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'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'
# Old-fashioned Trolling
# Old-fashioned Trolling

'I remember people in a pub asking was I finished with the running because I was so 'useless' at it'

May 16th 2021, 9:00 AM 13,675 Views 0 Comments

Derval O’Rourke on why it is important to show respect to all Irish athletes who compete at the Olympics.

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

'Could you manage for a year on €12,000? Probably not. So why are we expecting elite-level athletes to do it?'

Updated May 13th 2021, 12:21 PM 36,307 Views 38 Comments

Derval O’Rourke has called for a ‘full review’ into the funding system in Irish sport.

'I still get nervous when they start putting hurdles on the track. My stomach drops slightly'
# Athletics
# Athletics

'I still get nervous when they start putting hurdles on the track. My stomach drops slightly'

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:32 PM 5,260 Views 3 Comments

Derval O’Rourke’s muscle memory from her time as an athlete is still intact.

# derval-orourke - All time

Why we need more male sports stars to come out in support of Together For Yes
# Men4Yes
From The Daily Edge
# Men4Yes

Why we need more male sports stars to come out in support of Together For Yes

Apr 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 4,445 Views 2 Comments

We need more men like Richie Sadlier and Eamon McGee to step up.

'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty'
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

'Most athletes earn very little money. The least you can expect is integrity and honesty'

Aug 18th 2016, 12:16 PM 8,677 Views 0 Comments

Former Irish hurdler Derval O’Rourke was speaking after a dramatic day for OCI president Pat Hickey.

Dining 'al desko' and making room for cake - here are Derval O'Rourke's healthy living tips
# Fit Foodie
From TheJournal.ie
# Fit Foodie

Dining 'al desko' and making room for cake - here are Derval O'Rourke's healthy living tips

Aug 13th 2016, 11:45 AM 36,423 Views 42 Comments

Plus, O’Rourke gives us her healthy eating tips.

"No job will ever be as all-consuming": Derval O'Rourke on being an Olympian - and what should be done about doping
# The Fit Foodie
From TheJournal.ie
# The Fit Foodie

"No job will ever be as all-consuming": Derval O'Rourke on being an Olympian - and what should be done about doping

Aug 9th 2016, 8:30 PM 23,520 Views 12 Comments

The former professional athlete has just released her second cookbook.

Eat like an Olympian: Derval O'Rourke launches second book
# Fit Foodie
# Fit Foodie

Eat like an Olympian: Derval O'Rourke launches second book

Aug 8th 2016, 5:08 PM 5,763 Views 2 Comments

The former Olympian and new mother has adapted well to life after athletics.

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'
# FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME
# FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME

'We don't just aim to create great players, but great individuals'

Mar 17th 2016, 10:20 PM 5,725 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland star Marcus Horan among expert group driving player welfare.

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

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

May 5th 2015, 5:41 PM 9,747 Views 30 Comments

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

Heffernan, O'Rourke and Griffin react to English's Euros success
# Twittersphere
# Twittersphere

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

Mar 8th 2015, 3:34 PM 5,608 Views 1 Comment

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

Derval O'Rourke joins IRUPA as player development manager
# Appointment
# Appointment

Derval O'Rourke joins IRUPA as player development manager

Nov 4th 2014, 7:46 PM 10,088 Views 20 Comments

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

You should try Derval O'Rourke's recipe for Jogger’s Beef Stew this weekend
# Fitness
# Fitness

You should try Derval O'Rourke's recipe for Jogger’s Beef Stew this weekend

Sep 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 25,615 Views 11 Comments

Fuel up after your weekend run.

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

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

Aug 27th 2014, 1:15 PM 6,836 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 8:00 PM 13,950 Views 5 Comments

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
# Hurdle Heroine
# Hurdle Heroine

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 12:20 PM 5,147 Views 10 Comments

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
# Final Hurdle
# Final Hurdle

Derval O'Rourke has retired from athletics

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:13 AM 17,263 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

May 10th 2014, 9:05 AM 4,968 Views 8 Comments

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

'It's frustrating to have only four medals, there's one missing' -- Derval O'Rourke
# Collect Them All
# Collect Them All

'It's frustrating to have only four medals, there's one missing' -- Derval O'Rourke

May 8th 2014, 5:00 PM 19,762 Views 10 Comments

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.

