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# olympics - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Door still open for GAA players chasing Olympic dream with Ireland 7s

Sevens director Anthony Eddy says the gaelic footballer who tried out for Sevens narrowly missed out on this selection.

# olympics - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

‘Rest of the world have a big head start on us’: Nucifora seeking gradual gains from shoestring 7s

The Australian is hoping Ireland can put themselves in with a shout of Olympic qualification.

Ireland name Sevens squad as they bid for place in Olympics

Ireland Sevens will begin the qualification process next month.

# olympics - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Vodka, pot and vicodin… Ronda Rousey was on a downward spiral after her Olympic success

Her new book looks like it’s well worth a read.

# olympics - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

A US national team swimmer is set to represent Ireland at the Olympics

Shane Ryan is changing his sporting citizenship.

# olympics - Thursday 23 April, 2015

An ex-World Champion sprinter on what can be done to solve Ireland’s obesity problem

Colin Jackson chats to The42 about the importance of keeping active and his involvement in the Wings for Life World Run.

# olympics - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Ireland’s Olympic heroes Barnes and Conlan one fight away from Rio qualification

The pair recorded victories at last night’s World Series of Boxing in Milan.

# olympics - Thursday 5 March, 2015

‘We need to spread the achievements’ – Sports Council want others to match boxers’ success

Kieran Mulvey was speaking with 100 days to go to the inaugural European Games.

# olympics - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Two of Ireland’s top athletes out to reshape how our football clubs are run

We talk to Ger O’Brien and Mark Kenneally, who have recently set up Elite Performance Consultancy.

# olympics - Saturday 14 February, 2015

The fastest man on earth has set his retirement date

Usain Bolt is set to hang up his spikes after the 2017 World Championship.

# olympics - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Katie would ‘love to meet’ Conor McGregor but she won’t be the next Olympic medallist in the UFC

Don’t expect to see the five-time World Champion boxer challenging Ronda Rousey in the Octagon.

# olympics - Sunday 18 January, 2015

New Zealand want Sonny Bill’s star power to boost 7s side at Rio 2016

Two codes of rugby (and a bit of boxing) aren’t enough to keep SBW busy.

# olympics - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Setting the Barr higher and higher – meet one of Irish athletics’ rising stars

Thomas Barr reflects on a year that saw him beat world champions and set national records.

# olympics - Monday 22 December, 2014

Irish pentathlete Natalya Coyle on Rio 2016, the ‘big’ year ahead and her love of sleep

After enjoying an encouraging 2014, the Meath woman is confident of qualifying for Brazil.

# olympics - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Hendrick’s Olympic silver and Christy Ring glory – Kildare’s 2014 sporting highlights

There was success on the water and in hurling for the Lilywhites this year.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Power ranking Katie Taylor’s 8 most memorable victories

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

# olympics - Friday 10 October, 2014

IRFU ready to embrace men’s 7s with 2020 Olympics in target has learned that plans are in place to launch a men’s sevens team from 2015 onwards.

# olympics - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

‘It’s not about hand-picking the elite kids’ – Olympian Eoin Rheinisch

The slalom canoeist has teamed up with Sky Sports to help launch ‘Living for Sport’.

# olympics - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Michael Phelps apologises after being arrested for drink driving DUI

Michael Phelps apologises after being arrested for drink driving

The multiple Olympic gold medallist was spotted speeding by a police officer in Baltimore.

# olympics - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Irish two-time Olympian Colin Griffin announces his retirement

The 32-year-old race walker has decided to hang up the spikes.

# olympics - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From Gallery: See what has become of these Olympic host cities after the games left town Photography

Gallery: See what has become of these Olympic host cities after the games left town

What does a white elephant look like?

# olympics - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Katie Taylor on coverage of women’s sport: What more do we have to do?

How useful are role models if we never get to see them?

# olympics - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From Here’s what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later Not Aging Gracefully

Here’s what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

# olympics - Monday 28 July, 2014

McIlroy and McDowell flying high as early Olympic 2016 rankings unveiled

It is a long, long way to Rio but Phil Mickelson already has work to do to represent the USA.

# olympics - Monday 14 July, 2014

Stephanie Meadow has followed in Rory McIlroy’s footsteps by declaring for Ireland

The 22-year-old is hopeful about securing a spot with Team ireland in two years’ time.

# olympics - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Tip the can, kerbs, elastics… it’s the Irish Olympics Irish Olympics This post contains videos

Tip the can, kerbs, elastics… it’s the Irish Olympics

What disciplines would you pick up medals in? Slow bicycle race? Keepy-uppies?

# olympics - Thursday 3 July, 2014

‘World’s fastest rugby player’ Isles leaves union to focus on Olympic 7s

The American speedster failed to make a senior appearance for the Glasgow Warriors.

# olympics - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# olympics - Monday 2 June, 2014

Monday medals for Ireland as Puspure and Grace hit form at Euro Championships

If only we could combine sailing and boxing as an Olympic event, we’d be unstoppable.

# olympics - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Your sports picture of the weekend as young boxing star Layla Roche goes KO crazy

The Dubliner was taking part at an outdoor exhibition at the Marrowbone Lane flats in The Liberties.

# olympics - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From Tens of thousands flock to Gorey for the ‘Olympics of Sheep Shearing’ Blades Of Gorey

Tens of thousands flock to Gorey for the ‘Olympics of Sheep Shearing’

Who will claim the Golden Shears?

# olympics - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Pádraig Harrington suggests Shamrock flag compromise to Olympic golf stalemate

The three-time Major winner likened the dilemma of golfers such as Rory McIlroy to that of Scottish golfers.

# olympics - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Impressive World Cup silver medal for Irish Olympic duo Seaton and McGovern

The sailors finished just behind the Kiwi team of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

# olympics - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Michael Phelps says he’s back in the pool because of weight gain and love of the sport

The Olympics legend is back in action today.

# olympics - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Jason Quigley turns pro after signing up with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy

The Donegal boxer surrendered his national title in February, sparking speculation he was to leave the amateur ranks.

# olympics - Monday 14 April, 2014

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

The big Baltimore man is going to ‘test the waters’ according to his coach.

# olympics - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Two-a-days and mam’s home-cooking fuelling Paul Robinson’s Olympic dreams

The Kildare athlete will defend his Spar Great Ireland Run title at the Phoenix Park this afternoon.

# olympics - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Man arrested after Olympic medallist John Joe Nevin injured in Mullingar attack

The boxer is believed to have suffered a broken leg.

# olympics - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

# olympics - Friday 28 February, 2014

Three-time Olympian Eoin Rheinisch signals end to career

The 34-year-old will move onto the shore to become Ireland’s first homegrown high performance canoeing coach.

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