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# excel-arena - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

VIDEO: GB Paralympian David Wetherill plays a table tennis shot you really have to see Paralympics This post contains videos

VIDEO: GB Paralympian David Wetherill plays a table tennis shot you really have to see

He calls it a “Superman diving forehand winner” and it really is quite special.

# excel-arena - Friday 31 August, 2012

Paralympics 2012: London bombings survivor makes volleyball bow

Martine Wright made her emotional debut as Britain’s sitting volleyball team lost in straight sets to Ukraine this morning.

# excel-arena - Monday 13 August, 2012

'He's still our wee brother': Conlan family welcome their bronze medal hero home

Michael Conlan’s father and brother promise that the young Belfast boxer still has plenty more to offer in the ring.

# excel-arena - Saturday 11 August, 2012

In pictures: Luke Campbell pips John Joe Nevin to Olympic gold London 2012 This post contains images

In pictures: Luke Campbell pips John Joe Nevin to Olympic gold

It was the latest installment of a rivalry that needed no introduction but in the end, it just wasn’t to be for John Joe Nevin.

# excel-arena - Friday 10 August, 2012

Olympic Village: Day 14, wrap

Hope you have some fingernails left – another gold medal bout awaits.

Michael Conlan handsomely defeated by Cuban as he settles for Bronze Medal

The Belfast boxer was given a rough ride by Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.

# excel-arena - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Katie Taylor out to inspire next generation of women boxers

“Hopefully there are a lot of young girls sitting at home watching this, and they will realise this is what they can work towards.”

# excel-arena - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

I need to refocus quickly, admits Taylor ahead of historic Olympic decider

I’ll try my best to have a good night’s sleep but we’ll see how we go,” said the Bray woman afterwards.

The Daily Telegraph thinks Katie Taylor is British

Should you tell them, or will we?

# excel-arena - Monday 6 August, 2012

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.

Go Katie: Taylor guarantees medal with quarter-final win

The 26-year-old won her first ever Olympic fight against Team GB’s Natasha Jonas.

# excel-arena - Saturday 4 August, 2012

'Job done, from the Olympic ring': Barnes tweets seconds after boxing win

The Belfast man is giving Flloyd Mayweather Jr a run for his money as a personality and a self-promoter

Barnes walks the walk towards historic medal

“Nobody’s going to remember me for the way I box. They remember you for winning an Olympics.”

# excel-arena - Thursday 2 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day six

Check in on what unfolded on another action-packed day at the Games.

O'Neill tips hat to the devil he knows

Stefan Hartel beat Ireland’s Darren O’Neill in the last 16 of the middleweight division.

Classy Hartel eliminates Darren O'Neill

The Kilkenny middleweight is the first Irish fighter to lose in London, bowing out of the middleweight division.

# excel-arena - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Controversy reigns in judo competition as judges overturn winning decision

Cho Jun-Ho of South Korea thought he was through to an Olympic semi-final. He was wrong.

# excel-arena - Saturday 28 July, 2012

London 2012: John Joe Nevin shows his class in opening win

The bantamweight was too good for his Danish opponent in this afternoon’s opening bout.