Here are the big-name athletes who've had their funding cut this year
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

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

Feb 14th 2014, 4:44 PM 7,485 Views 40 Comments

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
From TheJournal.ie
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Aug 28th 2013, 11:39 PM 13,053 Views 2 Comments

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
# Doping Ban
# Doping Ban

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

Aug 28th 2013, 1:05 PM 14,134 Views 24 Comments

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

Deary me, Joey! It's the sporting tweets of the week
# Twittersphere
# Twittersphere

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

Aug 25th 2013, 9:45 AM 5,610 Views 4 Comments

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

'I couldn't let it go' - Derval O'Rourke on accepting world championships bid is over
# Moscow Flier
# Moscow Flier

'I couldn't let it go' - Derval O'Rourke on accepting world championships bid is over

Jul 30th 2013, 9:24 PM 3,983 Views 2 Comments

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

Derval O’Rourke to miss national championships due to injury
# Athletics
# Athletics

Derval O’Rourke to miss national championships due to injury

Jul 25th 2013, 12:00 PM 4,065 Views 9 Comments

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

Derval O'Rourke's training camp will make you insanely jealous
# Wish We Were There
# Wish We Were There

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

May 10th 2013, 4:21 PM 3,478 Views 1 Comment

It definitely beats a run down the ‘Dyke.

Derval O'Rourke in line for medal upgrade as rival charged with doping
# Upgrade
# Upgrade

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

May 3rd 2013, 4:51 PM 19,428 Views 17 Comments

Nevin Yanit won the European title in Gothenburg in March

Derval O'Rourke's Friday evening routine puts us to shame
# Friday Feeling
# Friday Feeling

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

Apr 12th 2013, 9:22 PM 4,639 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2013, 8:35 AM 23,029 Views 75 Comments

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

IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo
# Athletics
# Athletics

IAAF and WADA quash reports of doping suspicion over Turkish duo

Mar 23rd 2013, 12:25 PM 2,638 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 1st 2013, 7:10 PM 14,569 Views 61 Comments

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
# Gothenburg
# Gothenburg

Indoor Championships: O'Rourke eases through 60m heat

Mar 1st 2013, 10:44 AM 4,067 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 25th 2013, 8:51 PM 1,575 Views 1 Comment

The European Indoor Championships begin in Gothenburg on Friday morning.

In pictures: Fionnuala Brittton takes win at national indoors
# Athletics
# Athletics

In pictures: Fionnuala Brittton takes win at national indoors

Feb 17th 2013, 7:34 PM 7,476 Views 0 Comments

And there was plenty of other talking points in Athlone.

'I'm turning this crap off now...' Derval O'Rourke slams Lance Armstrong
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

'I'm turning this crap off now...' Derval O'Rourke slams Lance Armstrong

Jan 19th 2013, 12:58 PM 3,446 Views 1 Comment

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

Olympic committee warn O'Leary over betting
# Star Class
# Star Class

Olympic committee warn O'Leary over betting

Dec 4th 2012, 9:26 PM 1,763 Views 0 Comments

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

Opinion: Here come the girls... at last, as Katie Taylor set for RTÉ award
# Awards Season
# Awards Season

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

Nov 27th 2012, 3:47 PM 1,558 Views 10 Comments

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

Will swap Olympic medal for All-Ireland ticket! It's the sporting tweets of the week
# Social Media
# Social Media

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

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:29 AM 1,653 Views 1 Comment

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

Olympic Village: Day 11, wrap
# Review
# Review

Olympic Village: Day 11, wrap

Aug 7th 2012, 10:37 PM 6,509 Views 10 Comments

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
# Reaction
# Reaction

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

Aug 7th 2012, 8:28 PM 11,035 Views 10 Comments

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

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