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#Grainne Murphy

# grainne-murphy - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Olympic swimmer Gráinne Murphy retires at the age of 22

The Wexford athlete won a silver medal at the European Championships in 2010.

# grainne-murphy - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Swim Ireland appoint new Limerick high performance boss

New Zealand’s Lars Humer has been appointed as head of the high performance training base in the University of Limerick.

# grainne-murphy - Friday 3 August, 2012

We'll take lessons from London, insists Irish swimming chief

‘I don’t think there’s a blame thing here, I just think it’s just one of those things,’ says Peter Banks.

# grainne-murphy - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Illness derails Nocher's backstroke bid

Melanie Nocher finished seventh in her 200m backstroke heat this morning.

# grainne-murphy - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

'She's devastated' but Grainne Murphy will be back, insists coach

The Wexford woman pulled the plug on her Olympic pool dream yesterday because of ill health.

# grainne-murphy - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Sport is cruel: Illness forces Grainne Murphy out of 800m freestyle

Glandular fever has ended the Wexford swimmer’s Olympic Games.

# grainne-murphy - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Olympic Village: Day Two, wrap

More shocks in the pool on a day when Team GB got their first medals and Team Ireland showed green shoots of promise.

Olympic Breakfast: Sailing duo ready to make their mark

What to see and what to skip? When are the Irish in action? Here’s our guide to all the action on day two in London.

# grainne-murphy - Friday 20 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Gráinne Murphy

Under Jimmy’s spotlight today is a triple European champion swimmer at junior level.

# grainne-murphy - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Nocher delighted by Olympic qualification

The swimmer also described the difficulties of coping with the enormous pressure on her shoulders.

# grainne-murphy - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Ready to go: Swim Ireland name team for European Championships

Both Grainne Murphy and Barry Murphy will not be competing in the event, having already qualified for the Olympics.

# grainne-murphy - Saturday 7 April, 2012

The great swimming hope: Murphy confident she can compete with the best at Olympics

Wexord swimmer looks to build on her silver medal at the European Championships with a strong showing at London 2012

# grainne-murphy - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Road to London: No joy for Irish swimmers at British Championships

Sycerika McMahon, Gráinne Murphy and Melanie Nocher couldn’t get themselves close to the medals in London’s Aquatics Centre yesterday.

# grainne-murphy - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Making waves: Murphy narrowly misses out on 200m Irish record

Grainne Murphy was a rediculously narrow margin away from breaking a long-standing record in the pool. Now, the 18-year-old turns her focus to London.

# grainne-murphy - Friday 29 July, 2011

Who'll fly the flag in London? 8 of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls London Calling This post contains images

Who'll fly the flag in London? 8 of Ireland's Olympic hopefuls

With 12 months to go until the London Games, we look at some of the Irish athletes who could challenge for podium honours.

# grainne-murphy - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Show me the money: Sports Council announces funding for 2011 season

Around €7.8million will be invested in the country’s high-performance athletes ahead of the London Olympics next year.

# grainne-murphy - Friday 24 December, 2010

The Magnificent Seven: Irish Sport in 2010 Looking Back This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: Irish Sport in 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, Niall Kelly looks back at seven of the highlights from what was a very memorable year for Irish sport.

# grainne-murphy - Monday 16 August, 2010

SHE’S ALREADY taken the silver at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest but Grainne has another hurdle on her hands this week.

The swimming star will, like thousands of others across the country, be receiving her leaving cert results on Wednesday. Grainne told her mother yesterday that, she felt she already had brought home the prize. The swimming star spends six hours a day training and has split her exams over two years to allow her pursue the sport. The 17-year-old will receive the results of three exams this week.

Although Grainne’s passion is in the pool, her mother wants her to do well in her exams too.

Grainne returned home today and their was a heroes welcome at Dublin Airport where friends and family gathered to cheer her success.

Speaking on Today FM this afternoon Murphy said she never expected to win at her first European championships.

# grainne-murphy - Saturday 14 August, 2010

IRISH SWIMMER GRÁINNE Murphy has taken the silver medal in the women’s 1500 metre freestyle final at the European Swimming Championships.

Seventeen-year-old Murphy from Wexford held the silver-medal position throughout the race to finish on 16:02:09, breaking the Irish record.

Ahead of the race, BBC’s correspondent Ollie Williams wrote:

One name worth watching out for in the women’s 1500m freestyle final is Grainne Murphy. She’s 17, from Ireland, and has been putting a host of bigger names to shame this week.

Denmark’s Lottie Friis, who took the 800m gold on Thursday, led from the start after a strong break.

Murphy had led and easily won her qualifying round for the 1500m final yesterday, after narrowly missing out on a medal in the 800m final. She withdrew from the 200m butterfly event to concentrate fully on the freestyle final.

Ireland’s Barry Murphy missed the cut for the men’s 50m freestyle after finishing 29th in today’s heats. The Dubliner will be back in the water again this evening for the men’s 50m breaststroke final.

# grainne-murphy - Friday 13 August, 2010

IRELAND’S GRAINNE MURPHY has won her heat in the women’s 1500m freestyle competition and has easily qualified for tomorrow evening’s final. Murphy led from start to finish in a strong performance and will be seen as a strong prospect to win Ireland’s first medal in Budapest.