is sitting 21st in his race.

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Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab Suftum This post contains videos

Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab

Meanwhile, Rory Best was determined to redefine the phrase ‘farmer’s tan’.

O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot

Ireland’s lightweight double sculls rowers were in impressive form in Rio.

Sunday 7 August, 2016

David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display

Joyce took a unanimous win to cruise into the last 16 of the 60kg competition.

Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race

Anna van de Breggen went on to win the road race after seeing her countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten stricken on the roadside.

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland

However, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle.

Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps

Is he a dolphin, a human or a myth? We need to know before he hangs up his Speedos for good.

Saturday 6 August, 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please?

It’s not just about Gisele, y’know. There’s sport too!

'There needs to be an emphasis on getting people back into Thomond Park' -- Anthony Foley

The Munster head coach believes that eradicating home losses will make a massive difference to his side.

Pat Hickey tips John Delaney to become new OCI chief in 2020

Hickey is stepping down from the role after 28 years at the helm, but he doesn’t expect his successor to be in charge beyond the Tokyo Olympics.

Friday 5 August, 2016

Hogan earns a Cats recall for semi-final meeting with Waterford

Both counties have made changes for Sunday’s encounter.

Diarmuid O'Connor back for Mayo's clash with Tyrone

The Ballintubber man has shrugged off the injury that kept him out last weekend.

Fit-again James McCarthy starts as Dublin's only change in side to face Donegal

Eric Lowndes loses out to the Ballymun Kickhams man.

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics

If ‘pass backwards and run riot’ doesn’t cover it for you, here’s a little more info on the Sevens Rugby format.

Thursday 4 August, 2016

'I put the tactics in place, make sure we have the right strategy, Axel puts it into action' -- Erasmus

Munster’s new director of rugby outlines his approach to the role created just for him.

Peter O'Mahony 'touch and go' to start Munster's new season

There’s a month to go until the new Pro12 season and Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is hoping Tyler Bleyendaal will feature.

Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Leinster's Graham Henry: 'If you always say ‘how can we score from here?’ That’s a good mentality'

Leinster’s World Cup-winning coaching consultant has landed and is identifying areas to improve.

Chiefs lock Allardice apologises for homophobic remarks at end-of-season party

The 24-year-old said: ‘there was no malicious intent in my comments – I wasn’t yelling at a stranger to inflict hurt’.

Monday 1 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Paul Pollock

The Co. Down man will compete in one of the last events in the Games.

Sunday 31 July, 2016

On track? How the speed kings and queens of 2012 are set for Rio

At least three of our favourite events in London will usher in new champions in Rio.