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#Derval O'Rourke

# derval-orourke - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Four of Ireland’s top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality Marref This post contains videos

Four of Ireland’s top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality

O’Mahony, O’Rourke, O’Shea and Cusack call for a Yes on 22 May.

# derval-orourke - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Heffernan, O’Rourke and Griffin react to English’s Euros success

Twitter was impressed by the Irish athlete’s performance in Prague today.

# derval-orourke - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Derval O’Rourke joins IRUPA as player development manager

The 33-year-old had been taking time out of sport since confirming her retirement from athletics last June.

# derval-orourke - Sunday 7 September, 2014

# derval-orourke - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room… Time Out

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

The Emmys, women in sport, and recipes for lunch.

# derval-orourke - Monday 23 June, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: O’Rourke retires, Netherlands fire against Chile and today’s sport

Andy Murray made a strong start at Wimbledon, Spain recorded a win and all the rest of the day’s top stories.

20 pictures that celebrate Derval O’Rourke’s brilliant hurdling career

Ireland’s most fierce track competitor hung up her spikes this morning. Here are some of her finest moments.

Derval O’Rourke has retired from athletics

Cork hurdler brings down the curtain on a 12-year career in which she won five championship medals.

# derval-orourke - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Weightlifting, walking and getting lapped by 80-year-olds: How Derval recovered

The hurdler has had to learn to walk (and swim) before she can run again.

# derval-orourke - Thursday 8 May, 2014

‘It’s frustrating to have only four medals, there’s one missing’ — Derval O’Rourke

The Cork hurdler is hoping to be back on the podium in Zurich this August, but has had to push her competitive return back by a month.

# derval-orourke - Saturday 8 March, 2014

27 of the most talented Irish female athletes

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most accomplished current stars of Irish sport.

# derval-orourke - Friday 14 February, 2014

Here are the big-name athletes who’ve had their funding cut this year

€1.6 million will be provided in direct funding for Ireland’s top athletes this year, the Irish Sports Council confirmed today.

# derval-orourke - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about a female garda receiving serious injuries after her car was rammed and Ryanair being ordered to sell most of its stake in Aer Lingus.

Derval O’Rourke in line for medal upgrade as Yanit handed doping ban

Athletics Ireland contact European bosses to clarify the implications of Nevin Yanit’s two-year ban for Derval O’Rourke.

# derval-orourke - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Deary me, Joey! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

Deary me, Joey! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Derval O’Rourke’s painful heel injury and Bill Clinton’s message to Rory McIlroy.

# derval-orourke - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

‘I couldn’t let it go’ – Derval O’Rourke on accepting world championships bid is over

The Leevale star won’t be on the Moscow start line next month.

# derval-orourke - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Derval O’Rourke to miss national championships due to injury

O’Rourke, 32, has been struggling with an Achilles problem since last month.

# derval-orourke - Friday 10 May, 2013

Derval O’Rourke’s training camp will make you insanely jealous

It definitely beats a run down the ‘Dyke.

# derval-orourke - Friday 3 May, 2013

Derval O’Rourke in line for medal upgrade as rival charged with doping

Nevin Yanit won the European title in Gothenburg in March

# derval-orourke - Friday 12 April, 2013

Derval O’Rourke’s Friday evening routine puts us to shame

Is this what people mean when they talk about that “Friday feeling”?

# derval-orourke - Sunday 31 March, 2013

‘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.

# derval-orourke - Saturday 23 March, 2013

IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo

Reports yesterday had claimed Cakir Alptekin and Nevin Yanit were at the centre of a doping scandal.

# derval-orourke - Friday 1 March, 2013

Derval O’Rourke was this close to a medal at the European Indoors this evening

Ireland’s Derval O’Rourke ran a season’s best in the 60m hurdle final but missed out on a medal by one-hundredth of a second.

Indoor Championships: O’Rourke eases through 60m heat

The Cork athlete came second in her heat this morning, clocking a season’s best time in the process.

# derval-orourke - Monday 25 February, 2013

The 11 Irish athletes going to European Indoors this week (and when you can see them) The Right Track This post contains images

The 11 Irish athletes going to European Indoors this week (and when you can see them)

The European Indoor Championships begin in Gothenburg on Friday morning.

# derval-orourke - Sunday 17 February, 2013

In pictures: Fionnuala Brittton takes win at national indoors

And there was plenty of other talking points in Athlone.

# derval-orourke - Saturday 19 January, 2013

‘I’m turning this crap off now…’ Derval O’Rourke slams Lance Armstrong

To say the Cork athlete has little sympathy for the shamed cyclist is an understatement.

# derval-orourke - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Olympic committee warn O’Leary over betting

The Corkman bet on Great Britain’s sailors in Beijing 2008.

# derval-orourke - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Opinion: Here come the girls… at last, as Katie Taylor set for RTÉ award

The Olympic champion will – surely – be crowned Sports Person of the Year ending a wait that was too long.

# derval-orourke - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Will swap Olympic medal for All-Ireland ticket! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Social Media This post contains images

Will swap Olympic medal for All-Ireland ticket! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

We’ve scoured countless timelines to bring you some of the best comments made on Twitter over the past seven days.

# derval-orourke - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 11, wrap

Michael Conlan won Ireland’s third medal, while Chris Hoy broke a British record and Sally Pearson gained partial redemption for Team Australia.

I can’t see myself going to Rio, says disappointed Derval O’Rourke

The Irish athlete admitted the “middle hurles weren’t good enough” in her performance this evening.

End of the road for Derval O’Rourke following fifth place semi-final finish

The Irish athlete equalled her time of 12.91 in the Heats, but it was not good enough for her to advance.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day 11

Michael Conlan took top billing… and the little Belfast fighter didn’t disappoint.

Ailis McSweeney: Derval can deliver on biggest stage

The Cork-born hurdler is built to perform when the championship pressure is on, writes her training partner Ailis McSweeney.

From The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning… here’s nine stories to catch up on.

# derval-orourke - Monday 6 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 10, wrap

You wait four years for an Olympic medal to come along and two come along in quick succession.

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics Day 10

It was Day Ten of London 2012 as Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy looked to add to Ireland’s medal haul from this Olympic games.

Derval O’Rourke qualifies for 100m Hurdles semi-final

The Cork athlete recorded a season’s best time of 12.91 and paid credit to her training partner, our very own Ails McSweeney.

# derval-orourke - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Ailis McSweeney: For Ireland’s track stars, this is the biggest race of their lives

The likes of Derval O’Rourke, Robert Heffernan and Joanne Cuddihy are ready to go in London, writes their injured team-mate.

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